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 the 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.

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

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, May 1st @6:30, 2019

The book of the month is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda’s mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. Miranda… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, April 9th @6:30

The book of the month is Golden by Jessi Kirby Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance. Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The book of the month is Side Tracked by Diana Harmon Asher   If middle school were a race, Joseph Friedman wouldn’t even be in last place—he’d be on the sidelines. With an overactive mind and phobias of everything from hard-boiled eggs to gargoyles, he struggles to understand his classes, let alone his fellow classmates.But then, on the first day of seventh grade, two important things happen. First, his Resource Room… Read more

Morning Book Club – Wednesday, March 27 – 10:15-11:30am

the disappearedLooking 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. March : The Disappeared by C.J. Box  Wyoming’s new governor isn’t sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job… Read more