New Thursday Night Book Group
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 http://www.giuliotortello.it/ebook/cathedral.pdf.
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
For international reads, check out Read Around the World, facilitated by Librarian Ina Rimpau. This group also meets at 7 pm at Main Library.
Upcoming dates and titles are:
November 7: Savage Theories by Pola Oloixarac
December 5: Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan