What’s more fun than reading a book? Talking about it!
Forever Young Adult Book Club
If you enjoy Young Adult (YA) books, but you’re a little less Y and a bit more A, this is the group for you! Please visit our calendar for current meeting information. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk.
Thursdays ● 7-8:30 PM ● Callie’s ● R-Requested
- 9/10 – Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.
Enjoy a taste of the classics in this savory book discussion. Please visit our calendar for meeting locations. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk.
Tuesdays ● 7-8:30 PM ● Stone Creek Grill* ● R-Requested
- 9/15 – Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. When we first meet Clarissa Dalloway, she is preoccupied with the last-minute minutiae of party-planning while being flooded with memories of long ago. Clarissa then examines the realities of the present as the story travels forwards and back in time and in and out of different characters’ minds.
The Next Page
Books are best when shared! We’ll read some bestsellers and discover what’s on the next page. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk. Visit our calendar for meeting details.
Wednesdays ● 1-2 PM ● Adults ● ZB Library ● R-Requested
Saturdays ● 10-11:30 AM ● Adults ● El Lago ● R-Requested
- 9/2 & 9/26 – A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture.
1 de septiembre – De Como las Muchachas García Perdieron el Acento escrito por Julia Álvarez Martes. Cuando las hermanas Garcia –Carla, Sandra, Yolanda y Sofia– y sus padres huyen de la Republica Dominicana buscando refugio de la persecucion politica, encuentran un nuevo hogar en los Estados Unidos. Pero el Nueva York de los anos sesenta es marcadamente diferente de la vida privilegiada, aunque conflictiva, que han dejado atras. Bajo la presion de asimilarse a una nueva cultura, las muchachas Garcia se alisan el pelo, abandonan la lengua espanola y se encuentran con muchachos sin una chaperona. Pero por mas que intentan distanciarse de su isla natal, las hermanas no logran desprender el mundo antiguo del nuevo. Lo que las hermanas han perdido para siempre –y lo que logran encontrar– se revela en esta novela magistral de una de las novelistas mas celebradas de nuestros tiempos.
Millennials is a social group for adults, ages 18-29.
- Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. This is the chilling true story of a dark deal that spiraled out of control, leading to drug dealing, racketeering, and murder.We’ll meet us at Tinseltown USA in Kenosha and then head over to Tilted Kilt to discuss both the book and the movie.
Friday, 9/18 ● 6:45 PM ● Ages 18-29 ● Tinseltown USA and Tilted Kilt
For ZB Teens
Join us for discussions, blogging, free snacks and sodas. Visit us on Facebook to learn how you can get a free book!
Thursdays ● 6-7 PM ● Culver’s of Zion
- 9/10 – The Novice by Taran Matharu. When Fletcher, a blacksmith’s apprentice, learns he can summon demons, he travels with his demon to an academy for adepts where he is to train as a Battlemage in the Empire’s war against the orcs, but he discovers that all is not as it seems.
- 9/10 – Mosquitoland by David Arnold. When she learns that her mother is sick in Ohio, Mim confronts her demons on a thousand-mile odyssey from Mississippi that redefines her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
Kids – If you’ve ever been tempted to stay up all night reading a good book, then this club is for you! We’re sure to have a hoot! Click here for details.
- The Music Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler.
Tuesday, 9/29 ● 4-5 PM ● Grades K-8