Adult Book Group: We’ve been experimenting with different times/days and meeting types (online, outside, etc.) to see which one is a good fit for these times. See our calendar page for when the current month’s meeting will be.
Here are the titles for 2021 (check back for updates):
- January: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane (fiction)
- February: The Witch Elm by Tana French (fiction)
- March: (read one or both) The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart by Bill Bishop and The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (nonfiction)
- April: Read one or more books on the theme Naming and Noticing, meet for a “walk and talk” book discussion on a trail near Tamworth Village (mostly nonfiction)
- May: NH Humanities “Perspectives” book group, read selected stories from Bloodlines and Other Stories by Octavia Butler, online discussion facilitated by Joshua Tepley, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College (fiction)
Kids’ Book Clubs are held several times a year. See our “For Kids” page for the next meeting.
Getting books for your book group: If you belong to a book group and have a Tamworth library card, you can ask to borrow multiple copies of a title for your group. We will request copies from other New Hampshire libraries through our interlibrary loan system. Note that new titles (less than six months from publication date) will not be available to borrow from other libraries.
Book group kits: New Hampshire Library Association has dozens of READS-to-Go kits, large tote bags that contain 15 copies of a discussable book, available for book groups to borrow. See a listing of available titles at http://www.eventkeeper.com/kitkeeper/index.cfm?curOrg=NHLA. Let us know if you’re interested in borrowing any of these kits.
Our library has multiple copies of the following titles, which may be borrowed as a set for your book group. Just let us know if you’d like to borrow any of these:
- Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
- We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter by Celeste Headlee