Books Alive! Book Discussion

Our Library-sponsored group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 pm. Books are available one month before meetings. All are welcome to attend!

howardsMarch 17    Howard’s End by E.M. Forster

The author described his last novel of the Edwardian era as “primarily a hunt for a home.” Howards End is the story of a charming old country house and which of two families will inherit it. This classic is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1910.



Cookbook Club

When we explore a cookbook, it’s potluck meets book discussion! Sign up at the Reference Desk, pick a tasty recipe from our enticing selection (we’ll keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We’ll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn’t, and select future cookbooks.

Plenty by Yotem Ottolenghi

Thursday, March 12, 6 pm

In March, we’ll cook from our first vegetarian cookbook, from one of Cookbook Club’s favorite authors.   Register in person by March 5

The Glory of Southern Cooking by James Villas

Thursday, May 21, 6 pm

Our book in May features an encyclopedia array of Southern classics, from pimento cheese to gumbo.  Register in person by May 14.


Film Discussion Group

Fridays, 7 pm

Watch independent, foreign, and classic movies on our giant screen, followed by brief discussion

lifeitselfMarch 20

Life Itself (2014, dir. Steve James; 120 min.)

The life, warts and all, of famous film critic Roger Ebert is covered in this hilarious, heartrending documentary.





loveisstrangeApril 3

Love is Strange (2014, dir. Ira Sachs; 94 min.)

In this poignant drama, a longtime gay couple experiences the drastic consequences of their marriage.





The_Missing_Picture_2013_posterApril 17

The Missing Picture (2014, dir. Rithy Panh; 92 min.)

The genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge is depicted using clay figures in this innovative drama.





Local Discussion Groups

If you host a book discussion group, the Library is always happy to provide copies of books, background information about authors, and book suggestions for future discussion.