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Book Clubs

MLNV is home to several book clubs, all meetings are currently taking place online via BlueJeans and Zoom, and new members are always welcome! More information on each discussion group is available below.

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].

  • March 7th, 5pm – Another look at “Little Red Riding Hood”:
    • “The Company of Wolves” (short story) by Angela Carter and “Between (Just) the Paws of the Tender Wolf: Rereading the Conclusion of Angela Carter’s ‘The Company of Wolves'” (article)
    • Registrants will be emailed the link to the short story and a copy of the essay.
  • June 6th, 5pm – Another look at empathy:
    • The Empathy Exams (essays) by Leslie Jamison
  • September 5th, 5pm – Another look at love and reality (and quantum mechanics):
    • Dark Matter (fiction book) by Blake Crouch
  • December 5th, 5pm – Another look at Hamlet:
    • Rosenkrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (drama) by Tom Stoppard

Nazareth Book Club

The Nazareth Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in the living room.

contact [email protected] for details and updates.

Daytime Book Discussion Group

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

Audiobook Discussion Group

The Audiobook Discussion Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00PM.

  • May 11 – The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick
  • June 8 – The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
  • July 13 – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson

Historical Fiction Exploration Group

Historical fiction is a wonderful genre for learning anything about the past.  You may join underwater divers and mountain climbers or feel the enormity of a nation-changing war.  Stand next to famous inventors as they ponder, or traitors as they plot; experience earthquakes and floods. Feel what it’s like to discover gold or to slip off a raft mid-ocean.  Feel the struggles of royalty while the world changes in their wake, struggle beside American pioneers, be terrified on the Amazon River.  Get wildly rich or experience the French Revolution or the Titanic’s splendor from any perspective!

This group will welcome people willing to introduce and discuss books, and people simply exploring historic fiction.  Rather than expecting all members to read the same book, the goal is to share what readers have discovered on the endless timeline. Join others as they talk about books read or listened to that opened their eyes to the past.

Registration is required.  Registrants are invited to bring a few books they would like to share.

Please sign up at the library to help us initiate and shape this new group!

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Reading Lists

Click through the below genre lists to find your next favorite book! Click on the books covers to see the item in our catalog!

Modern Romance



Graphic Novels

Lore Olympus

Black Hole



Ordinary Victories



Staff Recommendations

Click through below to see some of our staff members’ favorite books! Click on a book cover to view it in our catalog!


The Wager




Gods of Jade and Shadow

Salt Slow

Ship Wrecked


The Crane Husband

The Thief Lord


The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

Mad Honey

Hello, Beautiful

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow


Book Lovers

Jane Eyre

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

A Rogue of One's Own

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing