BookClubRAW2.jpgThe West Liberty Public Library hosts two book clubs in the library. In order to join our email list, email us at wllibrary@wlpl.org to get the information needed before each club meets.

Our book clubs are very easygoing and great for anyone who wants to read diversely, talk about books, or just get together with a fun group of people. 

Notes:

  • If you want to read the current months books but don't want to attend the meetings, that is perfectly fine! 
  • Reading the entire book is not necessary; if you don't finish but still want to attend the meeting, feel free to come! (Just be open to the fact that we will have a full discussion which may include spoilers)
  • Join at any time! Whether you only want to attend one meeting to see what it's like, join only one of the clubs, or attend at random, you're more than welcome to! 

~August~

The Page Turners

This club typically meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm.

The meeting is on August 11 at 6 p.m. in the library.
Every month The Page Turners meet to discuss the latest and greatest works of fiction and non-fiction. Books are available for check out from the library.

This month we will be reading Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner. According to goodreads.com, Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse time--threatening Emma's promotion and Jo's new movie.

As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a "source" is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is "no comment".

With the launch of Jo's film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all...but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames?

Short Stories For Busy People

This club typically meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 11am.

The meeting is on August 22 at 11 a.m. in the library.
Every month Short Stories For Busy People meets to discuss a section of a book of essays or short stories. Books are available for check out from the library.

This month we will be reading A People's Future of the United States edited by Victor LaValle. The reading section is titled 'The Bookstore at the End of America'. According to goodreads.com, for many Americans, imagining a bright future has always been an act of resistance. A People's Future of the United States presents twenty never-before-published stories by a diverse group of writers, featuring voices both new and well-established. These stories imagine their characters fighting everything from government surveillance, to corporate cities, to climate change disasters, to nuclear wars. But fear not: A People's Future also invites readers into visionary futures in which the country is shaped by justice, equity, and joy.

Edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams, this collection features a glittering landscape of moving, visionary stories written from the perspective of people of color, indigenous writers, women, queer & trans people, Muslims, and other people whose lives are often at risk.

 

Upcoming Books

August

(Aug. 11) Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

(Aug. 22) A People's Future of the United States by Charlie Jane Anders / Reading section: The Bookstore at the End of America

September

(Sept. 8) Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid

(Sept. 26) Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby / Reading section: Into the Gross

October

(Oct. 13) When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

(Oct. 24) Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman / Reading section: The Mat Maker - The Study in Emerald

November

(Nov. 10) Hunger by Roxane Gay

(Nov. 28) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer / Reading section: Planting Sweetgrass

December

(Dec. 8) A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

(Dec. 19) The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw / Reading section: Eula