Books & Brews

This discussion group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at The Drafting Table. Space is limited and registration is required. Visit the program calendar to register.

How Lucky by Will Leitch cover May 10 - How Lucky by Will Leitch
Unable to speak or move without a wheelchair, Daniel, spending hours observing his neighborhood from his front porch, believes he has witnessed the kidnapping of a young college student and vows to solve this mystery.
Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki cover June 14 - Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
Shizuka Satomi made a deal with the devil: to escape damnation, she must entice seven other violin prodigies to trade their souls for success. She has already delivered six. When Katrina Nguyen, a young transgender runaway, catches Shizuka's ear with her wild talent, Shizuka can almost feel the curse lifting. She's found her final candidate. But in a donut shop off a bustling highway in the San Gabriel Valley, Shizuka meets Lan Tran, retired starship captain, interstellar refugee, and mother of four. Shizuka doesn't have time for crushes or coffee dates, what with her very soul on the line, but Lan's kind smile and eyes like stars might just redefine a soul's worth. And maybe something as small as a warm donut is powerful enough to break a curse as vast as the California coastline. As the lives of these three women become entangled by chance and fate, a story of magic, identity, curses, and hope begins, and a family worth crossing the universe for is found
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz cover July 12 - The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Wildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him.
Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn cover August 9 - Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
In 1994 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores is saved from drowning by a shiver of sharks. His family, struggling to make ends meet amidst the collapse of the sugar cane industry, hails his rescue as a sign of favour from ancient Hawaiian gods. But as time passes, this hope gives way to economic realities, forcing Nainoa and his siblings to seek salvation across the continental United States, leaving behind home and family. With a profound command of language, Washburn's powerful debut novel examines what it means to be both of a place, and a stranger in it.

Between the Lines Book Club

Join us on the last Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. for an hour of eclectic reads and discussion. We provide coffee while you provide the conversation. New readers are always welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. No registration required.

The Analyst by John Katzenbach cover May 25 - The Analyst by John Katzenbach
When a mysterious letter bearing these threatening words is delivered to Dr. Frederick Starks, his predictable life is thrown into chaos. Suddenly, the psychoanalyst is plunged into a horrific game designed by a man who calls himself Rumplestiltskin. The rules: in two weeks Starks must guess Rumplestiltskin's identity and the source of his fury. If he succeeds, he goes free. If he fails, one by one, Rumplestiltskin will destroy Dr. Stark's loved ones - friends, relatives, children - unless the good doctor agrees to kill himself.
Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen book cover June 29 - Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen
When a high-society dowager murdered at the height of Palm Beach's charity gala season is declared a political martyr by the colorful president she supported, a talented wildlife wrangler uncovers the truth amid the discovery of a controversial affair.
cover of Midnight library by matt Haig July 27 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices... Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?
The cover of The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah August 31 - The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
In World War II France, two sisters face frightening situations and respond in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions

Books & Bytes Teen Book Club

Books & Bytes is a book club just for teens in grades 7-12. Join us for a lively discussion via Discord on the last Monday every month at 6pm. Please email Emily at for an invitation to our Discord channel. Upcoming book club dates are below.

Cover of Firekeeper's Daughter with a purple background May 23 - Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths.
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi cover June 27 - Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
In a near-future society that claims to have gotten rid of all monstrous people, a creature emerges from a painting seventeen-year-old Jam's mother created, a hunter from another world seeking a real-life monster.
White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson cover July 25 - White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson about a teenage girl moving with her newly blended family to a picture-perfect home . . . that is hiding secrets.
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee cover August 22 - We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
For fourteen-year-old budding artist Minoru Ito, her two brothers, her friends, and the other members of the Japanese-American community in southern California, the three months since Pearl Harbor was attacked have become a waking nightmare: attacked, spat on, and abused with no way to retaliate--and now things are about to get worse, their lives forever changed by the mass incarcerations in the relocation camps.