Classics Book Club

The selection for Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. is "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. 

Offred lives in a dystopian world where a theocracy has taken the place of the United States government, and women have lost all of their rights. Offred has been forced to become a handmaid, but dreams of escape. 

Copies are available to pick up at the Front Desk or you can request through the catalog or call the library at 413-596-6141.

The club's discussions are facilitated by Jessica Magill. Please contact Jessica at 603-969-3207 or jessicammagill@hotmail.com with any questions.

 

Booked for Lunch

Book Cover, Little Fires EverywhereOn Sept. 10, the noontime book club meets to discuss "Girl in Disguise" by Greer MacAllister.

Going undercover to infiltrate the seedy side of mid-nineteenth-century Chicago, Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective, assumes a range of sophisticated identities to track down evildoers and bring them to justice.

Request the book through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141.

Booked for Lunch is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers and meets the first Tuesday of every month at noon.



 

Evening Book Discussion

On sept. 18 at 7 p.m., the group will meet to discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. 

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." As a way out, Tara began to educate herself. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
 
Request the book through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141.

The Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. and is facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Mary Bell.


 

Cookbook Club

The next meeting will be Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. The book will be "Milk Street: Tuesday Nights" by Christopher Kimball. Copies are available at the front desk.

Pick a recipe and let us know what you are bringing by Tuesday, Sept. 18, so we do not duplicate recipes. Signup is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the last Tuesday of the month.  Newcomers are always welcome.





 

Classics Book Club

The selection for Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. is "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse.

The story takes place in the Nepalese district of Kapilavastu. Siddhartha decides to leave behind his home in the hope of gaining spiritual illumination by becoming an ascetic wandering beggar of the Samanas.

Copies are available to pick up at the Front Desk or you can request through the catalog or call the library at 413-596-6141.

The club's discussions are facilitated by Jessica Magill. Please contact Jessica at 603-969-3207  or jessicammagill@hotmail.com with any questions.