Book Discussion Groups


*Sign up is required for some Book Discussion Groups. Please call your local library for details.

*Bellville Branch    10 AM
Tue. Sept. 1
While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
Tue. Oct. 6
Visit Sunny Chernobyl by Andrew Blackwell
Tue. Nov. 3
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

*Lexington- Bits of Books   2:30 PM
Come share what you've been reading, leave with some great book lists.
Wed. Sept. 9
Wed. Oct. 14
Wed. Nov. 11

*Madison Branch    10 AM
Sat. Sep. 12
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Sat. Oct. 10
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Sat. Nov. 7
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Madison Branch - Adult YA Book Club       6:30 PM
Perfect for the adult reader of YA Fiction.
Tue. Sep. 29
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Tue. Oct. 27
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Tue. Nov. 24
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Main Library     6:30 PM
Thu. Sep. 24
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Thu. Oct. 22
Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Main Library - DIY Book Discussion
Sep. 8, Oct. 5, Nov. 2
No Meetings, no deadlines, just great books! Do you like trying new books, but don’t have time for group discussions? No worries! Now you can get the best of both worlds. Stop by the reference desk the first Monday of each month to get the book and discussion questions, author info, reviews, etc. Then join us on Facebook the first Monday of the following month to discuss!
September – Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir that Inspired “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey” by Margaret Powell
October – The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
November – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ontario Branch    1 PM
Relax with Ontario staff and chat about books. Share with others what you like and dislike about the book of the month.
Tue. Sep. 8
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Tue. Oct. 13
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Tue. Nov. 10
Bring a favorite, share what you love about it.

Bromfield Book Club at Malabar Farm State Park
Every month we’ll read one of Bromfield’s novels and meet at Malabar Farm State Park for the “Bromfield Book Club.” Each session will include discussions of that month’s book, guest speakers, and tours of the estate and park grounds (including snacks and light refreshments). This club is designed for enthusiasts of Bromfield’s books, but also for those who haven’t read his work before.

If you’re interested in Bromfield, farming, conservation, or local history, you’ll be amazed by what you learn in the club. We’ll hold the book discussions in different rooms of the “Big House,” at the Visitor Center, the Pugh Cabin, and other areas of the estate. Get an intimate peak into the life of our most famous Mansfield resident. Contact Butler Branch Library at 419.883.2220, or the Lucas Branch Library at 419.892.2576 for more information and registration. The Club will meet at Malabar Farm Visitor Center. Space is limited – sign up soon!

Tuesday, September 8 @ 6 PM – Discuss Possession (not meeting on Monday because of the Labor Day holiday)
Monday, October 5 @ 6 PM – Discuss The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg
Monday, November 2 @ 6 PM – Discuss Pleasant Valley
Monday, December 7 @ 6 PM – Discuss Mr. Smith
Monday, January 4 @ 6 PM – Discuss The Heritage by Ellen Bromfield Geld

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