Since March of 2020, our services and programs have been forced to change. Some things we made to-go, others we moved online, and yet more programs had to be paused. Now we’re slowly trying to bring some programs back to how they once were. One program that took a little hiatus but is starting back up is the First Monday Book Chat, an afternoon adult book discussion group that has been going for well over a decade. It’s a general fiction and nonfiction group, and it has been my privilege to lead this group for several years now.

When the library stopped offering in-person programming, this book club took a break. But the first Monday in October, the 4th, this group will be back in the library at 2 p.m. Our first selection is The Body by Stephen King, a novella that is part of the collection Different Seasons. This is also a tie-in to our Stephen King Month activities in October, which you can check out in full in our current newsletter and on our online calendar.

In November, the group will be reading and discussing A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell, and December A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee. (Aside—if you’ve been participating in our Year of Reading Challenge, you will note these two books fit the November and December themes! If you aren’t participating, it’s never too late to join.)

Everyone is welcome at the First Monday Book Chat, no registrations necessary. Copies of The Body/Different Seasons are available at the checkout desk. So, see you in a few Mondays!


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