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Book Clubs

Tuesday Night Book Club

This discussion group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library's meeting room and is led by Marci Retzlaff.  (Titles subject to change due to availability)

  • January 31, 2017 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  • February 28th - The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
  • March 28th - Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux by Black Elk as told to John Neihardt (One Book, One Nebraska)
  • April 25th - Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • May 30th - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s by Fredrik Backman
  • June 27th - The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean by Philip Caputo
  • July 25th - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • August 29th - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • September 26th - A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
  • October 31st - The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  • November 28th - Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
  • January 2018 - Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margo Lee Shetterly

Alternates:

  • A Thousand Miles To Freedom: My Escape from North Korea by Eunsun Kim & Sebastien Falletti
  • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • The Nest by Cynthia Sweeney
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Alvin Toffler

 

Wednesday Morning Book Club

This discussion group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Library's meeting room and is led by Karen Drevo. (Titles subject to change due to availability)

  • January 25th - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Blackman
  • February 22nd - The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir by Ruth Wariner
  • March 29th - Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux by Black Elk as told to John G. Neihardt
  • April 26th - My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  • May 31st - All the Stars in Heaven by Adriana Trigiani
  • June 28th - Broken for You - by Stephanie Kallos
  • July 26th - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommended by Katarina Bivald
  • August 30th - The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck
  • September 27th - Keep Moving: and Other Tips and Truths About Agin by Dick Van Dyke
  • October 25th - The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
  • November 29th - Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
  • December 27th - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."  - Mark Twain


20's and 30's Book Club

This book club meets on the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library's meeting room and is led by Rachel Casselman.

  • January 26th - About Grace by Anthony Doerr
  • February 23rd - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchet
  • March 30th - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
  • April 27th - The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
  • May 25th - The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
  • June 29th - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
  • July 27th - 100 Days of Happiness by Faust Brizzi
  • August 31st or alternate - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.' - George R.R. Martin


Young Adult Book Group

Y.A.B.G. (Young Adult Book Group) meets one Saturday each month at 2:30 in the library meeting room.  Y.A.B.G. is for any teenager who loves to read and talk about books.  Group members select what books they want to read and discuss.  Refreshments are served. Contact Marci Retzlaff with any questions.

  • January 14, 2017 - Artemis Fowl and Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer

  • February 11 - Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

  • March 11 - Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

  • April 6 - TBD

  • May 6- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

  • June 3 - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

  • July 1- Cress by Marissa Meyer

  • August 12 - Fire From the Rock by Sharon Draper

  • September 9 - Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

  • October 7- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

  • November 4 - Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

  • December 2 - Fairest by Marissa Meyer

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"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." -  Walt Disney

 

Golden Sower Book Club

This Book Club for kids ages 8-12 meets on the last Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m.  Their reading selections come from titles nominated for the Golden Sower Award, Nebraska's Children's Choice Literary Award. Contact Marci Retzlaff with any questions.

  • January 30 - Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
  • February 27 - The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
  • March 27 - Dash by Kirby Larson
  • April 24 - Loot by Jude Larson
  • Mary 22 - Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • June 26 - Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
  • July 24 - TBA / Book by 2018 Nebraska Golden Sower Award nominee who will be appearing at the 23rd Annual Norfolk Public Library Literature Festival

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