Thursday, January 7, 2016


The non-fiction selection for our February discussion is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Here is part of a TED talk given by the author

Are you an introvert or extrovert?  Take the test here and learn more about the book.

Discussion is on Monday February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in Eldridge


Our January Discussion will take place on Monday January 25th @ 6:30 p.m. in Eldridge.  The book will be The Giver by Lois Lowry.  The Giver is a classic young adult novel that won a Newbery Medal in 1994.  It was made into a movie in 2014.

The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fall 2015

September's pick is The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  It's about a cranky young man who finds his life upended when someone leaves a baby girl at his book store. 

October's pick is The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel.  It's a true account of the space race from the wives' perspectives.  (Lots of drama behind the scenes!) 

November will be a special discussion because the author will be joining us.  The book is Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up by Christine Keleny.  It was a Midwest Book Award Finalist and tells about 3 of the authors behind the famous Nancy Drew series of books. 

Book discussions take place on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the First Amendment Room at the Eldridge branch library. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

JUNE 2015

In lieu of our usual book discussion, we are hosting Zeus himself on June 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the First Amendment Room.  To prepare, we suggest reading Percy Jackson book 1, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.  

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015


February is a non-fiction month, so we have chosen to read In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.  The book follows the lives of William Dodd and his family as they travel to Germany in 1933 for his position as ambassador.  They were, at first, welcomed by the German people and dazzled by the pageantry of the third reich.  Then they began to see the beginnings of what would become Germany's darkest period. 

Join us in Eldridge for discussion on Monday February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.  Books are now available for checkout.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January 2015

For January, we are starting the New Year with our first fiction pick, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

Set in a small English village, Harold is a predictable fellow whose life is the same, day in, day out.  One day he receives a letter from Queenie, a friend who did something "nice" for him 20 years prior.  The letter is sent from her hospice where she will likely die.  Harold writes her back, but then has a change of heart and decides to walk the letter to her...600 miles across England.

Our discussion will take place on Monday January 26th at 6:30 p.m. in Eldridge.  Books are now available.

Friday, December 5, 2014

December 2014

December's book is Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen
Loewen got the idea for the book after reviewing about a dozen American history textbooks and finding glaring omissions and even blatant lies about our history.

Check out this video with the author:

Join us for our discussion on Monday December 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the First Amendment Room, Eldridge library.  Books available now!