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Jul
25
Thu
Adult Book Club @ North Adams Library
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Adult Book Club @ North Adams Library

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin presents a historical romance in the Civil War era. Come to the North Adams Library to pick up a copy of this book or download the ebook from Hoopla or OverDrive. The North Adams Library Adult Book Club meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., on Thurs., July 25.

The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised in a culture that believes slavery is God-ordained and biblically acceptable. But upon awakening to the cruelty and injustice it encompasses, Caroline’s eyes are opened for the first time to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. Her journey of maturity and faith will draw her into the abolitionist movement, where she is confronted with the risks and sacrifices her beliefs entail.

Aug
19
Mon
Peebles Book Club @ Peebles Library
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peebles Book Club @ Peebles Library

August’s book of the month is “The Underground Railroad”, by Colson Whitehead. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood–where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned–Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

For more information on future reads, visit the link below:  https://adamscolibrary.org/book-club/

Aug
29
Thu
Adult Book Club @ North Adams Library
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Adult Book Club @ North Adams Library

Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow displays a historical romance taking place during the Gold Rush era. You may come to the North Adams Library to pick up a copy of the book, or you may download the ebook or audiobook from Hoopla! Then, come to the North Adams Library Adult Book Club to discuss this novel and socialize with friends. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., on Thurs., Aug. 29, at the North Adams Library.

This thrilling story of the California gold rush is not about the forty-niners, the prospectors who came rushing to the San Francisco area in 1849, but about the men and women who were there when it all began with the first discovery of gold in 1848, when San Francisco was a village of 900 people. These were the people who went up to the hills and came back staggering under the weight of the treasure they carried, and who began transforming San Francisco from a shantytown into one of the most brilliant cities in the world.

Sep
16
Mon
Peebles Book Club @ Peebles Library
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peebles Book Club @ Peebles Library

September’s book of the month is “Dinner at the Center of the Earth”, by Nathan Englander. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel’s most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner’s existence.

For more information on future reads, visit the link below:  https://adamscolibrary.org/book-club/





North Adams Library Book Club

Join the North Adams Library’s adult book club. We meet on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the North Adams Library. Pick up a copy of each month’s book in advance at the library desk. Ask about large print or audio book copies. Browse the 2019 reading list below. Each month, we’ll discuss the book of the month, share thoughts, and moderator Julia will share quizzes, prizes, and snacks. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

2019 Reading List


Bibliophiles Peebles Library Book Club

Join the Peebles Library Book Club, “The Bibliophiles,” on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Peebles Library. Each fall, we’ll vote on a reading list for the coming year. Everyone is welcome to join us! For more information call Nick Slone at 937-587-2939. Browse reviews and summaries, and find these titles in our Catalog. Pick up a copy of next month’s title at the Peebles Library.

2019 Reading List