New members are always welcome! Drop in as you please, or come to every meeting.
We meet once or twice a month, from September through May, on Fridays at 9:30 in the morning. We met by Zoom from 2020 through Spring 2022; we will start up in the fall of 2022 with hybrid meetings. (For more information about hybrid meetings, see below.)
Each year, we select a theme. We read fiction and nonfiction titles related to the theme, contemporary and "classic". Copies in large print and compact disc are provided; eBook, digital audiobook access may be limited. Copies of the next title are available at each session. There is no need to buy any of the books, or to request them on your own. We do all the work (except read) for you!
The Friday Morning Book Group has been meeting for over 40 years, and we always welcome new members and drop-in participants. The book group is an excellent way to meet new people, share the love of reading, exchange ideas and discover new authors.
2022 - 2023 "Bookish & Short"
|DATE||Call No||Author||Title - click on each one for a link to the library catalog||Pub Date||Pages|
|September 9, 2022||Fic||Jiles, Paulette||News of the World||2016||213|
|September 30, 2022||423||Winchester, Simon||The Professor and the Madman||1998||242|
|October 14, 2022||Fic||Erdrich, Louise||The Sentence||2021||386|
|November 18, 2022||Fic||Bennett, Alan||The Uncommon Reader||2007||120|
|December 9, 2022||Fic||Harris, Zakiya Dalila||The Other Black Girl||2021||357|
|January 6, 2023||Fic||Egan, Elisabeth||A Window Opens||2015||368|
|January 27, 2023||921||Fox, Amaryllis||Life undercover : coming of age in the CIA||2019||229|
|February 10, 2023||Fic||Brooks, Geraldine||People of the Book||2008||372|
|March 3, 2023||Fic||Sloan, Robin||Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore||2012||288|
|March 17, 2023||Fic||Engel, Patricia||Infinite Country||2021||191|
|March 31, 2023||Fic||Danticat, Edwidge||Everything Inside||2019||223|
|April 14, 2023||027||Orlean, Susan||The Library Book||2018||315|
|April 28, 2023||Fic||Powers, Kevin||The Yellow Birds||2012||230|
|May 12, 2023||Fic||Haddon, Mark||The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime||2003||226|
|May 26, 2023||Fic||Kim, Eugenia||The Kinship of Secrets||2018||304|
|June 23, 2023||Fic||Kamali, Marjan||The Stationery Shop||2019||312|
- Join us in person at the library, in the Tarbell Room. Masks are encouraged.
- Or, if you would prefer - or need - to participate remotely, join us via Zoom. The Zoom link is sent to all on the mailing list the morning before we meet.
- Whether you're here at the library or tuning in from home, we have the technology to make it possible for everyone to see and hear everyone else.
- Meeting Owl cameras and microphones automatically allow everyone on Zoom to see and hear the person - or persons - who are speaking at any time.
- People in the Tarbell Room will be able to see those on Zoom up on the big screen, and the Owl will project their voices to us.
- We will also be using the table microphones, so anyone who would like to tune in to the hearing loop will be able to do so.
2021-2022 Arts & Artists
|Sept. 10||Vreeland, Susan||Luncheon of the Boating Party||Fiction||Auguste Renoir||434p.|
|Oct. 1||Shelden, Michael||Mark Twain: Man in White||Nonfic||Writer||484p.|
|Oct.22||Tripp, Dawn||Georgia: A novel of Georgia O'Keeffe||Fiction||Artist||328p.|
|Nov. 12||Rose, Heather||Museum of Modern Love||Fiction||Performance Artist||286|
|Dec 3||Szwed, John||Billie Holiday: the musician & the myth||Nonfic||Jazz singer||230p.|
|Jan 7, 2022||Jones, Brian Jay||Jim Henson: the biography||Nonfic||Puppeteer||585p.,|
|Jan 28||Glass, Julia||House Among The Trees||Fiction||Illustrator||352p.,|
|Feb 11||Perry, Imani||Looking for Lorraine||Nonfic||Lorraine Hansberry||237p.|
|Mar 4||O'Connor, Anne-Marie||Lady in Gold||Nonfic||Gustav Klimt||349p.|
|Mar 25||Sharratt, Mary||Ecstasy||Fiction||Klimt & Alma Mahler||387p.,|
|Apr 15||Tan, Amy||Where the Past Begins||Nonfic||Memoir||357p.,|
|May 13||Shapiro, B.A.||The Art Forger||Fiction||Painter||369p.|
|June 3||Patchett, Ann||Bel Canto||Fiction||Opera||318p.|
|June 24||Springsteen, Bruce||Born to Run||Nonfic||Memoir||576p.|
2021-2022 Arts & Artists - FILMS
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