Brown Bag Book Discussion
2nd Tuesday of the month
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!