STEAM Book Club
Kids ages 8 through 12 are invited to a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)-themed book club!
YA Book Club
Tween Book Club
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club offered twice a month. Registration is required. You're welcome to bring suggestions for future books to read together! Check our calendar for upcoming book club dates!
4 Seasons Book Club: TCPL's fiction book club
The Promise by Damon Galgut
Thursday, November 18th
6:30 - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom
The 4 Seasons Book Club meets quarterly to discuss works of modern fiction and celebrated classics. Our 2021 Fall Pick was chosen from 6 titles nominated for the 2021 Booker Prize Shortlist.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE
A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE
A modern family saga that could only have come from South Africa, written in gorgeous prose by twice Booker Prize-shortlisted author Damon Galgut.
Haunted by an unmet promise, the Swart family loses touch after the death of their matriarch. Adrift, the lives of the three siblings move separately through the uncharted waters of South Africa; Anton, the golden boy who bitterly resents his life's unfulfilled potential; Astrid, whose beauty is her power; and the youngest, Amor, whose life is shaped by a nebulous feeling of guilt.
Reunited by four funerals over three decades, the dwindling family reflects the atmosphere of its country—an atmosphere of resentment, renewal, and, ultimately, hope. The Promise is an epic drama that unfurls against the unrelenting march of national history, sure to please current fans and attract many new ones.
"Simply: you must read it."—Claire Messud, Harper's Magazine
The 4 Seasons Book Club decides what to read by group vote. Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion but Book Club copies are limited. If you would like to join our book club, vote on our next selection, reserve a copy of the book and participate in the next discussion, please contact Joyce, email@example.com. This event is free and open to the public.
Panel by Panel Graphic Novel Book Club
The Outside Circle by Patti Laboucane-Benson
Monday, November 8th
6:30 - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom
Adults are invited to celebrate their love of this diverse and subversive medium in this bi-monthly book club.
This month, we will be reading Patti Laboucane-Benson's The Outside Circle:
In this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers — both gang members — surrounded by poverty and drug abuse, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives. Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his younger brother, Joey, and his mother who is a heroin addict. After returning home one evening, Pete and his mother’s boyfriend, Dennis, get into a violent struggle, which sends Dennis to the morgue and Pete to jail. Initially maintaining his gang ties, a jail brawl forces Pete to realize the negative influence he has become on Joey and encourages him to begin a process of rehabilitation through a traditional Native healing circle. Powerful, courageous, and deeply moving, The Outside Circle is drawn from the author’s twenty years of work and research on healing and reconciliation of Aboriginal men who are gang-affiliated or incarcerated.
You can also join the conversation at the TCPL Panel by Panel Book Club Facebook group.
True Crime Book Club
Join us for a twice-yearly book club focused on true crime.
Our next meeting will take place in July 2021!
In the meantime, feel free to join the conversation on our TCPL True Crime Book Club Facebook group.
Next Chapter Book Club
A fun, weekly, community-building book club for adults with developmental disabilities. Books are read aloud together, so all reading levels are welcome. Contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.