East Side Book Discussion: The Radium Girls

Jan 28
Monday 2:00 pm

We will be discussing The Radium Girls by Kate Moore: As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” were considered the luckiest alive—until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights. - Publisher Description

Treats provided. Copies of the book may be picked up at the circulation desk.

Radium Girls

Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion

Feb 4
Monday 1:00 pm

We will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann:  From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. - Publisher description. 

Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last.

Great Americana Book Club

Feb 5
Tuesday 5:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of bestselling books from a variety of genres. This month's book is Heartland by Sarah Smarsh. Copies are available at the Central Library Circulation Desk while supplies last as well as in eBook and eAudiobook at https://www.dmpl.org/libby

The book club meets at Americana, located on 1312 Locust Street.

South Side Book Discussion

Feb 7
Thursday 1:00 pm
Join us to discuss the book The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian. Copies are available at the previous book discussion and the Information Desk thereafter (while supplies last).

Franklin Evening Book Discussion: Little Fires Everywhere

Feb 12
Tuesday 6:30 pm

We will discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celest Ng:  From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting story that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. - Publisher description.

Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last.

Little Fires Everywhere

East Side Book Discussion: The Dry

Feb 18
Monday 2:00 pm

We will be discussing The Dry by Jane Harper:  A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.

Treats provided. Copies of the book may be picked up at the circulation desk.

The Dry

Forest Avenue Library Book Discussion: Britt-Marie Was Here

Feb 18
Monday 7:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of Britt-Marie Was Here by Frederik Backman: 

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She begins her day at 6 a.m., because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be.

But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination,bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes.

Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book.

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

North Side Book Discussion

Feb 19
Tuesday 2:00 pm

We will be discussing Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Copies of the book may be picked up at the library.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion: Small Great Things

Mar 4
Monday 1:00 pm

We will discuss Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult: With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult. - Publisher description.

Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last.

Small Great Things

Great Americana Book Club

Mar 5
Tuesday 5:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of bestselling books from a variety of genres. This month's book is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Copies are available at the Central Library Circulation Desk while supplies last as well as in eBook and eAudiobook at https://www.dmpl.org/libby

The book club meets at Americana, located on 1312 Locust Street.

East Side Book Discussion

Mar 18
Monday 2:00 pm

We will be discussing The Care & Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear:

In this poignant novel of love and friendship tested by separation and war, Kezia struggles to keep her ordered life from unraveling after her husband enlists to fight for his country, while Thea, her best friend, sister-in-law and suffragette, is drawn reluctantly to the battlefield.

 Treats provided. Copies of the book may be picked up at the circulation desk.

The Care and Management of Lies