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!
After a long and eventful life Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home. Desperate to avoid his 100th birthday celebration, he escapes out his window to the bus station, and embarks on a wild and hilarious journey.
January 20 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Lauren Hillenbrand
The author of Seabiscuit brings us the biography of Louis Zamperini, an athlete at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and American airman. After his bomber crashes in the Pacific during Word War II , he survives 47 days on a life raft, only to picked up by the Japanese and interned in the most brutal POW camps. Eventually repatriated and suffering PTSD, he goes on to heal and forgive his persecutors.
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.
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. Dozens of elegant French and French-inspired recipes are featured in this winter’s book. Register in person by January 8.
Fridays, 7 pm
Watch independent, foreign, and classic movies on our giant screen, followed by brief discussion
In this brutal film, a man makes a misguided attempt to avenge the murder of his parents.
This beautiful animated film (the famed director’s swan song) depicts the life of an aeronautical engineer who dreams of being a pilot.
Revolution brews on a train circumnavigating post-apocalyptic Earth in this action-packed satire from the director of Film Discussion Group favorites The Host and Mother.
The life of the bank robber immortalized by Dog Day Afternoon is explored in this fascinating documentary
Hundreds of film clips are used to illustrate how depictions of the world’s most filmed city have evolved in this documentary that’s a must-see for movie lovers.
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.