Book Club

A Book Club for Adults 
Join us for conversation and refreshments as we discuss our current book. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Dulaney Room at the Hall Library, 101 E. Hunt St. New members are welcome! 


Each year from July through June, we read two mysteries, two historical novels, three general fiction novels, three nonfiction/biographies and devote two meetings to “What else are you reading?” discussions.

Future Reads 

December 5, 2018

My Life in France by Julia Child & Alex Prudhomme

Julia Child’s story of struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, and a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took the Childs across the globe.

January 2, 2019

What Else Are You Reading?

Book club members discuss books they have recently read.

February 6, 2019

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Brimming with humor and a glittering cast of characters, this novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

March 6, 2019

Still Life by Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal where the locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident. But Gamache is certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bow hunter.

April 3, 2019

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth century Spain. When it falls to Hanna, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding begin to unlock its deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunge her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalistic fanatics.

May 1, 2019

The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu & Douglas Abrams

Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and oppression. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, courage, and joy.

June 5, 2019

The Interior by Lisa See

Liu Hulan and David Stark find themselves on opposing sides: One of them is trying to expose a company and unearth a killer, while the other is ethically bound to protect his client.