Book Discussions

Online Author Talks

We’re excited to share a mix of online author talks from New York Times Best Selling Authors and a Pulitzer Prize winning historian this summer. Click here for details on each talk and to register for other upcoming talks. Each event will include the opportunity for you to ask your questions. Each author’s book can be picked up at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 PM: Asian American Representation in Literature: An Author Talk with Rebecca F. Kuang

Monday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM: For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell

Thursday, June 13th at 8:00 PM: Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists– An Author Talk with Freida McFadden

Thursday, June 20th at 2:00 PM: Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewell

Cover to Cover Book Club – May, 2024 – Colm Toibini

Each month The Cover to Cover Reading Series will allow readers to go on a literary journey, shining a spotlight on a prominent author and extending the exploration to the work that shaped their craft and those that were subsequently influenced by their genius. From the profound works that left an indelible mark on the author’s mind, to the culture that shaped their narrative voice, we will venture into the mosaic of influences that converge in the creation of a masterpiece. 

Books are available at the circulation desk. eBooks and audiobooks available on Libby!
For more information on the Cover to Cover Reading Series, click here!

Nature’s Book Club- meets the last Monday of the month at 6:30 pm (See June date)

Monday, June 3 at 6:30 pm  – Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Nonfiction Book Group – meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 4 at 1:00 pm -Of Time and Turtles by Sy Montgomery

Carm’s Classics Club

Carm’s Classics Club introduces people to literature by pairing a classic up with a modern reimagining or retelling. Past pairings have included Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea with Rick Riordan’s latest, Daughter of the Deep and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with Kenneth Oppel’s This Dark Endeavor. This group is recommended for tweens, teens, and adults. All participants will receive a copy of that club’s current book that they may keep. Carm’s Classics Club is currently a hybrid program. You can join us in person or virtually through Zoom.

Carm’s Kids Book Club

Carm’s Kids Book Club is a version of our Carm’s Classics made just for kids! Book discussion is followed up by an activity related to the book. Activities may include crafts, games, or science experiments. This group is recommended for ages 6 – 12 and their parents. All participants will receive a copy of that club’s current book that they may keep. Carm’s Kids Book Club is currently a hybrid program. You can join us in person or virtually through Zoom. Please note that hands-on activities that may not be available virtually.

Wednesday May 29 at 4:00 – The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm

Science Fiction Book Club

Our Science Fiction Book Club explores stories set in space. Join us as we track the evolution of science fiction through the years, starting with Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon and ending with Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary. This group is recommended for teens, tween, and adults. All participants will receive a copy of that club’s current book that they may keep. The Science Fiction Book Club is currently a hybrid program. You can join us in person or virtually through Zoom.

Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 – The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Blankets by Craig Thompson

On Wednesday, May 3rd, the C.H. Booth Library was fortunate to have a conversation with Craig Thompson about his work, specifically his groundbreaking graphic novel Blankets. Below is a recording of that conversation.

For more information about Blankets, and a Further Reading list, click here (link to come).

 


Are you a member of a book group? Check our Recommended Reads for copies of books that have been popular with local book groups. If you have a title you’d like us to consider for the Corner, let us know!