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Book Discussion Clubs and Services

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Library Book Groups

Please take a minute to read the change in policy for Book Discussion Groups

Shelf Awareness – A book group for Adults

We meet once a month on a Tuesday at 3pm to read and discuss a piece of literature, including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and short stories.   Copies of the book are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.  Questions?  Call 860-447-1411 x3 or email mfecteau@plnl.org

Upcoming Selections:

Tuesday, September 15 – This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Tuesday, October 21 – August, Osage County by Tracy Letts

 

 

Usual Suspects Book Club – A book group for Adults

We meet once a month at 5:30pm to discuss our latest mystery selection.  Book Club Selections are chosen at the meeting the month before.  Check our event calendar for the latest meeting date.   Copies of the book are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.    Questions?  Call 860-447-1411 x3 or email  ktreadwell@plnl.org

Upcoming Selections:

Monday, September 15 – Death at the Art Gallery by Don D’Ammassa (the author will be attending the meeting)

Monday, October 20 –  Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, by Stephanie Barron

 

Supper Book Club – A book group for Adults

We usually meet the second  Monday of the  month from  5:30 – 7:00 at the library, but holidays can move the meeting to the first Monday of the month.   Book selections are chosen by members a few months ahead of the meeting date.     Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk, a month before the meeting.  Each month the club chooses a local restaurant that fits the theme of book and dinner is ordered and delivered to the library.    Menus are available at the Circulation Desk.  Beverages are provided by the library. You may also bring your own supper.  Questions?  This group does not meet in June, July or August. Call 860-447-1411 x3 or email  smaryeski@plnl.org       

Upcoming Selections:                                                                                                                       

Mon., September 8        UPSTREAM: A Voyage on  the Connecticut River                  Restuarant: Kamp Dog

Mon., October 6             Ten White Geese by Gerbrand Baker                                         Restaurant: Seahund Pub and Restaurant  

Mon, Nov. 3                  Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett                                     Restaurant:  Hanafin’s Irish Pub (we will meet there)

Mon., December 8        Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson              Restuarant:  TBD

Mon.,  January 12        And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini                                  Restaurant:  TBD

Mon., February 9           Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls                                                      Restaurant: TBD


                   

Time Out! Book Club – A book group for busy Moms and Caregivers

Calling busy Moms and caregivers of all ages! In need of some “me-time”? A chance to talk about a book that doesn’t have pop-ups or cardboard pages? Well, join us on the last Friday of every month at 10:30 am for a relaxed, informal discussion in the Community Room. Feel free to bring the kids to play while we chat. Coffee and snacks will be served. Questions?  Call 860-447-1411 x3 or email  jholzworth@plnl.org

Upcoming Selections:

Friday, September 25 – The Circle by Dave Eggers

Copies are available now at the Circulation desk with a valid library card.

 

Pizza & Pages Book Club

The Book Club for Teens and Tweens to get together and talk about a great book over a few slices!  Age appropriate selections  for kids 10 – 16 years old.  Pizza will be provided.  Please let us know if you are attending so we can be sure to order plenty of pizza.  Meets the last Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm.  Questions?  Call 860-447-1411 x3 or email  jholzworth@plnl.org

Upcoming Selections:

Tuesday, September 23 – Hatchet by Gary Paulson

 

 

Outside Book Groups

We can get copies of books for your personal book club.  Contact Maritza Vargas at 860-447-1411 x6 or by email for more information.  Please give us at least 2 weeks to get copies of your book.

You can request books for your book group by filling out the request form.