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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 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.
- March 9 – The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
- April 13 – The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick
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!