FOREVER YOUNG ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The Forever Young Adult book club is an informal monthly meeting designed to bring together teen and adult readers to discuss Young Adult fiction. Just because they're called "Young Adult" books doesn't mean they're only for young readers. The stories in YA fiction speak to readers young and old. So whether you are the target audience (young adults) or you just enjoy the stories, come join in on the fun! For our June selection, we will combine with The Movie Was Better? book group, as well as Ladies of the Night, Mahogany Readers, and Mystery Club, to discuss the book and view its movie adaptation.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (except Nov. 1st at 6:30 p.m.)
Day(s): 1st Wednesday of each month
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except November in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s): 
September 6 - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
October 4 - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
November 1 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (movie and discussion)
December 6 - I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Registration deadline: None


LADIES OF THE NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Ladies of the Night is an informal monthly discussion group whose members read books featuring strong female characters, many who have overcome adversity; books that focus on relationships and the bonding/unifying experience of women; and books that explore the positive aspects of women's lives. In other words, they read books written by, for, and about women.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (except 6:30 p.m. in June)
Day(s): First Monday of each month
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s):
August 7 – Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
September 11 – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
October 2 – The Bridge Ladies: a Memoir by Betsy Lerner
November 6 – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
December 4 – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


The Book Was Better

How many times have you watched a book-based movie and had this thought? How many times have you watched a movie and didn't even know that it was based on a book? Movies and their stars get all of the glory but this discussion group will show authors the love when it meets to talk about the books upon which movies have been or are being made.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m (except August and November at 6:30 p.m)
Day(s): 2nd Thursday of each month (except November on 1st Wednesday)
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library 
Cost: None
Date(s):
August 10 – Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (movie and discussion)
September 14 – The Circle by Dave Eggers
October 12 – My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
November 1 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (movie and discussion) (Joint meeting with Forever Young Adult Book Discussion Group)
December 14 – Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp (basis for film Die Hard)
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MAHOGANY READERS

Mahogany Readers is a monthly discussion group open to anyone who wants to read and discuss books written by African-American authors, particularly urban and Christian fiction as well as the occasional African-American classic. Discussions are conducted in a friendly, informal manner that involves the sharing of ideas, feelings, experiences, and food.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (except June at 6:30 p.m.)  
Day(s): First Thursday of each month.
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library (except November at a location to be announced)
Cost: None
Date(s):
August 3 – Faithful by Kim Cash Tate
September 7 – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
October 5 – Pick an African American author
November 2 – The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
December 7 – Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MYSTERY CLUB

There are no usual suspects in this semester's selected readings for the Mystery Club. Each of the titles has a unique take on the genre that keeps members turning the pages until the wee hours. The June meeting will be on a special day and time with a group of very special people, the members of all of the other discussion groups!

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (except June at 6:30 p.m.)
Day(s): 2nd Tuesday of each month (except June on 1st Thursday)
Place:  Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s):
September 12 – The Ranger by Ace Atkins
October 10 – Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio
November 14 – The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
December 12 – Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library