Library Book Discussions Groups
Classics and Contemporary
Book discussion group meets in the Small Meeting Room, second Tuesday of the month, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshments served.
|On June 11, us for a lively discussion of Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. In the Orwellian world that Atwood envisions, religion becomes a tool of repression as society forces women to be tools of the state with no rights over their own bodies. Told through the voice of one enslaved woman who risks her life in rebelling, this is a gripping vision of a future that is all too possible.|
|On July 9, join us for a discussion of The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. The Booker Prize-winning author’s latest takes place in the early 1950’s as an eleven-year-old boy crosses the Indian Ocean on a ship bound for England. A mesmerizing exploration of forbidden discoveries during adolescence, and how they set off a lifelong journey.|
Senior Book Groups
Librarians talk about and read from a variety of books both new and old. Sessions are held at 10:30 am, September through June, at the following locations. Newcomers are always welcome.
- Meskill Senior Center, Mallinckrodt Center, 1041A Ridge Rd., first Friday of the month
- Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview Road, second Friday of the month