KPL Book Club

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is open to all adults interested in getting together for informal discussion on selected books. Each month a book is chosen and copies are available here at the library and on the bookmobile for interested readers.  The book club meets on the last Monday evening of the month at 5:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the featured book.  Currently we are meeting virtually on Zoom for engaging and enjoyable discussion. Everyone is welcome.

In June, we will be reading Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand. Visiting Nantucket for the summer, three women seek peace and comfort as they cope with the challenges in their lives - from marriage, infidelity, and the mayhem of motherhood to scandal, tragedy and illness. Start your summer off with us as we discuss this novel that is as fun and memorable and bittersweet as that one perfect day of summer. We will be discussing this book twice in the month of June: Monday, June 28 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, June 30 at 1:30 pm. Discussion will be held on the patio weather permitting.

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

It’s New Year’s Eve 1982 and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the New Year begins, Oona faints and awakens thirty-two years in the future in her fifty-one-year-old body. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year, she will leap to another age at random. And so begins...Oona out of order.

We will discuss this charming and delightful novel of self-discovery twice in the month of May. Monday, May 24 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, May 26 at 1:30 pm. *These meetings will be held in person outdoors, weather permitting or in the community center socially distanced. Masks are required inside the building at all times.*

 

In April we will be discussing the book Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. This book tackles the question "Why do our interactions with strangers so often go wrong?" This book is a challenging and controversial excusion through history. Gladwell revisits deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University and the death of Sara Bland, throwing our understanding of these stories into doubt. Because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. We will be discussing this book twice in the month of April: Monday, April 26 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, April 28 at 1:30 pm. This discussion will take place virtually through zoom. To register for a discussion click above on the day you would like to join.

Our book discussion for this month is Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Windston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies. Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! has created a remarkable novel that focuses on one of the people with the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill. Stop in the library or on the bookmobile to pick up a copy of this month's book. This book is also available digitally on hoopla with no waiting. Go to hoopladigital.com to access a copy.

We will be meeting via zoom to discuss this incredible novel on Monday, March 29 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, March 31 at 1:30 pm. The links to register are below, and they will be posted on our Facebook page as well.

Monday Book Discussion

Wednesday Book Discussion

The novel we will be reading for the month of February is This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. This novel is about Claude, a 5 year old boy who is the youngest of 5 brothers. He loves peanut butter sandwiches and wearing dresses and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says he wants to be a girl. This story follows one family's transformation as a result of raising a transgender child. It is a novel about revelations, fairy tales, and family. We will discuss this novel twice this month, Monday, February 22 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, February 24 at 1:30 pm. Discussions will take place virtually through zoom.

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