Genealogy Group

Mondays, September 19, October 17, November 21, 1 pm

Join us in this informal group as we share genealogy tips, tricks and stories.  New and experienced genealogists are welcome.

Saturday Night Readers

Looking for something local to do on a Saturday evening? Whether you identify as Gen X, Gen Y, Millennial, or an as-yet unnamed group, we want you to join us for our after-hours book club! Light snacks will be served. Titles will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting.For more information contact Roberta or Samantha.

neverwhereSaturday, August 27, 7 pm

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman







 spellmanfilesSaturday, October 22, 7pm

 The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.





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!

notallbastardsSeptember 20

Not All Bastards Are From Vienna by Andrea Molesini
Set in a northern Italian village at the end of the Great War, this award winning war novel is the story of the heroism and the horrors of a powerful and loving family in an occupied Italian villa.



jamaicainnOctober 18

Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Appropriately, this month’s selection is a classic gothic tale by a beloved author.

A young woman moves in with her aunt and uncle at their dismal inn, where mystery surrounds her uncle’s involvement in smuggling along the Cornish coast.


piratehuntersNovember 15

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson
A look inside the adventurous and dangerous world of professional treasure hunters in search of the sunken pirate ship The Golden Fleece, sunk off the coast of what is now the Dominican Republic in the 1680’s.



Cookbook Club

plentymoreThursday, September 15, 6 pm

Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi





doriescookiesThursday, November 17, 6 pm

Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan




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 September we’ll be cooking amazing vegetarian food from the all-time Cookbook Club champion author and we’ll whip up lots of cookies in November, just in time for the holidays. Register in person by September 8/November 10.


Film Discussion Group

Fridays, 7 pm

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

thelobsterSeptember 2

The Lobster (2016) In this black comedy, newly unattached people must find mates or risk being turned into animals.





forgraceSeptember 16

For Grace (2015) The chef of acclaimed Chicago restaurant Grace is profiled in this unexpectedly moving documentary.





theexilesSeptember 30

The Exiles (1961) This fascinating fiction/documentary hybrid explores the a day in the life of Native Americans in Los Angeles.




 weinerOctober 14

Weiner (2016) Disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner runs for mayor of New York City in this engaging, often hilarious documentary.




October 28

(No film)

onlyyesterdadyNovember 11

Only Yesterday (1991) In this gorgeous animated film, a young woman visits family and begins to recall her childhood.




 greenroomNovember 25

The Green Room (2016) A punk band gets into a bit of a scrape with some Neo-Nazis in this harrowing, violent thriller.




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.