Booked for Lunch

Leaving Time 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 November 7 is Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons--only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice's case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they'll have to face even harder answers.

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 October 18 is A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141. In A Spy Among Friends, the best-selling author of Operation Mincemeat presents a definitive portrait of the notorious 20th-century spy that discusses his rise in MI6, high-profile intelligence friendships and 20-year espionage operation that culminated in his 1963 defection to Moscow. Copies of next month's book will be at the Front Desk in the days leading up to the discussion.

 

Classics Book Club

The Great Gatsby 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 October 23 (note the Monday date!) is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back.