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!



patriotthreatMay 17    The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry

Cotton Malone, a retired Justice Department operative, has been dispatched to recover sensitive files that a line of presidents has kept hidden for years.




Cookbook Club


Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes by Peter Meehan

Thursday, May 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 our March title, a Cook’s Illustrated alum presents an encyclopedic array of foolproof recipes for everyday and special occasion cooking. The May selection features genuinely simple, vibrant recipes alongside a generous dash of cheekiness (recipes for “Mall” chicken and oranges are included).

Register in person by May 5

Film Discussion Group

Fridays, 7 pm

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


May 13

Bone Tomahawk (2015, dir. S. Craig Zahler; 132 min.) In this western/horror/comedy hybrid, a group of men attempt to rescue captives from cannibals.





May 27   

Taxi (2015, dir. Jafar Panahi; 82 min.) Panahi (officially banned from directing movies) returns with a fiction/documentary hybrid that offers a fascinating glimpse into modern Iranian society. fiction/documentary hybrid that offers a fascinating glimpse into modern Iranian society.





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.