Hot Chocolate Readers Book Club


During these still-chilly months, warm your insides with some hot cocoa and join us as we discuss thought provoking stories of passion, injustice, love, lust, mystery, murder, and more from African-American Authors. This book club meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

March 5 — A Woman’s Worth by Tracy Price-Thompson
April 2 — Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
May 7 — The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Copies of the books are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Manga Book Club


AGES: 6th through 8th Grade

Are you a fan of manga and graphic novels? Join Parish for the Library’s new Manga Book Club. Manga Book Club meets at 3:00 p.m. on the following dates:

April 23 Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Vol. 1 by Shiro Amano
June 4 Boruto Vol. 1 by Masashi Kishimoto

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Chapters Book Club


AGES: 3rd through 5th Grade

Join Miss Penny and discuss some of her favorite chapter books! Chapters Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

March 19 Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
April 16 Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman
May 21 Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachor

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Budding Bookworms Book Club


AGES: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Calling all you curious kids for some fun reading and learning! We will explore some books from our non-fiction collection and see how fun true stories can be too! Budding Bookworms Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

March 12 The Scraps Book by Lois Ehlert
April 9 How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer
May 14 George Ferris, What a Wheel! by Barbara Lowell

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Pre-K Book Club


AGES: 3 to 5 years old

Join Miss Kyrie’s monthly book club just for pre-readers that will focus on early literacy skills and fostering a love of reading. Already read the book? Repetition strengthens connections in the brain and builds confidence in your little one. Pre-K Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

March 5 Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet
April 2 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
May 7 Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

 

Cooking the Books


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Grab your apron and join Cooking the Books! For each discussion we pick a selection of cookbooks around one theme. You borrow one of the books, peruse it, select and make a recipe from it, and join us as we all get together to share the finished products, our opinions, and experiences. Cooking the Books meets at 7:00 p.m. on the following evenings:


Tuesday, February 6 — Soups & Stews
Tuesday, April 3 — Brunch
Tuesday, June 5 — BBQ
Tuesday, August 7 — Salads

Copies of the books are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Hard-Boiled


Noir, murder, true-crime, and horror! Explore the dark and macabre side of this mortal coil. Killing, carnage, and the creeps—guaranteed! Hard-Boiled meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

February 28 — A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes
March 28 — Killings by Calvin Trillin
April 25 — My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
May 30 — The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald

Book Brunch


Can’t make it to one of our evening book discussion groups? Book Brunch meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the book are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

February 22 — The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
March 22 — Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
April 26 — The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
May 24 — The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

 

Thursday Night Book Club


Our longest-running book discussion meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the books are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

March 1 — Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
April 5 — A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley
May 3 — Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Lit Chicks


Do you like to read young adult fiction? Join our all ages YA book discussion group, Lit Chicks! Lit Chicks meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

February 20 — Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
March 19 — I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
April 16 — There’s Someone Inside Your House  by Stephanie Perkins
May 21 — One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus