Teen Book Club

Friday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m.

This month's book is "Turtles All the Way Down" by John Green.

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Call 413-596-6141 to request a copy of the book or pick one up in the Teen Loft.

Grades 8-12 only. Online registration is required. 

Teen Book Club is facilitated by Teen Librarian, Rachel Hapgood.


Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m.

Our book for January is "Whereabouts" by Jhumpa Lahiri.

An English translation of a first Italian-language novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Lowland" follows the routines of a misfit city dweller who experiences a year of remarkable transformation in the aftermath of a parent's death.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!



Classics Book Club

Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.

Our book for January is "The Glass Menagerie" by Teneessee Williams. (Note: This is a change. The previously announced choice, "Persuasion," will NOT be featured this month.)

The discussion will be led by Jessica Magill and will be held in the Brooks Room of the library. 

Copies of the book are available at the library or click here to reserve one through the catalog.

For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com.


Booked for Lunch

Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Noon

Our book for February is "The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead.

Follows the experiences of two African-American teenagers at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

The Booked for Lunch discussion group is held in the Brooks Room of the library and is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers.
Copies of the books are held at the Service Desk.


Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.


Our book for February is "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison

Macon Dead Jr., called "Milkman," the son of the wealthiest African American in town, moves from childhood into early manhood, searching, among the disparate, mysterious members of his family, for his life and reality.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell.