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  • Mon & Wed & Fri: 11am - 6pm
  • Tues & Thurs: 10am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm
  • Sunday: closed

Book Clubs

Everyone is welcome!   No book purchase is necessary to participate.    Books to be read are chosen by the group members, with recommendations by the librarians.    For more info:     Rebecca 684-3813.


Teen Book Club  -   Meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 3:45 for about 45 minutes  (B-W Bus #9 stops right at the library at 3:35).  Call the library if interested and we will get you a copy of the next book (ask for Hope;  Hope Melander is the facilitator).

    This group is taking a break until September.  Please check back with us then if you are interested!


Afternoon Book Club:  (ages 18 and over) -  Meets last Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.

Books chosen are slightly older popular titles so that we can order multiple copies from the MORE system and no book purchase is necessary to participate.

                                  Tues. August 25, 1:00-    Being Mortal :  Medicine and what matters in the end

by  Dr. Atul Gawande


 Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.  Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.  Suggests lots of questions for debate.



Evening Group:    Tues. Sept. 29, 7:00pm

We are resuming formal meetings of our Evening Book Club, on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 at the library.  Everyone is welcome!     Come and check it out.   We can decide about changing date/time when we see who all shows up.  The group decides what book to read and each orders a copy from the MORE system, so no purchase is necessary.


The book discussed next time will be Still Alice, by Lisa Genova


"Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease changes her life. As the inevitable descent into dementia strips away her sense of self, fiercely independent Alice struggles to live in the moment. While she once placed her worth and identity in her celebrated and respected academic life, now she must reevaluate her relationship with her husband, a respected scientist; her expectations of her children; and her ideas about herself and her place in the world.”    Julianne Moore won Best Actress Oscar for portraying this character in the movie.

  It is a great book for discussing, so order one from the MORE system and think about joining us to talk about what you liked or didn't like about it!   If you  prefer,  call the library at 684-3813 and we can order one for you.

If interested, e-mail Joni at: