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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:


June 11, 2015


State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
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Pharmaceutical researcher Marina Singh journeys to the Amazon to investigate the death of a colleague who had been dispatched to check on Dr. Annick Swenson, a rogue fertility researcher. An adventurous novel fraught with the horrors and wonders of the jungle.



July 9, 2015


The Better Angels of Our Nature See
by Steven Pinker
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Harvard University psycology professor Pinker draws on a wealth of data and multidisciplinary research to reach the conterintuitive conclusion that human beings are far less violent than they used to be. An optimistic and controversial look at human nature.



August 13, 2015


Beautiful Ruins
by Jess Walter
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It is 1962 when a beautiful American starlet steps into innkeeper Pasquale Tursi's Italian village, and sets into motion a series of events that leads Pasquale towards his life's purpose. Fast forward to the present, when an elderly italian man arrives in Hollywood, looking for his first love. Sprawling and romantic, with a funny cameo by a drunken Richard Burton.


Look for future discussion titles to be posted later this summer.