Fall Book Groups

Our four reading groups will be back this fall, offering something for almost everyone.

The Slow Reading group provides an opportunity to read short fiction closely, studying each story in detail and appreciating what goes into the making of a masterpiece. The first meeting is Tuesday, September 4, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room, on the first floor.  Flannery O’Connor’s two stories, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” and “Good Country People,” will be discussed. For the full schedule, view the flyer here.

Calling all Mystery Lovers! Book ‘Em, our mystery book group will be reading crime fiction from around the world this year, and the first title is Heretics by the Cuban author Leonard Padura. Wednesday, September 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Board room, Administration, second floor. Full schedule here.

Speak Spanish? Then you may want to join our Spanish Book Club which meets Tuesday, September 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Classroom 2 for a discussion of El beso de la mujer araña by Manuel Puig. Please be fluent in Spanish! View the full schedule here.

Finally, Barbara Wenglin’s popular Short-Story Discussion Series returns on October 11, 2:00-4:15 p.m. in the Auditorium.  As in the past, a single anthology will be used: Stories of Art and Artistsedited by Diana Tesdell.  For this session, read “The Limner” by Julian Barnes (p.87) and “The Painter” by Herman Hesse (p.221). Registration required; schedule here.

Flyers for all programs, listing upcoming meetings and readings, are available at the Library.

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