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Discussion Groups

Books Alive! Book Discussion

Third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm. Copies of the books will be available one month before the meeting.

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

Tuesday, August 21, 2 pm

A private space exploration company is mounting a manned mission to Mars. In preparation a trio of international astronauts set out on a devised, 17 month simulation, in a Utah desert.

Dealing with the real and unreal they and their loved ones are pushed to the limit.

 

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 And The Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey To The Moon by Robert Kurson

Tuesday, September 18, 2 pm

The inside story of three courageous astronauts and their bold, historic and risky mission that gave America the lead in the Space Race.

 

 

A Head Full Of Ghosts: A Novel by Paul Tremblay

Tuesday, October 16, 2 pm

A perfect Halloween read, this is the story of a seemingly normal suburban New England family until their fourteen-year-old daughter begins to tell strange and macabre stories.

 

 

Mr. Flood’s Last Resort: A Novel by Jess Kidd

Tuesday, November 20, 2 pm

A charming Irish caregiver and her client, a cantankerous widowed hoarder, bond over their shared love of Irish folktales and their mutual dislike of his overbearing son.

 

 

Cookbook Club

Pick a recipe from the chosen cookbook and share it with all at the meeting. A copy of the book will be available at the Reference Desk for you to pick out your recipe.

Fresh India by Meera Sodha

 

 

Thursday, September 20, 6 pm

This cookbook features dozens of vibrant vegetarian Indian recipes. Pick out your recipe at the Reference Desk by September 13.

Feast: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou

 

 

Thursday, October 18, 6 pm

This encyclopedic cookbook presents recipes from South Asia through the Middle East and North Africa. Pick out your recipe by October 11.

New Sugar and Spice by Samantha Seneviratne

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 6 pm

New takes on traditional desserts, flavored with unusual spices, are offered in this cookbook. Pick out your recipe by November 8.

Friday Film Discussion

First Friday of every month during the summer at 7:00 pm

First Reformed (2018)

September 7

In this drama from filmmaker Paul Schrader, a minister experiences a serious crisis of faith.

 

You Were Never Really Here (2018)

October 5

A suicidal hitman rescues girls from traffickers in this intense, critically-acclaimed thriller.

 

Quest (2017)

November 2

This beautiful documentary depicts the life of a Philadelphia family through the Obama years.

 

After Hours Book Club

Fourth Saturday of every other month at 5:30 pm

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling

 

September 22

 

The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe

November 24

Feel free to read any other stories or poems in the collection.