Thursday Night Book Group Rescheduled to Next Thursday, Nov 15 @ 7 pm

schedule change


Thursday, November 8

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Rescheduled to Nov. 15. Maplewood Library is pleased to announce Classic and Contemporary, our new book discussion group. The group will be facilitated by Dennis Donahue, Ph.D., former director of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. Meetings are at 7 pm at Main Library. The group will kick off on Thursday, November 8 with a discussion of the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver from the collection Cathedral.

In this, Carver’s most famous story, a discontented man makes a surprising connection with his wife’s blind friend. They each learn the rewarding experience of opening yourself up to new ways of seeing and relating to others, and the need for human bonds.

You may pick up a copy of the story at the Main Library circulation desk. If you prefer to read online, a pdf of the story will download when you go to

Raymond Carver

Upcoming titles and dates are as follows. The books can be borrowed from Maplewood Library or requested through the BCCLS consortium with your Maplewood Library card.

December 13: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

January 10: Sister Carrie by Theodore Drieser

February 14: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 

March 14: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

April 11: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

May 9: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

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