If you’re a reader, you’ve probably been reading a lot lately, and perhaps this has depleted your TBR pile more quickly than past years. While we’re always ready to provide you with recommendations for new books, you might consider trying one of our book groups for an opportunity to read and share books you might not otherwise consider. While we’re not meeting in person, these groups have been very active virtually, connecting and sharing great books with each other while we’re all staying home. All of our groups are welcoming new members. Books for all the groups are available at the library’s Main Desk.
Read on to see just how many different reading experiences our groups accommodate. I have no doubt one will appeal to you.
Novel Conversations: Our Novel Conversations Group reads a variety of genres and subjects, and has well-informed and interesting conversations about their chosen titles. They typically meet on the first Friday of the month at 12:30 PM. Novel Conversations is meeting next to discuss Educated by Tara Westover on March 5, 2021 at 12:30PM.
Evening Book Group: The Evening Group challenges members to think beyond the standard discussion points by exploring diverse themes and subjects. The Evening Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 7PM. In March, they will be meeting to read The Engineers Wife, by Tracy Enerson Wood.
Knit-Lit Book Discussion Group: Are you a crafter as well as a reader? Then Knit Lit is the group for you! The members meet to discuss the chosen book and also to share the different projects they are working on. Knitters, crocheters, sewers, felters and anyone else engaged in crafting by hand are welcome. Knit-Lit meets on the second Friday of each month at 10:30AM. In March, they will be meeting to read The Oysterville Sewing Circle, by Susan Wiggs.
SoJust Discussion Group: Join one of our newest book groups to become more engaged and aware of the critical issues of social justice impacting our communities today. This group reads a chosen title and then meets to discuss the book and steps we can all take to help. The Social Justice Book Group meets every third Tuesday of each month at 7PM. In March, they will be meeting to discuss Evicted, by Matthew Desmond.
Wednesday Morning Book Group: Grab another cup of coffee and join this lively group on Zoom to discuss books from a variety of genres and subjects. The Wednesday Morning Book Group meets every third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM. In March, the group will be meeting to discuss The Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman
MacKay Mystery group: Calling all armchair sleuths! This long-standing group meets to discuss mysteries of all sorts, from cozies to noir; thrillers to chillers, the members meet to evaluate style, characters, setting, and of course, the solution. The Mystery Group meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at 2PM. In March, they’ll be meeting to discuss Bad Axe County by John Galligan.
History Book Group: If you love dissecting past events and discussing with deeply knowledgeable contemporaries, then the History book group is the group for you. The History group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7PM. In March, the group will be reading The Race Underground, by Doug Most.
Bibliobites: Foodies rejoice – here’s a book club just for you! Bibliobites is our cookbook book club. Each month, members take home a cookbook, try out the recipes and then report on their experiences at the meeting. Bibliobites typically meets on the fourth Friday of the month at 10:30AM. Check the calendar in March to see which book they’ll be testing next!
The Classics Book Group: If you have been wanting to read (or re-read) the classics and don’t have time for another Zoom on your calendar, then this book group might be the one you have been waiting for! The discussion is online (through Goodreads), where you can post your thoughts and read what others in the group have to say, all on your own schedule. The group is currently discussing Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.