Discussion Groups

Afternoon Group

Spend an enjoyable Tuesday afternoon at the library with people who share similar interests. This is a general book discussion group that explores a variety of contemporary and retrospective fiction as well as selected non-fiction titles. This group meets at 1:00 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month and is facilitated by Tamara Dalton. New members are always welcome to attend.

For more information contact: Tamara Dalton       [email protected]

Upcoming Books & Meeting

Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month except when noted by *

September 11*, 2018
The Curious Charms of Arthur Peppa, by Phaedra Patrick.
October 2, 2018
Lucky Boy, by Shanthi Sekaran.
Available on: Overdrive E-book
November 6, 2018
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin.
December 4, 2018
Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, by Erik Larson (Nonfiction).
Available on: Overdrive E-book
January 8*, 2019
News of the World, by Paulette Jiles.
Available on: Overdrive E-book
February 5, 2019
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
March 5, 2019
Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue.
Available on: Overdrive E-book
April 2, 2019
Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah (Nonfiction).
Available on: Overdrive E-book
May 7, 2019
Afternoon Tea and Summer Reading Book Swap
June 4, 2019
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman.

Evening Group

Spend an enjoyable Tuesday evening at the library with people who share similar interests. This is a general book discussion group that explores a variety of contemporary and retrospective fiction as well as selected non-fiction titles. This group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month and is facilitated by Tamara Dalton. New members are always welcome to attend.

For more information contact: Tamara Dalton       [email protected]

Upcoming Books & Meeting

Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month except when noted by *
September 11*, 2018
Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
October 2, 2018
The Curious Charms of Arthur Peppa, by Phaedra Patrick.
November 6, 2018 
Lucky Boy, by Shanthi Sekaran.
Available on: Overdrive E-book
December 4, 2018
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin.
January 8*, 2019
Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, by Erik Larson (Nonfiction).
Available on: Overdrive E-book
February 5, 2019
News of the World, by Paulette Jiles.
Available on: Overdrive E-book
March 5, 2019
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
April 2, 2019
Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue.
Available on: Overdrive E-book
May 7, 2019
Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah (Nonfiction).
Available on: Overdrive E-book
June 4, 2019
Coffee & Dessert and Summer Reading Book Swap
September 2019
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman.

Thursday Evening Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

Spend an enjoyable evening at the Library with people who are passionate about reading. Formerly the History Book Discussion Group, this group now reads a variety of non-fiction titles and meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7pm.

For more information contact: Jane Hoffman    [email protected]

September 13, 2018

Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America  by Fergus M. Bordewich

October, 2018

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land  by Monica Hesse


Great Decisions

Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the Great Decisions Discussion Program is designed to bring millions of Americans together in study groups to discuss, debate and learn about compelling issues of the day. Prepare for the discussion by viewing a short video, read a few brief articles, then discuss and debate timely national & international issues.

For more information contact: Ralphael Maliakal        [email protected]


Read It & Eat It: A Cookbook Discussion Group

Join NPL staff and others who share a passion for cookbooks to discuss and sample the fares of some today’s more celebrated cookbook titles.  Copies of the selected title(s) will be available for checkout at the circulation desk weeks prior to the discussion. After we have all had a chance to peruse and perhaps sample some of the recipes at home, we will meet in the library to share our thoughts and samplings prepared from the selected title(s). Although, bringing a prepared dish is not required, it is encouraged. Registration is required.

This group meets on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm, every 6 weeks, September through June.

For more information contact: Sarina Bluhm       [email protected]

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