A Bonanza of Book Groups – Join Us!
Curtis Library heard from hundreds of library members during the 10 Days 100 Ideas project.
An oft repeated comment was that people wanted more book groups hosted by the library.
To meet this request the library will be adding six (6!) new book groups to the library’s two current groups:
The new groups will start in September and be open to all in the community.
All meetings will be in the library’s second floor Seminar Room unless noted otherwise.
Below are summaries of each group, we hope you will join us.
I’ll Read Anything!
One month we may read about a walking tour of Rome and the next explore the
canals and cities of Mars with Ray Bradbury.
Moderator: Liz Doucett
First meeting: Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
First book: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
This group will choose books about people who face the challenges of living in our diverse world.
Moderator: Carol Lord
First meeting: Wednesday, September 2, 11 a.m. to noon
First book: The Color of Water by James McBride
Money Smart Meetups
The Money Smart Meetup will be an enhanced book group, meaning that in addition to reading and discussing a book each month, occasionally guest experts will provide professional insight on finance topics such as spending mindfully, managing and eliminating debt, saving money and building assets, etc.
Curtis Library will provide free books for each participant to
Pick up copies of the book at the reference desk on the library’s second floor after the 1st of the month.
Moderators: Sarah Brown and Jessica Flaherty
First meeting: Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Morrell Meeting Room, repeated Friday in the Seminar Room noon to 1:00 p.m.
First book: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Beers and Books at Byrnes
This book group is for anyone who wants to talk books over laughter and beer.
Moderator: Paul Dostie
First meeting: Wednesday, September 9, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Byrnes Irish Pub
First book: Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman
This book club will focus on how those changes impact the big picture and the small actions of human life.
Suggested reads will include biographies of innovators and histories of the computer and the Internet.
Moderator: Mike Gorzka
First meeting: Monday, September 14, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Steve Jobs: the Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli
Another Time, Another Place
This book group will explore both genres, mixing old school classics with brave new authors.
Moderator: Marian Dalton
First meeting: Thursday, September 10, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
First book: The Martian by Andy Weir