Two Book Groups at the ALP Library

There are two book discussion groups at the library -- one meets from September to May, and one meets during the summer months (July-August).  Why two groups?  They're a little bit different from each other...

The September - May group introduces a selection of books that covers different genres and authors.  You may attend as many discussions as you'd like on the Saturdays noted below, from 3:30 - 4:30pm.  If you'd like to attend digitally, Zoom links are available by request only.

Sat. January 16                               Pale Horse, Pale Rider

                                                             Katherine Anne Porter    


Sat. January 23                             All Creatures Great and Small

                                                            James Herriot

The July - August group reads four books chosen by a committee, and each book in the series follows a particular theme.  For example, the 2019 Summer Group read fiction books that were based upon the lives of artists.  If possible, it's nice to attend all of the sessions and watch the theme develop and grow.  The group meets on the Wednesdays noted below, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  The season ends with a movie based on one of the book selections.

Discussion Books: 2020 - 2021

The Library Book, Susan Orlean

Book of Old Houses, Sarah Graves

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

The Reivers, William Faulkner

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, Kim Michele Richardson

The Water is Wide, Pat Conroy

Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger

My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante

Winter, Ali Smith


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