Book Groups

The Tuesday Morning and Wednesday Afternoon groups have combined into one supergroup! The library book club will meet at 10:15 am the third Tuesday of the month. Please check this page for updates.

The dates for the fall meetings will be the following Tuesdays:
September 19: The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
October 17: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel
November 21: Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
December 19: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Books to Movies will be the theme for The Evening Book group.

The following books will be discussed at the assigned date at 6pm. The group will decide on a date and time to meet at a local theater to view the newly released movie. There will be a drawing for a free ticket to see the movie at Spotlight Cinemas in Orono.


Sept 19 – Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

Oct 17 – The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

Nov 14 – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Chrisite

Dec 19 – Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
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The group meets at 6:30pm on the following dates:

  • September 14, 2017 --  Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep by Marah J. Hardt. 
  • October 12, 2017 -- The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions by Thomas McNamee.
  • November 9, 2017 -- The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.
  • February 8, 2018 -- Half Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life by E. O. Wilson.
  • March 8, 2018 -- Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt.
  • April 12, 2018 -- Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World's Greatest Wildlife Rescue by William Stolzenburg.
  • May 10, 2018 -- The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell
  • June 14, 2018 -- The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World by Andra Wulf. 

Previous meetings and book titles are below:

Tuesday Morning Readers 

  • This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:15 am - September-May of each year.  Please check back, as this page continues to be updated with upcoming titles.
  1.  The Sisters in Law by Linda R. Hershman - September 20th 
  2.  Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - October 18th
  3.  In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson - November 15th
  4. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks - December 20th
  5. Total Recall by Sara Paretsky - January 17th
  6. At the Water's Edge, by Sara Gruen - February 21st
  7. Relativity, by Antonia Hayes - March 21st
  8. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman - April 18th
  9. Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly - May 16th

Wednesday Afternoon Readers

  • This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 pm - September-May of each year.  Please check back, as this page continues to be updated with upcoming titles.
  1. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout - September 21st
  2.  The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson - October 19th
  3. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by A. Fuller - November 16th
  4. Today's Best Maine Fiction, edited by Wesley McNair - December 21st
  5. Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury - January 18th
  6. Lost in Translation, by Eva Hoffman - February 15th
  7. Anna-In-Between, by Elizabeth Nunez - March 15th
  8. Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson - April 19th
  9. The Healing of America, by T. R. Reid - May 17th

Books & Buzz: an Evening Book Group sponsored by The Maine Humanities Council

Books & Buzz 

at 6:00pm at The Store Ampersand (located at 22 Mill Street).

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Let's Talk About IT: Growing Up Between Cultures

A series developed by Kathleen Ashley, University of Southern Maine

Issues of cultural, ethnic or national identity—once considered relatively simple and unproblematic—move to the foreground in this reading series that includes memoirs, a novel, and essays. Whether the setting is colonial and post-colonial Africa, the American Southwest in the 1940’s and 1950’s, post-World War II Poland, the intellectual scene of New York City, the class conscious Caribbean, or political Washington D.C., all of the central characters in these books wrestle with questions about their own individual identity, questions complicated by their experiences growing up among multiple cultures.

Copies of the following titles are available at the library.

  • Oct 4 2016: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
  • Nov 1 2016: The Names: A Memoir by N. Scott Momaday
  • Dec 6 2016: Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language by Eva Hoffman
  • Jan 3 2017: The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker by Eric Liu
  • Feb 7 2017: Anna In-Between by Elizabeth Nunez
  • Mar 7 2017: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. This meeting will be held at the Orono Public Library and copies are available by The John T. Gorman Foundation and the Portland Public Library. Take a copy to keep or pass it on.