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Book Clubs

MLNV is home to several book clubs; all meetings are currently taking place in the library. New members are always welcome!!  More information on each discussion group is available below.

Apocalypse Book Club

This club focuses on teen/young adult literature with a post-apocalyptic or dystopian setting. Anyone ages 12 and up may join. All books are held in print at the library, and many are also available online via cloudLibrary or hoopla! Each meeting consists of book discussion followed by an activity related to post-apocalyptic life skills. This group meets ever other month on the third or fourth Tuesday at 6:00PM.

See below for our schedule for 2024!

  • April 23, 2024: Inaugural Meeting and discussion on post-apocalyptic literature
  • May 28, 2024: Trash by Andy Mulligan
  • July 23, 2024: The Stranded by Sarah Daniels
  • September 24, 2024: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • November 26, 2024: The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
  • January 21, 2025: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Brainy Bibliophiles

Brainy Bibliophiles is led by Jill Silvius, Ph.D. and takes a more scholarly approach to book discussions.

The group reads a mix of fiction, nonfiction, and classics – usually texts that are longer, more theoretical, and/or more complex than you might find in another book group.

The group meets in-person at 5:00PM on select dates in the living room.

Registration is recommended.

For more information, email [email protected].

2024 Book Picks

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024: The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024: Chekhov’s Journey by Ian Watson
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2024: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2024: The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep by Allan Wolf

Daytime Book Discussion Group

The Daytime Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 11:00AM.

January 25, 2024 – “Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver
February 22, 2024 – “Forever…” by Judy Blume
March 28, 2024 – “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell
April 25, 2024 – “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson
May 23, 2024 – “Methland” by Nick Reding
June 27, 2024 – “The Correspondents” by Judith Mackrell

Wednesday Night Book Group

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in the living room; contact [email protected] for details and updates.

Audiobook Discussion Group

The Audiobook Discussion Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00PM. They discuss the content of the book as well as the narration of the audiobook.

January 11, 2024 – Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini.

February 8, 2024 – The Measure by Nikki Erlick

April 11, 2024 – Tom Lake by Ann Patchett