Discussion Groups

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]

Nothing Like It in the World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869, by Stephen E. Ambrose

November 9, 2017

Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier
December 14, 2017
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester
January 11, 2018
The Johnstown Flood, by David McCullough
February 8, 2018
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick

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

November 7, 2017
The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman
December 5, 2017
Necessary Lies, by Diane Chamberlain
January 2, 2018
Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father, by Sally Gunning
February 6, 2018
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

March 6, 2018
The Boston Girl, by Anita Diamont

April 3, 2018
Radium Girls, by Kate Moore (NF)

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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