Items tagged with Book clubs

PageTurners Re-examines The Great Gatsby

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The Great GatsbyFor many, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, is  a book that you haven’t read since high school; you may find that your reaction to the story as an adult will be very different. This simple novel became Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. For copies of the book, phone 203-291-4821. New participants always welcome.

Weeks Seminar Room
The Great Gatsby
Book Groups

Teen: Drop-In Book Discussion

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Relax&READFor middle school and up.

No "book reports" — just read whatever interests you and then drop into the Library and talk about it. There will be a Conversation the last Monday of every month starting at 3PM in the Sheffer Reading Room. Talk about your summer reading and get suggestions for new books! We will meet for about an hour. 

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Sheffer Reading Room
Teen, Book Groups

Summer Reading Book Chat

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HotREADSDrop-in conversations continue through the summer. No "book reports" — just read whatever interests you. There will be a conversation every other Tuesday of July and August, beginning with July 5, at 10:00 am, and every other Wednesday, beginning July 6, at 7 pm, in the Sheffer Reading Room (the last one is Wed, August 17). The groups' reading recommendations will be shared. Watch the website for more information about adult summer reading activities. Registration.

Wednesday chats include an opportunity to meet Library staff and learn about  Library resources. On July 6, meet Bill Derry and learn about e-readers; July 20, Jane Murphy on mysteries, and August 3, Susan Madeo on book clubs. On Wednesday, August 17, there will be a party with light refreshments, book drawings, give-aways, and MORE conversations.

Sheffer Reading Room
Book Groups

Summer Reading Book Chat

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HotREADSNina Sankovitch continues drop-in conversations through the summer. No "book reports" — just read whatever interests you. Nina will be at the Tuesday morning conversations. There will be a conversation every other Tuesday of July and August, beginning with July 5, at 10:00 am, and every other Wednesday, beginning July 6, at 7 pm, in the Sheffer Reading Room (the last one is Wed, August 17). The groups' reading recommendations will be shared. Watch the website for more information about adult summer reading activities. Registration.

 

Wednesday chats include an opportunity to meet Library staff and learn about  Library resources. On July 6, meet Bill Derry and learn about e-readers; July 20, Jane Murphy on mysteries, and August 3, Susan Madeo on book clubs. On Wednesday, August 17, there will be a party with light refreshments, book drawings, give-aways, and MORE conversations.

Sheffer Reading Room
Book Groups

Short and Sweet

Posted by SusanM on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 - 1:03 PM

Last week I joined the Book Chat conversation that takes place each month at the Westport Library.  What a great group of readers!  If you are looking for some inspiration and suggestions for reading, I highly recommend dropping in on the first Tuesday of the month to share what you’ve read and pick up some great ideas from Nina Sankovitch and the rest of the participants.  One of the members suggested a few short story collections that she was reading, and it got me thinking about some of my favorite authors who have also written short stories. I’ve noticed that some book clubs have read some very long novels this winter.  A short story collection might also be a welcome addition for your book club now that winter is over.  Reading a few short stories from a collection might be a good choice, especially for those who may have had trouble finishing that last book or for those whose busy schedules limit their reading to short blocks of time.  Here are a few suggestions.read more


A most peculiar crime

Posted by on Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 - 9:54 AM

full dark house coverRemember the X- files? 

Christopher Fowler’s Bryant and May mysteries are set in the British equivalent—more or less—of the (also fictional) Peculiar Crimes Unit.

These are a delight for fans of Gilbert and Sullivan, as there are references throughout the series to both their operettas and their personal relationship, the latter of which somewhat parallels that of the fictional detectives Arthur Bryant and John May.read more


OUR HISTORY IS OUR STRENGTH

Posted by SusanM on Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 - 1:57 PM

womens historyThis year, March 8th marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. It is a day of global celebration of women; a time to celebrate women’s cultural, social, economic and political contributions to the world. In the US we have established March as Women’s History Month.  This year’s theme is “Our History is Our Strength. “ Knowing women’s stories is a source of strength to all women. There are many excellent books available that tell these stories. Here are a few to consider.read more


When it's cold outside...

Posted by SusanM on Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 - 3:10 PM

Melting SnowI don’t know how you’re feeling right now, but I’ve had just about enough winter for the time being.  I think we can all agree that snow is not always beautiful, especially when it keeps you housebound for days at a time.  I have to admit though, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book to read when the snow starts falling.  Just in case we get hit with any more snowstorms this winter, I have a few reading suggestions to help you pass the time.  These books all have a similar theme, but the authors have each used different techniques to tell their stories. I love a good page turner, and each one of these books qualifies.read more


Read any good movies lately?

Posted by SusanM on Friday, Jan 14, 2011 - 1:01 PM

Oscar statueThe Golden Globe Awards will be awarded next week and in just a few weeks the nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced.  It’s always fun to see what will be nominated for the Best Picture and this year is no exception.  But when I see a film that I really love, I’m often interested to see if it was an original screenplay or if it was adapted from a book.  The movies that get nominated in the Best Picture category often start with a really good novel, short story or sometimes, even a nonfiction book.  Some of the favorites this year would make great choices for book clubs to consider for their groupread more


BOOK CLUB FAVORITES - 2010

Posted by SusanM on Wednesday, Dec 22, 2010 - 12:24 PM

Book Club FavoritesThe NY Times has just published its’ Notable Books List for 2010 and as we approach the end of the year many other publications will soon follow suit.  Although I haven’t seen a list of the best book club books for this year, it’s fun to come up with a list of favorites based on what book clubs have read all year.  So what were the top choices for this year?read more