Main Library Book Group
Where: Main Library, Conference Room - 361 Washington St.
When: First Monday of the month from 7:00-8:30 PM.
Led by Reference Librarian Brian Hodgdon.
No sign-up necessary - read the book, join the conversation!
Upcoming titles are available at the circulation desk one month before the meeting.
If you have an questions, please email BHodgdon@minlib.net
Jun 3, 2013 Main Library, Conference Room
The lives of Japanese “picture wives” - women imported to the United States by immigrant workers in the early 20th century - are explored in this novel. 2011. 129p. Fiction.
Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku
Jul 1, 2013 Main Library, Conference Room
Drawing on interviews with 300 scientists who are creating the next scientific revolution, the author explores projected developments in medicine, energy, nanotechnology, computers, space travel and other areas that will affect how we live on - and off of - this planet. 2011. 389p. Nonfiction.
Aug 5, 2013 Main Library, Conference Room
Miles Garth excuses himself from a dinner party only to lock himself in an upstairs bathroom where he will remain for months. Four neighbors who share only a passing acquaintance with the man tell his story. 2011. 256p. Fiction.
Sep 9, 2013 Main Library, Conference Room
Barcott uses the skills honed as a humanitarian organizer in Kenya to inform his military service in Iraq and Bosnia, combining seemingly disparate training to forge a model of effective peacekeeping. 2011. 352p. Nonfiction. NOTE: As the Library will be closed on the first Monday in September, we will meet on the second Monday this month only.
Oct 7, 2013 Main Library, Conference Room
This National Book Award winner set in rural Mississippi follows Esch - fourteen and pregnant - and her brothers as they navigate a life of poverty while their father drinks away his concern for the storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. 2011. 261p. Fiction.
Nov 4, 2013 Main Library, Conference Room
A new voice in American letters examines the balancing act of growing up Muslim-American in the Midwest, made only more complicated by the adolescent hallmarks of family strife and untried love. 2012. 368p. Fiction.
Dec 2, 2013 Main Library, Conference Room
Short stories by the author of Brooklyn imagine a widow’s dinner party conversation with Henry James, an exile’s tumultuous return to a post-Franco Spain and a taboo relationship between Pakistani workers in Barcelona, among others. 2010. 275p. Fiction.