Adult Book Group (“Brown Bag Book Group”) meets monthly on the fourth (sometimes fifth) Wednesday of the month at 12 noon. There is no meeting in December. Here is a list of recent and upcoming titles:
- July 2017: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
- August 2017: Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
- September 2017: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- October 2017: One Book One Valley, The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
- November 2017: Our new Reads-to-Go kit Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
- January 2018: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
- February 2018: Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Leguin
Nonfiction Book Group meets every other month on the first Tuesday at 6:30 pm Here is a list of recent and upcoming titles:
- April 2017: Evicted by Matthew Desmond
- May 2017: The Tenth Parallel by Eliza Griswold
- June 2017: Revenge of Analog by David Sax
- October 2017: Choose and read one recently published (2014-present) nonfiction book on the topic of race in the United States. Bring a synopsis to discussion on October 3. Suggested titles: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Waking Up White by Debby Irving, Blood at the Root by Patrick Phillips, The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward, White Trash by Nancy Isenberg, Jackson, 1964 by Calvin Trillin, Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson, The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson, They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
- December 2017: The Book That Changed America by Randall Fuller
- February 2018: Eats Shoots and Leaves: A Zero-Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
- April 2018: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Cookbook Book Club meets once a year or so for a potluck meal to talk about a cookbook and share dishes from it.
- February 2017: Good and Cheap: Eat Well for $4/day by Leanne Brown
- February 2018: Salt, Acid, Fat, Heat by Samin Nosrat (check back for date and time)
Kids’ Book Groups with pizza 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. Also, 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://reads-to-go.blogspot.com/. Let us know if you’re interested in borrowing any of these kits.