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!  

Early Birds 2019-2020 Theme: Works by graduates or professors of the Iowa Writers Workshop

February 18, 2020 - Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin

March 17, 2020 - The Road to Wellville by T. C. Boyle

April 21, 2020 - Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen

May 19, 2020 - The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

June 16, 2020 - Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand

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.

March 3, 2020 - The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

April 7, 2020 - Less by Andrew Sean Greer

May 5, 2020 - The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

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


February 13, 2020 - Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Living with his grandparents on a farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.

March 5, 2020 - The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

Nothing prepares Jaya for the heartbreak of her 3rd miscarriage and the unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family's past.

April 2, 2020 - The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill

Paroled after 7 years in prison, Wolf Hadda's returns to his family home in rural Cumbria. But there was a mysterious period in Wolf's youth when he disappeared from home and was known to his employers as the Woodcutter. And now the Woodcutter is back, looking for the truth, and revenge. 

May 7, 2020 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Anna Fox lives alone--a recluse in her NYC home. When Anna, gazes out her window one night and sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare.           

June 4, 2020 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Land by Lisa See

Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple.

July 2, 2020 - Becoming by Michelle Obama

The former First Lady describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private.

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 25, 2020 - The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

March 24, 2020 - In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

April 28, 2020 - Hotel Paradise by Martha Grimes