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Book Club


Library Book Club

Monthly Book Discussion Club
Second Monday of each Month
7:00 pm
in the Library Conference Room
Everyone is Welcome

The Library Book Club has been meeting monthly at the library since January, 1994. The meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month unless holidays interfere.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Books are suggested by members and obtained through inter-library loan.  The books selected cover a wide variety of authors, subjects and genres, including fiction and nonfiction, drama, poetry, history, science, classic literature and popular materials. 

 Newly published titles are not generally selected since they are not always easily available through inter-library loan.

Anyone may join the Library Book Club. Simply contact the library at 618-566-2562 and ask for Marian Albers


May’s Book is An Irish Country Doctor, by Patrick Taylor

The next book club meeting will be Monday, May 14 at 7:00PM



2018 Book Club Reads

January- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

February- The Lincoln League, by Doug Peterson

March- The Woman in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck

April-Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan



2017 Book Club Reads

January- In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter by Carol Burnett

February- A Full Life: Reflections at Ninty by Jimmy Carter

March-The Bookshop on the Corner, by Jenny Colgan

April- The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict

May-The Secrets of Wishtide, by Kate Saunders

June-A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline

July-The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick

No Meeting in August

September-The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson

October-Keepsake Crimes, by Laura Childs

November-The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers



2016 Book Club Reads

January-God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power At the Vatican by Gerald Posner

February-Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal

March-Cookie Encounter: A Chance Encounter Inspirational Romance by Michelle Connell

May-The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

June-How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

July-The Ancient Minstrel by Jim Harrison

August-Alexander Hamilton: American by Richard Brookhiser

September-Reader’s of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald

October- Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Nobember- The Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier

December-The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans


2015 Book Club Reads

January- Billy Boyle by James R. Benn

February-Unsolved Mysteries of American History by Paul Aron

March-The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

April-Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

June-Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

July-A Circle of Wives by Alice Laplante

August-When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning

September-The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

October-The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

November-Emperor’s of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey’s and Mars by Joel Glenn Brenner

December-Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton