Brown Bag Book Group, last Thursday of every month at noon.
Mystery Book Group, second Thursday of every month at 10:30.
Upcoming book group meetings:
September 28, 2017 @ 12pm: Brown Bag Book Group
When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and rucksacks in every theater of war. These Armed Services Editions were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity and made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is the inspiring story of the Armed Services Editions, and a treasure for history buffs and book lovers alike.
Pick up your copy at the front desk. Feel free to bring your lunch. Dessert and beverages will be served.
October 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am: Mystery Book Group
The mystery book club will be reading A Fatal Grace by Steve Berry. Copies will available for checkout after September 14th at the circulation desk. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public.
From GoodReads: "When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Québec, is called to investigate, he quickly realizes he's dealing with someone quite extraordinary. CC de Poitiers was electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake, in front of the entire village, as she watched the annual curling tournament. And yet no one saw anything. Who could have been insane enough to try such a macabre method of murder—or brilliant enough to succeed?"