The C.H. Booth Library is proud to be participating in The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries.
“Stories of Exile” is a reading and discussion program to engage teens and adults in thinking about experiences of displacement, migration, and diaspora. Using the work of Yiddish authors Yenta Mash, Chava Rosenfarb, and Jacob Glatstein as a portal, this series of programs will explore narratives and stories from across the globe which grapple with questions of homelands, journeys, identity, and belonging. Running from September through November 2023, the “Stories of Exile” program series, aims to connect the community with art and artists from around the world to look directly at the human and cultural cost of exile.
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.
Thursday, November 16th at 4:00 PM: Why She Writes – An Afternoon Chat with Joy Harjo
Thursday, November 30th at 3:00 PM: Power of Women in Science Fiction: Naomi Alderman on Writing Dystopian Worlds
Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 PM: Let’s Talk World Building with YA Fantasy Fiction Superstar Author Victoria Aveyard
Tuesday, December 12th at 2:00 PM: Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education: An Author Talk with Stephanie Land
Nature’s Book Club- meets the last Monday of the month at 6:30 pm
Monday, November 27 at 6:30 pm – A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul
Nonfiction Book Group – meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 7 at 1:00 pm – Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
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.
Wednesday, December 20 at 6:30 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Dickens and Christmas by Lucinda Hawksley
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, November 29 at 4:00 – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
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, November 29 at 6:30 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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! Looking for other suggestions? Try Novelist for ideas about what to read next.