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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:


December 10, 2015


So Long, See You Tomorrow
by William Maxwell
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The friendship between two lonely teenage boys is shattered when shots ring out in rural Illinois in the early 1920's. Fifty years later, one of the boys, now a man, tries to construct the events that led up to the murder, in this short and heartbreaking novel.


January 14, 2016


by Phil Klay
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Twelve stories present a gripping portrait of the War in Iraq. The true human cost of war, both at home and abroad, is told using various points of view in this winner of the 2014 National Book Award for fiction.


February 11, 2016


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larsen
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A fresh take on the 1915 sinking of the majestic Cunard liner by a German-U20 submarine. A riveting narrative of one of the most terrible marine disasters in history.


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