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Book Discussion Groups

These book groups are open to anyone.  Feel free to drop by a discussion.  You are welcome to come and listen to the discussion even if you have not read the book.  


Below are the 2016-2017 book lists for both the morning and evening discussion groups.

Morning Book Discussion Group

National Parks Go Set a Watchman Chasing the Scream The Road to Little Dribbling The Beekeeper's Apprentice How to Be Both The Round House Citizens of London

Meetings are usually held at 10:00 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month.

August 30, 2016
--A book related to the National Parks fact or fiction.  Could be a book about a particular park, the history of, Teddy Roosevelt and his contribution, a Nevada Barr Nat'l Park mystery

September 27, 2016--To Kill a Mockingbird and or Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee

October 25, 2016--Chasing the Scream:  The First and Last Days of the war on Drugs -Johann Hari  

November 15, 2016 (third week)--Notes from a Small Island and or The Road to Little Dribbling - Bill Bryson

December 20, 2016 (third week)--The Bee Keepers Apprentice - Laurie R King

January 31, 2017
--How to be Both:  A Novel - Ali Smith 

February 28, 2017--The Round House - Louise Erdrich

March 28, 2017--The Citizens of London - Lynne Oleson

April 25, 2017--Select books for 2017-2018




Evening Book Discussion Group

Dead Wake 

Meetings are usually held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.

September 1, 2015--The Sandcastle Girls – Chris Bohjalian

          Dr. Stephen J. Gaies, UNI professor, will discuss and present a short video

October 6, 2015--The Light between Oceans – M. L. Stedman

November 10, 2015 (2nd Tuesday because of Elections)--A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

December 1, 2015--Holiday Grind – Cleo Coyle

January 5, 2016--The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland – Jim DeFede

February 2, 2016--My Name Is Mary Sutter – Robin Oliveira

March 1, 2016--The Lost Wife - Alyson Richman

April 5, 2016--Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand

May 3, 2016- Choose selections for 2016-2017 




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