Items tagged with Book clubs

WestportREADS 2016: Discuss "Miracle at St. Anna" at the Westport Senior Center

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miracle at st. annaWR buttonAs a part of WestportREADS 2016 at the Westport Center for Senior Activities discuss the Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride who turned his extraordinary gift for storytelling to fiction with a tale of courage and redemption inspired by a little-known historic event in Italy toward the end of World War II. McBride is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. His memoir, The Color of Water, explored his mother's past as well as his own upbringing and topped bestseller lists for more than two years. Light refreshments.

Community partner: Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue

Note location:  Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. 

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

Other
WestportREADS, Book Groups

WestportREADS 2016: Neighbors & Newcomers Discuss "Miracle at St. Anna"

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miracle at st. annaWR buttonAs a part of WestportREADS 2016, join the Neighbors & Newcomers of Westport to discuss the Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride who turned his extraordinary gift for storytelling to fiction with a tale of courage and redemption inspired by a little-known historic event in Italy toward the end of World War II. McBride is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. His memoir, The Color of Water, explored his mother's past as well as his own upbringing and topped bestseller lists for more than two years. Light refreshments.

Community partner: Neighbors & Newcomers of Westport

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

McManus Room
WestportREADS, Book Groups

WestportREADS 2016: PageTurners Discuss "Miracle at St. Anna"

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miracle at st. annawr buttonAs a part of WestportREADS 2016, join the PageTurners to discuss the Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride who turned his extraordinary gift for storytelling to fiction with a tale of courage and redemption inspired by a little-known historic event in Italy toward the end of World War II. McBride is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. His memoir, The Color of Water, explored his mother's past as well as his own upbringing and topped bestseller lists for more than two years.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

Sheffer Reading Room
WestportREADS, Book Groups

WestportREADS 2016: PageTurners Discuss "Miracle at St. Anna"

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miracle at st. annawr buttonAs a part of WestportREADS 2016, join the PageTurners to discuss the Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride who turned his extraordinary gift for storytelling to fiction with a tale of courage and redemption inspired by a little-known historic event in Italy toward the end of World War II. McBride is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. His memoir, The Color of Water, explored his mother's past as well as his own upbringing and topped bestseller lists for more than two years.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

Sheffer Reading Room
WestportREADS, Book Groups

PageTurners: Northanger Abbey

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northanger abbey Join PageTurners for a discussion of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. When Catherine, the clergyman's daughter, is invited to go to the city of Bath, she partakes in the various balls, theaters and other social gatherings. She meets a young and handsome gentleman with whom she dances. A series of new acquaintances and relationships follow with the eventual transformation of a girl into a mature and intelligent woman. Northanger Abbey was the first novel that Jane Austen completed for publication, but it was not published until after her death. This book was written over 200 years ago and is still read by countless spellbound readers all over the world.

Come back on Saturday, February 27 at 2 pm for the kick-off of a year of reading Jane Austen. In partnership with the Jane Austen Society North America, CT Region, the Westport Library is hosting a series of discussions on the novels of Jane Austen. We will begin with Northanger Abbey and a special discussion led by Barbara M. Benedict, professor of English at Trinity College and the author of Framing Feeling: Sentiment and Style in English Prose Fiction, 1845-1900 and Making the Modern Reader: Cultural Mediation in Early Modern Literary Anthologies. Two of her articles will appear in forthcoming books, and she is currently writing a book on Jane Austen.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. 

Information on more Library book groups.

Sheffer Reading Room
Book Groups

PageTurners: Northanger Abbey

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northanger abbeyJoin PageTurners for a discussion of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. It was the first of Austen's published novels and is the coming-of-age story of a young woman who is one of ten children of a country clergyman. 

Be sure to come back on Saturday, February 27 at 2 pm for the kick-off of a year of reading Jane Austen. In partnership with the Jane Austen Society North America, CT Region, the Westport Library is hosting a series of discussions on the novels of Jane Austen. We will begin with Northanger Abbey and a special discussion led by Barbara M. Benedict, professor of English at Trinity College and the author of Framing Feeling: Sentiment and Style in English Prose Fiction, 1845-1900 and Making the Modern Reader: Cultural Mediation in Early Modern Literary Anthologies. Two of her articles will appear in forthcoming books, and she is currently writing a book on Jane Austen.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. 

Information on more Library book groups.

Sheffer Reading Room
Book Groups

PLEASE REGISTER: Fellowship of theReaders

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Join us to eat pizza and discuss literature.  This group of older readers  chooses the books for discussion. Past selections have ranged from Hunger Games to Lord of the Rings to Beowulf.  

Open to anyone who has read the selected book.  Suggested for Grades 7 - 12.
Selected Mondays, 6-7 PM Higgins Room.


For information on the current title selections and to learn how to register, email Kris Nash (knash [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (subject: Mysterious%20Book%20Society) (knash at westportlibrary.org)) or call 203.291.4813.


Sponsored by Brian & Leslie Gold.

Higgins Room
Teen, Book Groups
High School, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 8

The Usual Suspects Mystery Book Discussion: Mystery in White

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Mystery in WhiteDiscussion of the mystery Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon.A snowbound train should be a safe, if slightly inconvenient, place to spend Christmas. When the passengers take refuge in an empty residence they must work together to unravel the house's secrets before a murder occurs in their midst.

The group meets on the 1st Sunday of the month. For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

Weeks Seminar Room
Book Groups

The Usual Suspects Mystery Book Discussion: A Murder of Magpies

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A Murder of Magpies Discussion of the mystery A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders. Gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will dish the juicy dirt on a recent fashion industry scandal is causing trouble before it even goes to print. When police show up at the publisher’s office, asking questions about a package addressed to book editor Samantha "Sam" Clair, her life is turned upside down as she finds herself propelled into a criminal investigation.

The group meets on the 1st Sunday of the month. For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

Weeks Seminar Room
Book Groups

The Usual Suspects Mystery Book Discussion: Missing Person

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Missing PersonDiscussion of the mystery Missing Person by Patrick Modiano. The missing person is Guy Roland, a P.I. who suffers from amnesia and resolves to rediscover his own past, lost to him years before during the Nazi occupation of France. With little more to go on than vague, barely discernable memories, he methodically unearths one small fact after another-a name, a photograph, an address-creating dossiers on himself and others from his past.

The group meets on the 1st Sunday of the month. For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

Weeks Seminar Room
Book Groups