Manga Book Club

Third Mondays of the month at 3:00 p.m.
AGES: 7th through 8th grade

Are you a fan of manga and graphic novels? Join Parish for Manga Book Club, where we’ll watch the first episode of the Manga and discuss the differences between that and the book, and we’ll see if we prefer the Manga or Anime.

September 17 – Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Cards

October 15 –  Tokyo Ghouls

December 17 – RWBY

January 21 – Haiku!!!

February 18 – Made in Abyss


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


Budding Bookworms Book Club

Second Saturdays of the month at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: Kindergarten through 2nd grade

Calling all you curious kids for some fun reading and a craft! Join Miss Diane to explore some books from our non-fiction collection and see how fun true stories can be. We’ll also be enjoying a breakfast treat!

October 13 – Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy

November – Thank You, Sarah: the Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Halse Anderson

December 8 – Snowflake Bentley by Briggs Martin

January 12 – Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra

February 9 – When Rosa Parks Went Fishing by Rachel Rulz


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:


Thursday, March 14 — Where’s the Meat: Vegetarian Recipes

Thursday, May 9 — Salads for Summer


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



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.

February 27 — The Fighter by Michael Farris Smith
March 27 — I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
April 24 — She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
May 29 — Double Indemnity by James M. Cain


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.

February 28 — Killers of the Flower Moon by Davis Grann
March 28 — Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
April 25 — The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
May 23 — Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


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.

February 18 — Character, Driven by David Lupar
March 18 — My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
April 15 — Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky
May 20 — The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma