Booked for Lunch

Crossing to Safety coverBooked for Lunch is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers and meets the first Tuesday of every month at noon. No sign up is necessary and newcomers are always welcome!

The selection for December 5 is Crossing to Safety by Wallace stegner, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141. Two young couples, Sid and Charity and Larry and Salley, from different backgrounds--East and West, rich and poor--befriend each other in 1937 Madison, Wisconsin, in an evocative and insightful portrain of family and friendship.



 

Evening Book Discussion

A Spy Among Friends coverThe Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and is facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Mary Bell. No sign up is necessary and newcomers are always welcome!

The selection for December 20 is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141. An Ivy League-trained, award-winning young neurosurgeon describes how, after receiving a terminal diagnosis of lung cancer, he explored the dynamics of his roles as a patient and care provider, the philosophical conundrums about a meaningful life and how he wanted to spend his final days. Copies of next month's book will be at the Front Desk in the days leading up to the discussion.

 

Classics Book Club

Ethan Frome coverThe Classics Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Jessica Magill. Since this is a new group, please sign up so she can anticipate how many people are coming. Newcomers are always welcome. Copies are available to pick up at the Front Desk or you can request them through the catalog.

The selection for November 29 is Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. A New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin.