Do you love discussing a good book with a friend? If so, please visit one of Seymour Library’s book clubs. Upcoming meeting times and book selections are listed below. Feel free to come to a book club meeting even if you didn’t make it all the way through the book.
Coffee and Crime focuses on mysteries and crime fiction. One author or series is chosen for each meeting and members pick any title to read. The club meets the second Tuesday of the month at noon. Topics are chosen at each meeting for the upcoming month.
January 8 at noon: The Spenser series by Robert B. Parker
February 12 at noon: The Tess Monaghan series by Laura Lippman
Tea and Tales Book Club, the library’s newest group, reads a mix of historical fiction and the classics. The club meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon.
January 15 at noon: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Viewed with suspicion in the aftermath of a murder, Kya Clark, who has survived alone for years in a marsh near the North Carolina coast, becomes targeted by unthinkable forces.
February 19 at noon: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World,” describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her. The digital audiobook is also available through Hoopla.
History Book Club reads nonfiction that focuses on history. The group meets the third Saturday of the month at 11:30 a.m.
January 19 at 11:30 a.m.: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
February 16 at 11:30 a.m.: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass. Written more than a century ago by Frederick Douglass, a former slave who went on to become a famous orator, writer, journalist, minister, and leader, this masterpiece is one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded.
Read More Book Club at Panera Bread, our evening group, picks titles in support of the library’s reading challenge. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m at Panera Bread, 6 Plaza Dr., Auburn.
January 23 at 7 p.m.: A book with stars on the cover or in the title
February 27 at 7 p.m.: Something short (a novella, short story/stories)
Coffee and Conversation reads a wide assortment of books, fiction and nonfiction, and meets the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
January 31 at 10:30 a.m.: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a Greenwich Village jazz bar on New Year’s Eve 1938 catapults witty Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne’er-do-well and a single-minded widow.
February 28 at 10:30 a.m.: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control. The ebook and digital audiobook are also available through Hoopla.