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.

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @6:30pm

The book of the month is Small Spaces by Katherine Arden. After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn’t think–she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named… Read more

Morning Book Group -Wednesday, Sept.25, 10:15-11:30am

piece of the worldLooking 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 September:  A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.   To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday September 10, 2019 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘Crank’ by Ellen Hopkins. The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction—the first in the Crank trilogy—from master poet Ellen Hopkins. Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while. Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then, Kristina meets the monster: crank. And what begins as… Read more

Morning Book Group – Wednesday, August 28, 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. “Leaving Lucy Pear”Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon. One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves… Read more

Morning Book Group- Wednesday, July 24, 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. July: Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner.   Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her… Read more

OUTTA THIS WORLD BOOK DISCUSSION: July 9, 2019 @6:30pm (Register T/weens 10+)

The book of the summer is ‘Life as We Knew It’ by Susan Beth Pfeffer. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like ‘one marble hits another.’ The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @6:30

The book of the month is Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1) by Anthony Horowitz They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle’s windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn’t know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @6:30

The book of the month is Testimony by Anita Shreve At a New England boarding school, a scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the act themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices–those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal–that details the ways in which lives can be derailed… Read more

Morning Book Group-DATE CHANGE to Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @10:15-11:30am

BeartownLooking for an interesting morning? Come to the Morning Book Group! We regularly meet the 4th Wednesday of the month and discuss the current book. This month however we meet on May 29th. 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. This month’s book is: Beartown by Fredrik Backman In the tiny forest community of… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, May 14th @6:30

The book of the month is Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Powell, illustrations by Shadra Strickland From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred… Read more