Our Book Clubs for Adults

Morning Book Club



Grab a cup of coffee and join the discussion on some interesting books.  It's never a dull moment in the Morning Book Club.

  • 2nd Friday of each month
  • 10 am in Room B
  • Books available for checkout

Upcoming schedule:



June 9



Under the Tuscan Sun
by Frances Mayes

Under the Tuscan Sun

Buying a villa in the spectacular Italian countryside is a wonderful fantasy -- even if 17 rooms and a garden in need of immediate loving care are included in the asking price. Frances Mayes -- gourmet cook, widely published travel writer, and poet -- changed her life by doing just that. Sprinkled liberally with delicious recipes for inspired Italian dishes, amusing anecdotes about risks of being your own contractor, and a savvy traveler's reminiscences.

An unusual memoir that combines the appeal of M. F. K. Fisher, Peter Mayle, and Martha Stewart, it is a feast for the senses.


July 14



The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Zookeepers Wife

A true story -- as powerful as Schindler's List -- in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

When Germany invaded Poland, Stuke bombers devastated Warsaw -- and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonia Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages.

With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us
how Antonia refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl
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Evening Book Club



Expand your reading horizons with the Evening Book Club as we read and discuss our way through the book genres this year.

  • 4th Tuesday of each month
  • 6:30 pm in Room B
  • Books available for checkout

What we're reading next:



June 27 - EBC Science Cafe



Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures

Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program - and whose contributions have been heralded, until now.

July 25 - EBC Science Cafe


Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Thunderstruck

Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men -- Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication -- whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer of his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate.


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