The 2nd-Friday Book Club meets on the second Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Library’s Program Room. In the event of a holiday, the Book Club may be re-scheduled. Please see the chart below, or visit the Library’s calendar, for Book Club dates and join us. Upcoming titles for discussion are listed below.
This Book Club meets monthly from September to June with the exception of December. At the monthly meetings, participants may pick up the next month’s book for discussion at the Circulation Desk. New members are welcome to join the Book Club at any time. We hope to see you here!
Facilitated by Carol Ipsen, who spent over 20 years as a journalist for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Reader’s Digest, and other publications. She, her husband and son have lived here for 18 years following eight years in London. She is an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction, and has been a book club junkie for seven years.
Generously funded by a gift in memory of Karin and Ted Mayer.
We are currently on our summer hiatus. Our next meeting will be held in September. Our new reading list for the 2018-2019 season will be posted in early July. In the meantime, please take a look at one of our previous selections — The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (click on the cover to learn more):
Fall 2017 — Spring 2018
|September 8||Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders|
|October 13||The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows|
|November 10||Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri|
|January 12||The Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders
and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
|February 9||The Innocent by Ian McEwan|
|March 9||A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles|
|April 13||The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead|
|May 11||The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry|
|June 8||Between Them: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford|
We hope that the titles below give you a taste of the types of books our club members enjoy discussing. Looking for a good read? Please see our Book Club Recommendations featuring books we especially enjoyed.
September 2016 – June 2017
|September 9||The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal|
|October 14||Gilead by Marilynne Robinson|
|November 11||My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout|
|December 9||The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro|
|February 17||Plainsong by Kent Haruf|
|March 10||The Master (possibly combined
with The Turn of the Screw) by Colm Toibin
|April 14||Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman|
|May 12||Lab Girl by Hope Jahren|
|June 9||The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes|
October 2015 – June 2016
|October||Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow|
|November||The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks|
|December||Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman|
|February||Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh|
|March||Bel Canto by Ann Patchett|
|April||An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine|
|May||The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown|
|June||Some Luck by Jane Smiley|