Book Discussions

Join the discussion at any one of these locations. All groups are open to everyone and do not
require registration (except where noted), so stop in anytime for some lively "book-centric" conversation!

Noah Webster Library Third Tuesday, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Board Room, Mezzanine Level

Early Birds  
New members are always welcome in this lively staff-led conversation about great books and what makes them so! 

March 19, 2019 – Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
The story of Fanny Stevenson, Indiana-born wife of the author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped

April 16, 2019 – Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
A twelve-year old from Haiti must begin life anew in New York City

May 21, 2019 - The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
A timely story of the immigrant experience in the United States.

 June 18, 2019 - TBD

Noah Webster Library
First Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Board Room, Mezzanine Level

Night Owls -Join us for a library-hosted, volunteer-led discussion group. Please come with your suggestions for possible future selections. New members are always welcome! The Night Owls will be taking a winter hiatus, starting again in April.

April 2, 2019 – White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

May 7, 2019 - Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

June 4, 2019 - The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith

July 2, 2019 - Varina by Charles Frazier

August 6, 2019 - Where the Past Begins by Amy Tan

September 3, 2019 - The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

October 1, 2019 - I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong 

November 5, 2019 - Stay with me by Ayobami Adebayo

December 3, 2019 - Bring Your Own Book Discussion

Faxon Branch
Thursday, 1:30 p.m.—Lower Level

Mar. 7, 2019        Girl Unknown     Karen Perry
A professor's marriage and family begin to unravel when one of his students tells him that he might be her father.
Apr. 4, 2019   Born a Crime      Trevor Noah
Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.    

May 2, 2019    Homegoing      Yaa Gyasi
Two half-sisters, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana and experience profoundly different lives and legacies throughout subsequent generations.   

Jun. 6, 2019   The Ninth Hour     Alice McDermott
A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.  
Jul. 11, 2019   I Found You      Lisa Jewell
Alice finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no idea how he got there. Lily has only been married for three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, the police tell her that her husband never existed. Both women must sort through the many secrets surrounding these men

Bishops Corner Branch Fourth Tuesday, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Senior Center at Bishops Corner

This Bishops Corner Senior Center discussion group is facilitated by library staff. Books are available at the Bishops Corner Library. Library Contact: Nancy Pedersen.


February 26 - The Innocents by Francesca Segal

Adam and Rachel's plans for marriage are in trouble when Rachel's cousin makes an unexpected visit.


March 26 - Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

The chronicle of one man's struggle and fatal miscalculation in face of an unimaginable storm.


April 23 - Still Me by JoJo Moyes

Louise Clark wants to stay true to herself while living in New York high society.