Book Discussion Groups

 

Genoa Library

Morning Discussion

July 21st, 2022  At 9:30am
Thackrey room

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Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she’s got it good. So why is she up all night?

While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she’s also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisy’s driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy’s making dinner, Diana’s making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana’s glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy’s simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?

From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild landscape of the Outer Cape, written with Jennifer Weiner’s signature wit and sharp observations, That Summer is a story about surviving our pasts, confronting our futures, and the sustaining bonds of friendship.

Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
or
on the Libby app as an Ebook 
Questions? Call Ariel at (419) 855-3380 ext 201.

Genoa Library

 

Evening Discussion

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September 20, 2022  At 6:30pm
thackrey room

 

 

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Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
or 
on the Libby app as an Ebook
Questions? Call Meg at (419) 855-3380 ext 203.
 

Genoa Library

True Crime Tuesdays Discussion Group 

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June 28th, 2022  At 6:30pm
Thackrey Room
Ages 18+

Our June meeting will be discussing the death of Kathleen Peterson and the documentary "The Staircase." 

 

DVD Copies and books about the case are available at the Genoa Library. Don't have time to watch the full docuseries?  Other resources can be found by clicking the green button above.​

Copies of the book will be available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
or 
on the Libby app as an Ebook
Questions? Call Meg or Tricia at (419) 855-3380 ext 203.
 
Elmore Library

Morning Discussion

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June 23rd, 2022 - 10am
damschroder meeting room

Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest—and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives.

For a young widow, it’s a chance to pay off her husband’s debts and keep a roof over her children’s heads. For a kitchen maid, it’s a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For a lady of the manor, it’s a chance to escape her wealthy husband’s increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it’s a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession.

These four women are giving the competition their all—even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together only serve to break it apart?

Copies of the book are available at the
Elmore Library Circ Desk
or
on the Libby app as an Ebook
Questions? Call Jen (419) 862-2482 ext. 101

Read Between the Wines Book Group

 
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July 11th, 2022 - 6:30pm
Join us at the Destazio's Bistro (332 Rice St.  Elmore) 

Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom - the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she's determined to let everyone know it - somehow.

Copies of the book are available at the
Elmore Library Circ Desk

or
 on the Libby app as an Ebook
Questions? Call Bekkir (419) 855-3380 ext. 203 

small town PRIDE!
Traveling Book Group

 
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June 27th 2022 - 6:30pm
Genoa Branch Library - Genoa, OH

Baldwin's haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained treatment of sexuality, and a classic of gay literature. In a 1950s Paris swarming with expatriates and characterized by dangerous liaisons and hidden violence, an American finds himself unable to repress his impulses, despite his determination to live the conventional life he envisions for himself. After meeting and proposing to a young woman, he falls into a lengthy affair with an Italian bartender and is confounded and tortured by his sexual identity as he oscillates between the two.

Examining the mystery of love and passion in an intensely imagined narrative, Baldwin creates a moving and complex story of death and desire that is revelatory in its insight.

You don't need to drive to Toledo to find others in the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we come together from small towns to form a book club with big Pride!

 

We will travel to local small towns to enjoy and discuss books written by and/or about LGBTQ+ people. 

Allies are welcome!

Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
or
on the Libby app as an Ebook
Questions? Call Bek (419) 855-3380 ext. 203