Book Discussions

Brown Bag Book Discussion 

2nd Tuesday of the month
1-2 p.m.

Books in this discussion range across genre and temperament. Join us and experience books you may otherwise miss!

March  8  The Intern’s Handbook  by  Shane Kuhn

April  12 When She Woke  by  Hillary Jordan

May  10 Gonzo Girl  by  Cheryl Della Pietra

Forever Young Adult Book Discussion 

2nd Tuesday of the month
6-7 p.m. 

Are you a grown up or close to being one? Do you enjoy a great Young Adult novel and want to share your enthusiasm? So do we! Join us for food and fun as we take our discussion outside the library to Margarita’s Bar & Grill in Lynwood. Advance registration required. Limit 10

March  8  Eleanor and Park  by  Rainbow Rowell

April  12   I’ll Give You the Sun  by Jandy Nelson

May  10  The Accident Season  by  Moira Fowley-Doyle

Indigo Book Discussion

4th Saturday of the Month
3-4  p.m.

The Indigo book discussion offers mature readers a forum to discuss books primarily written by African American authors and to share constructive opinions of women who enjoy listening, reading and discussing different genres.

March  26   An Invisible Thread  by  Laura Schoff

April  23  The House at Sugar Beach  by  Helene Cooper

May  10  Between the World and Me  by  Ta-Nehisi Coates

Movie Discussion – Reel Talk

Saturday, March 19
10-11 a.m.

Do you love movies and wish you had the opportunity to share your favorites with others? Are you looking for suggestions of new movies to watch? Join the library’s resident movie expert, Thomas, as he encourages you to discuss your favorites and leave with a list of recommended titles!

Tech Book Talk

Tuesday, April 19
7-8 p.m.

Join us as we discuss Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It. In this New York Times best-seller, Marc Goodman, one of the world’s leading authorities on global security, exposes alarming ways criminals and corporations are using new and emerging technologies. He also gives insight on how to deal with this issue. Stop by the Reference Desk after February 19 to pick up a copy of the book for checkout. Limit 10.

Mystery Pod Talk

March 3-May 19
Thursdays 7-8 p.m. & Fridays 10-11 a.m.

Calling all mystery-lovers! Each Thursday evening and Friday morning we’ll be meeting to listen to an episode of wildly popular podcast, “Serial.” Produced by NPR’s This American Life, “Serial” investigates a real-life crime case, sifting through witness testimony, evidence, the timeline, and expert theories. Each short episode is similar to a radio show segment. We’ll listen together then discuss what we’ve just heard. Feel free to bring your own quiet activities, such as knitting and coloring books to work on while we listen.

Ted Talk Lecture: We Should All Be Feminists

Tuesday, March 22
7-8 p.m.

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the library as we view and discuss the informational and engaging video, “We Should all Be Feminists,” a TED talk by author of Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. If you are a woman, a daughter or have children, this is a powerful talk that you don’t want to miss!

TED Talk Lecture: The Danger of A Single Story

Tuesday, April 26
7-8 p.m.

Join your neighbors in celebrating the diversity of our community by viewing and discussing the impactful video, “The Danger of a Single Story,” another TED talk by Americanah author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This is a thought-provoking talk that you will not want to miss!