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We love talking about books almost as much as we enjoy reading them. Our book groups cover a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. Copies of the book in discussion are often available throughout the partnership. 

2nd Wednesday Book Group

Copies of titles are available (unless otherwise noted) for purchase at cost in the Friends Store located on the library’s first level. Titles also available for checkout from MPL or its Partner Libraries. Discussions facilitated by members on Zoom.

Upcoming Discussion Titles:

  • May 13, 2020 – Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel by Mark T Sullivan
  • June 10, 2020The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya
  • July 8, 2020  — All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren
  • Aug 12, 2020 — Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Sept 9, 2020Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden
  • Oct 14, 2020The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
  • Nov 11, 2020 – Veterans Day – discussion canceled
  • Dec 9, 2020Birds in America: Stories by Lorrie Moore
  • Jan 13, 2021Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • Feb 10, 2021The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
  • Mar 10, 2021 —  Inland: A Novel by Tea Obreht 
  • Apr 14, 2021Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
  • May 12, 2021Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
  • June 9, 2021 American Spy: A Novel by Lauren Wilkinson

3rd Wednesday Book Group

We read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, primarily from the Book Chat Bag collections of MPL and its Partner Libraries. This lively book discussion group is facilitated by a librarian. New members are always welcome! See calendar for upcoming titles.

Upcoming Discussion Titles:

  • Jan – Winter in the Blood, James Welch (Chat Bag); 138 pgs.
  • Feb – Half a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; 435 pgs.
  • March – The Dinner: a novel, Herman Koch; 2013(kit); 292 pgs.
  • April – The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan; 334 pgs.
  • May – Evicted, Matthew Desmond (Missoula Non Fiction kit); 418 pgs.
  • June – In the Other Rooms, Daniyal Mueenuddin; 247 pgs.
  • July/August – Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi; (Non Fiction); 582 pgs.
  • September – The Testaments, Margaret Atwood; 419 pgs.
  • October – We Leave the Flowers Where They Are; 2019; 180 pgs.
  • November – The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey; 389 pgs.
  • DecemberBecoming Dr. Q by Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD; 317 pgs.
  • January 2021 – The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai; 324 pgs.

Book Group Resources:

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