Category: Book Discussions

The Kimball Library has four monthly book discussion groups.
Morning Adult Book Discussion meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at 10:15 AM.
Evening Adult Book Discussion meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM.
Tween Book Discussion (Grades 5-7) meets one evening of every month at 6:30 PM.
Teen Book Discussion (Grades 8-12) meets one evening of every month at 6:30 PM.

T/ween Book Discussion (12/2/2020 @ 6:30pm) ‘This Was Our Pact’

Our next T/ween Book Discussion group will meet Wednesday, December 2nd, at 6:30pm to talk about ‘This Was Our Pact’ by Ryan Andrews. It’s the night of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival, when the town gathers to float paper lanterns down the river. Legend has it that after drifting out of sight, they’ll soar off to the Milky Way and turn into brilliant stars, but could that actually be true?ogether,… Read more

Imagine That Book Club: (Gr 3-5) Thursday July 23rd @ 6:30pm

Meet up on Zoom to hang out and chat about this awesome book: Isle of the Lost by Melissa deLa Cruz, but you may know it better as “the first Descendants book”. Meet up with Mal, Evie, and all their friends as they find their way off the Isle of the Lost. We highly recommend reading this book on our digital app HOOPLA! It is available as an e-book and… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 @6:30pm

unwindThe book of the month is Unwind by Neal Shusterman. After the Second Civil War, the Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. However, a loophole allows parents to retroactively get rid of a teenager through a process called ‘unwinding.”Three teens defy the system and run away from their unwinding: Connor, a rebel… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @6:30pm

restartThe book of the month is Restart by Gordon Korman. Chase’s memory just went out the window.Chase doesn’t remember falling off the roof. He doesn’t remember hitting his head. He doesn’t, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.He knows he’s Chase. But who is Chase? When he… Read more

Healthy Cookbook Club ~ @ 6:30pm (Registration Required) 2/24/2020

Do you enjoy cooking and trying new recipes? If so, why not join our Healthy Cookbook Club that meets once a month on a Monday evening. The club chooses a different healthy cookbook to dive into for the month. Members check out a copy of the cookbook and spend time trying out the various recipes at home. When the group gathers the next month, we discuss the various recipes and… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @6:30pm

soldThe book of the month is Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut in the mountains of Nepal. Her family is desperately poor, but her life is full of simple pleasures, like raising her black-and-white speckled goat, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @6:30pm

night diaryThe book of the month is The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.    It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn’t know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it’s too dangerous to stay… Read more

Morning Book Group – Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 10:15-11:30am

Looking for an interesting morning? Come to the Morning Book Group! We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month and discuss our current book. If you haven’t read the book come anyway to listen, have coffee/tea and light refreshment. The books are available at the main desk. Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict  Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired… Read more

Morning Book Group – Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 10:15-11:30am

All That Makes Life BrightLooking for an interesting morning? Come to the Morning Book Group! We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month and discuss our current book. If you haven’t read the book come anyway to listen, have coffee/tea and light refreshment. The books are available at the main desk. For January: All That Makes Life Bright by Josi S. Kilpack Harriet Beecher marries Calvin Stowe in 1836, sure of a future filled… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @6:30pm

allegedlyThe book of the month is Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson.   Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say. Mary… Read more