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!

alexApril 15 Alex by Pierre Lemaitre

This book, about the brutal kidnapping of a  young woman and the desperate police search to find her, won the prestigious Crime Writers Association International Dagger award in 2013.



where'd you go, bernadetteMay 20 Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

On the eve of a family trip to Antarctica, Bernadette Fox abruptly disappears. This novel offers a satiric, comic trip through the lives of upper class Americans.




Cookbook Club

ottolenghiThursday, April 24, 6 pm: Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

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. This spring’s selection, from the authors of Cookbook Club favorite Jerusalem, features, herbaceous salads and grains, fresh meat and seafood dishes, and oodles of sweet and savory baked items. Register in person by April 17.

Film Discussion Group

Fridays, 7 pm

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


leviathanApril 18 Leviathan

This amazing experiential (and experimental) documentary, which depicts life and death aboard a commercial fishing vessel, is pure cinema.




wadjdaMay 2 Wadjda

In this charming, groundbreaking drama, directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia, a young girl quests to buy a bike.




blue capriceMay 16 Blue Caprice

The run-up to the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002 is explored in this haunting drama.




from up on poppy hillMay 30 From Up on Poppy Hill

In this nostalgic animation, co-writen by Hayao Miyazaki, a group of youths try to save their school’s clubhouse.




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.