• Book Clubs

    The Library's book group offerings include:  Brown Bag & New Perspectives. At this time the book groups are meeting online via Zoom. 

    If you would like to join, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you an invitation to the Zoom meeting and arrange for book pickup. 

    Brown Bag Book Group
    A book group that focuses on popular titles from many genres
    Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 12:30-1:30pm
    Month     
    Meeting Title
    January 01/26/2021  Pachinko -- Min Lee
    February 02/23/2021  Quiet -- Susan Cain
    March 03/23/2021  The Moviegoer -- Walker Percy
    April 04/27/2021  Lies My Teacher Told Me -- James W. Loewen
    May 05/25/2021  The Alchemist -- Paulo Coehlo
    June 06/22/2021  Ask Again, Yes -- Mary Beth Keane

     

    New Perspectives Book Group
    Focus on books that show different ways of looking at life
    Meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 12-1pm
    Month     
    Title
    January   Lovingkindness -- Sharon Salzberg
    February   Being Mortal --Atul Gawande
    March 16 & April 6  The Happiness Project -- Gretchen Rubin
    April 20 & May 4th  When Things Fall Apart -- Pema Chödrön
    May 18  The 5 Love Languages -- Gary Chapman
    June 1  Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature -- M. Amos Clifford
    June 15 (Special Event)  Forest Bathing Guided Walk on the Town Green - Registration Required

     
     

  • Brown Bag Book Discussion Online

    askagainyesTuesday, June 22, 12:30-1:30pm. Ask Again, Yes by  Mary Beth Keane. Call to reserve a  print copy or reserve on LUV/Overdrive. In Mary Beth Keane's extraordinary novel, a lifelong friendship and love blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next thirty years. Heartbreaking and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes is a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness.

  • New Perspectives Book Discussion

    forestbathingTuesday, June 1, 12-1pm. Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature by M. Amos Clifford.  Available in print from the Library or in eAudiobook fom via Hoopla. To join the conversation email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Tuesday, June 15th, 12-1pm Forest Bathing Guided Walk on the Town Green. Duncan Murdoch, Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, will lead a guided walk on the Town Green to introduce the principles and practice of forest bathing. Registration required. Limited to 15 people.  Register here.

    Forest Bathing is a research-based practice for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. The decades old practice originated in Japan and is known as shinrin-yoku, which literally translates to “taking in the forest.” or “forest bathing”. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. Your Nature & Forest Therapy Guide builds on those benefits and looks beyond to what happens when people remember that we are a part of nature and are intrinsically connected to all other beings in fundamental ways.