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 at the library on the last Monday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the featured book.  Coffee and treats are served along with engaging and enjoyable discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library and on the bookmobile. Everyone is welcome. If you can't make any of our meetings, post your comments and thoughts on our Book Club Blog.

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion Group will be reading Boar Island by Nevada Barr. Ann Pidgeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. While trying to deal with the fragile state of affairs, and to find the person behind the harassment, Elizabeth's mother and Anna decide the best thing to do is remove Elizabeth from the situation. So they move to Acadia National Park in Maine to stay with Anna. But the move east doesn't solve the problem. The stalker has followed them. Boar Island is a brilliant intertwining of past and present, of victims and killers, in a compelling novel that only Nevada Barr could write. The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club will be discussing this book on Monday, March 25 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, March 27 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it to either of these sessions, feel free to join the discussion online at kplbookclub.blogspot.com. Everyone is welcome!

For our February book discussion we will be reading and discussing The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner. Using the emerging field of positive psychology, Weiner travels to some of the world's most content places. This book is full of inspired moments and earned epiphanies. It accomplished a feat few books dare and fewer achieve: it will make you happier. Enjoyable discussion on this book will be held on Monday, February 25 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, Febrary 27 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it, please make use of our online discussion at kplbookclub.blogspot.com. Everyone is welcome!

For January Book Discussion, we will be reading and talking about In The Midst of Winter by worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende. This is a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. The story begins with a minor traffic accident which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep in to the winter of their lives. Discussion on this book will be held on Monday, January 28 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, January 30 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it, please make use of our online discussion blog at kplbookclub.blogspot.com. Everyone is welcome!

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is reading a selection of holiday books for the December get together. Each person is choosing any holiday book they would like to read and we will have a short discussion on the books. We will also be watching the movie Book Club. If you have never joined us for book discussion, this month would be the perfect time to start. Meet new people and enjoy enlightening conversation, yummy treats, a hot chocolate bar, and a light-hearted movie. Stop by the library or bookmobile and pick up a festive book to read. Or just come and watch the movie with us. Everyone is welcome! Monday, December 17 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, December 19 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it in person, please use the online blog at kplbookclub.blogspot.com to post your thoughts and comments on your book. Everyone is welcome!

This month we will be reading and discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine written by Gail Honeyman. Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills, tends to say exactly what she's thinking, and carefully avoids unnecessary human contact. However, everything  changes once she meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygenic IT guy from her office. When Eleanor and Raymond save Sammy, an elderly woman who has fallen, the three rescue each other from the lives of isolation that they have been living. We will discuss this book on Monday, November 26 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, November 28 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it in person, please use the online blog at kplbookclub.blogspot.com to post your thoughts and comments on the book. Everyone is welcome!

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