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!

hauntinghillhouseThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Tuesday, October 20, 2 pm

This classic supernatural thriller is considered one of the best ghost stories ever written. It is the story of four individuals seeking solid evidence of ghostly activities.  A terrifying trap is set for Eleanor, the protagonist as well as for its readers.


narrowroadThe Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Tuesday, November 17, 2 pm   

Winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize this book is called “the Australian War and Peace.” It is based on an actual event, the building of the Thai-Burma death railway in 1943 by POWs commanded to the Japanese. Dorrigo Evans, a surgeon, haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife struggles to save the men under his command through great adversities.

Cookbook Club


howtobedomesticHow to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson

Thursday, November 12, 6 pm

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.  In November, we’ll get ready for the holidays with a huge range of baked goods. Register in person by November 5.

Film Discussion Group

Fridays, 7 pm

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


whatwedointheshadowsOctober 16

What We Do in the Shadows (2014, dir. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi; 86 min.) In this hilarious, deadpan comedy, some vampire roommates deal with the mundane challenges of everyday life (and also werewolves).




berberiansoundOctober 30

Berberian Sound Studio  (2012, dir. Peter Strickland; 92 min.) The sound engineer creating effects for a horror movie begins experiencing horrors of his own in this delightful pastiche of 1970s Italian horror.




danceofrealityNovember 13

The Dance of Reality (2013, dir. Alejandro Jodorowky; 130 min.) In this surreal, autobiographical film, the famed cult director exorcises his childhood demons.




Jodorowskys-Dune-posterNovember 27

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013, dir. Frank Pavich, 88 min.) A diverse group of filmmakers and artists describe Jodorowsky’s plans for an adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel in this fascinating documentary.


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.