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!

Going ClearJune 17 Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

This revealing and disturbing account of the Church of Scientology’s history is written with a calm, neutral stance. It’s a fascinating look at a religion long shrouded in mystery.



The Art of Racing in the RainJuly 15 The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

This year’s summer reading program theme is Paws to Read! This funny and uplifting book is narrated by Enzo, a family dog who shares his experiences and reflections as only a dog can.




Claire of the Sea LightAugust 19 Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Dandicant

On the night Claire, a 7-year-old Haitian girl, is given away by her father in the hopes of securing a better life for her, she disappears.




Cookbook Club

Gran Cocina LatinaThursday, July 24, 6 pm Gran Cocina Latina by Maricel E. Presilla

When we explore a cookbook, it’s potluck meets book discussion. Sign up at the Reference Desk, pick a recipe from our enticing selection (we’ll keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We’ll sample good food, talk about what worked and what didn’t, and select future cookbooks. Our summer selection features an encyclopedic array of authentic Latin American recipes, ranging from Argentinian empanadas to Cuban beans and rice. Register in person by July 17.

Film Discussion Group

Fridays, 7 pm

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


June 27 (No film)


Blancanieves July 11 Blancanieves

The story of Snow White is told in this delightful, modern pastiche of silent cinema.




Taking OffJuly 25 Taking Off

Famed director Forman’s first English-language film offers hilarious satire of early Seventies counterculture.




I am DivineAugust 8 I am Divine

This documentary, about trash film legend Divine, is alternately uproarious and poignant.




August 22 (no film)


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.