Book Clubs

The following groups meet monthly in the library. All groups welcome new members and all meetings are open to the public.
Sunday Book Chat
The next meeting will be held on July 24 at 2p.m. The topic will be H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. 
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood but she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life.

Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.
 Greek Drama Discussion Group The next meeting will be on Monday, July 25, at 4:00 p.m. The topic will be the comedy The Clouds by Aristophanes.
History Book Club
The next meeting of this group will be on Wednesday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be American foreign policy since the Barbary Pirates. Book Club Chair Sam Coulbourn invites you to read any nonfiction book that fits the topic.
Current Issues Political Book Discussion Group
  The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. The topic will be "How American Politics Went Insane" by Jonathan Rauch in Atlantic magazine, July/August 2016 edition. Click title link for text.
Monday Evening Book
Group The next meeting will not be until September 19, at 6 p.m. The topic will be The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
 SUMMARY: Moving his young bride to an isolated lighthouse home on Australia's Janus Rock where the couple suffers miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant who has washed up on the shore only to witness a rift in their marriage that is further complicated by a search by the baby's desperate mother.
Poetry Readers  This group will resume monthly meetings in the fall.
MVLC Book Club Kit Info