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The Thursday Night Readers
Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

The group focuses on reading across genres, featuring both contemporary and classic novels, histories and biographies.

Copies of the book selections are available for check out at the Library approximately one month before the discussion. 

What We Are Reading:


January 9, 2014

Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man
by Brian McGrory
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One man's comical journey from bachelor to husband and father with the help of an egotistical rooster.


February 13, 2014

by Colum McCann
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Complex historical fiction, tying Frederick Douglass' 1845 journey to Ireland, with the first trans-Atlantic flight made in 1919 by two British aviators and the work of U.S. Senator George Mitchell on the 1998 Good Friday Amendment.


March 13, 2014

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
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A young boy unwittingly discovers a neighboring family's supernatural secret. Mystical forces are at work in a spooky and powerful tale.


April 10, 2014

by Mary Roach
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Weird and amazing science in this entertaining exploration of the human body's processes of ingestion, digestion and elimination.


Join us for these upcoming discussions:

 May 8, 2014Still Life by Louise Penny
 June 12, 2014Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
 July 10, 2014Pearl of China by Anchee Min
and 2 short stories by Pearl Buck
 August 14, 2014And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini