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 June at 6:30 p.m.)
Day(s): 1st Wednesday of each month (except June on 1st Thursday and July on 2nd Wednesday)
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except March in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s): 
May 3—An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
June 1—Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (movie and book discussion)
July 12—Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
August 2—Legend by Marie Lu
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 (Except June on 1st Thursday)
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except June in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s):
May 1—The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson
June 1—Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (movie and book discussion)
July 10—How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
August 7—Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


THE MOVIE WAS BETTER?

"The book was better!" Sometimes you agree, but sometimes Hollywood manages to surprise you. Join us for some friendly discussions about books and movies across various genres and ratings, and find an answer to the end-all question: Which was better? Book discussions follow each film comparing and contrasting the book and "its" movie. Books for the next month's discussion will be available on movie night.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:30 p.m.
Day(s): 2nd Thursday of each month (except June on 1st Thursday)
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library 
Cost: None
Date(s):
May 11—Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams/ movie 2005 release
June 1—Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly/movie 2016 release
July 13—The Martian by Andy Weir/movie release 2015       
August 10—Solaris by Stanislaw Lem/movie release 2002
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 (except 2nd Thursday in July)
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library (except July at La Fiesta)
Cost: None
Date(s):
May 4—Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis
June 1—Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (movie and book discussion)
July 13—Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori Parks
August 3—Faithful by Kim Cash Tate
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 (except June in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s):
May 9—Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews
June 1—Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (movie and book)
July 11—Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran
August 8—The Second Girl by David Swinson
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library