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Books & Brews
This discussion group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at The Drafting Table. New readers are always welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. No registration required.
January 9 - Nettle & Bone by T Kingfisher
To save her sister and topple a throne, Marra is offered the tools she needs if she completes three seemingly impossible tasks with the help of a disgraced ex-knight, a reluctant fairy godmother and an enigmatic gravewitch and her fowl familiar.
March 12 - Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell
Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities "cultish," revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven's Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Incisive and darkly funny, this enrapturing take on the curious social science of power and belief will make you hear the fanatical language of "cultish" everywhere.
April 9 - True Biz by Sara Noviç
The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who’s never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school’s golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another—and changed forever.
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.
January 31 - Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club by J. Ryan Stradal
In the aftermath of a devastating tragedy, a couple from two very different restaurant families in rustic Minnesota, Mariel Prager and her husband Ned, who's having an identity crisis, lose almost everything they hold dear and unexpectedly find salvation in their failing business -- the Lakeside Supper Club.
March 27 - The Guest List by Lucy Foley
An expertly planned celebrity wedding between a rising television star and an ambitious magazine publisher is thrown into turmoil by petty jealousies, a college drinking game, the bride's ruined dress and an untimely murder.
April 24 - Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara
Released from a Japanese internment camp in 1944, Aki Ito moves to Chicago to be with her sister, Rose, only to lose her in subway train accident on the even of their reunion and vows to learn what really happened.
Books & Bytes Teen Book Club
Books & Bytes is a book club just for teens in grades 7-12. Join us for a lively discussion on the last Monday of the month at 6pm. New readers are always welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. Registration required.
February 26 - Debating Darcy by Sayantani DasGupta
A life-long speech competitor, Leela Bose meets her match in Firoze Darcy, a debater from an elite private school, and as the tournament progresses, Leela finds her own winning streak at stake--as well as her heart.
April 29 - Dead Flip by Sara Farizan
Eighteen-year-olds Cori and Maz, once inseparable best friends, reunite to solve the mystery of what happened to their other friend Sam--who disappeared five years ago and has now returned, not having aged at all.