book groups

EVENING BOOK GROUP – via – ZOOM MEETING FORMAT

The Evening Book Group usually meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  If you would like to participate in our meeting via Zoom, please call the Library (207-967-2778) to be added to the invitation list.

This month, the meeting will be held on Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 pm.  A link will be sent to all participants early in the day to access the meeting.  We will be discussing Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

The Nickel Boys is a 2019 novel by American novelist Colson Whitehead. It was based on the real story of the Dozier School, a reform school in Florida that operated for 111 years and had its history exposed by a university’s investigation. It was named one of TIME’S best books of the decade.  It is set in Florida and New York City.

 

 

 

 

EVENING BOOK GROUP – via – ZOOM MEETING FORMAT

The Evening Book Group usually meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  If you would like to participate in our meeting via Zoom, please call the Library (207-967-2778) to be added to the invitation list.

This month, the meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, June 24 at 6:00 pm.  A link will be sent to all participants early in the day to access the meeting.  We will be discussing  Wildfire Loose by local historian, Joyce Butler.

 

Many people still recall October 1947, when Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Wildfire Loose is the definitive history of those terrible and exciting days.  This remarkable regional history book was written at a time when many of the witnesses were still alive, yet before the time of the internet and digital media. A tour de force of old fashion research and dedication.

 

 

 

EVENING BOOK GROUP – via – ZOOM MEETING FORMAT

The Evening Book Group meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  If you would like to participate in our meeting via Zoom, please call the Library (207-967-2778) to be added to the invitation list.  A link will be sent to all participants on Thursday, May 28 (around 5:30) to access the meeting.  We will be discussing  The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.  The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.  Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives, they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.  [GoodReads]

 

 

 

EVENING BOOK GROUP – via ZOOM MEETING

The Evening Book Group meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  If you would like to participate in our meeting via Zoom, please call the Library (207-967-2778) to be added to the invitation list.  A link will be sent to all participants on Thursday, April 30 to access the meeting.  We will be discussing  American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

 

 

Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. [Good Reads]

 

EVENING BOOK GROUP – CANCELLED

The Evening Book Group meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  Please join us in the Business Center (First Floor–Side Door).  No registration required (967-2778) and new members are always welcome.   The March pick will be American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

 

 

Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. [Good Reads]

 

EVENING BOOK GROUP

The Evening Book Group meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  Please join us in the Business Center (First Floor–Side Door).  No registration required (967-2778) and new members are always welcome.   The February pick will be The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah.

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.  Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.  [From Author’s Website]

EVENING BOOK GROUP

The Evening Book Group meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us in the Business Center (First Floor–Side Door).  No registration required (967-2778).  For the month of January, we will be (briefly) discussing  The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman.  Please call the Library if you need to reserve a copy.

Any attendee is requested to bring their book pick for the 2020 (February-November) reading list.  The only requirement–if you recommend—you have to have read it and think it worthy for discussion.

EVENING BOOK GROUP – NOVEMBER 21 – SPECIAL TIME

The Evening Book Group usually meets the last Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.  Because of the holiday (Thanksgiving), we will be meeting one WEEK earlier this month.

Please join us in the Business Center (First Floor–Side Door).  No registration required (967-2778).  For the month of November, we will be discussing  The Library Book by Susan Orlean.  Please call the Library if you need to reserve a copy.

 

Next Meeting : January 30 –  At that meeting, any attendee is requested to bring their book pick for the 2020 (February-November) reading list.

EVENING BOOK GROUP – OCTOBER 31 @ 6:00 PM

The Evening Book Group usually meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.    Please join us in the Business Center (First Floor–Side Door).  No registration required (967-2778).  For the month of October, we will be discussing Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver.  Please call the Library if you need to reserve a copy.

 

Next Meeting : November 21 – The Library Book by Susan Orlean

EVENING BOOK GROUP – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ 6:00 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  Please join us in the Business Center (First Floor–Side Door).  No registration required (967-2778).  For the month of September, we will be reading The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.  Please call the Library if you need to reserve a copy.

 

Next Meeting : October 31 – The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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