Tuesday Evening Book Group

On Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss Katharine Graham’s memoir, Personal History.

The author describes her privileged but lonely childhood, her tragic marriage to the charismatic Phil Graham, her struggles as the head of the Washington Post, and the colorful politicians and celebrities she has known.

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Tuesday Evening Book Group

On Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss Gail Honeyman’s 2017 novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

No one has ever told Eleanor, a socially awkward, routine-oriented loner, that life should be better than fine. Then she meets Raymond, a bumbling IT guy from her office, and together they save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk. The three forge a friendship that saves them from the lives of isolation and secret unhappiness they have each been living.

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Tuesday Evening Book Group

jesse whiteOn Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss They Call Heroes Mister: The Jesse White Story by Rick Davis.

This is a book about sacrifice, discipline and sports. It also is a story that includes political intrigue and heartbreak. Most of all, it is a story of redemption and how some people, despite the odds, can succeed in a hard and cold world. His story is an inspiration to young and old alike.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

On Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. we will chat about Jessica Shattuck’s The Women in the Castle.

This book is set at the end of World War II, amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined.

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Taste Buds Cookbook Club

Theme: Appetizers
Saturday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.

If you love to cook and want a fun, casual environment to try and share new recipes, the Taste Buds Cookbook Club is just for you! Each quarter you make a recipe from a selected cookbook or theme and then bring your dish to share with the group. We will have a discussion about your experience cooking and the cookbook itself. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the recipe and serving utensils. Library will provide beverages, plates and utensils.

The Taste Buds Cookbook Club will meet quarterly at 11:30 am.  Open to cooks ages 14 and more seasoned! Registration is required.

 

Tuesday Evening Book Group

On Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m. we will be discussing our nonfiction read, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean.

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Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike–strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents–and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims’ personalities. Parents suddenly couldn’t recognize their own children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars. Some people couldn’t speak but could still sing. Sam Kean explains the brain’s secret passageways and recounts forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible

Taste Buds Cookbook Club

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Join us for our inaugural meeting of the Taste Buds Cookbook Club on Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m.! The theme will be appetizers.

If you love to cook and want a fun, casual environment to try and share new recipes, the Taste Buds Cookbook Club is just for you! Each quarter you make a recipe from a selected cookbook or theme and then bring your dish to share with the group. We will have a discussion about your experience cooking and the cookbook itself. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the recipe and serving utensils. Library will provide beverages, plates and utensils.

The Taste Buds Cookbook Club will meet quarterly at 11:30 am.  Open to cooks ages 14 and more seasoned! Registration is required.

 

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Tuesday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. we will be discussing The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion.

Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he RosieProjectfound a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie–and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Join us on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. as we discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

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Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a

magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge–until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents–but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals–in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country–Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Join us on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. as we talk about The Gingerbread Man by gingerbread man 2Maggie Shayne.

The discovery of the bodies of two missing children in an abandoned house sends Detective Vincent O’Mally to a small town in upstate New York, where he meets Holly Newman, a young woman whose sister had been abducted and murdered years earlier, and becomes convinced that the earlier killing is linked to his own case.