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Book Discussion Group

The Book Discussion Group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

New members are welcome – just stop by the Adult Reference Desk for more information.

June 20 @ 6:30 PM–Marbles by Ellen Forney–Shortly before her thirteenth birthday author Ellen Forney was diagnosed as bipolar.  She struggled for years to overcome this disorder and maintain her creativity.  Forney learns of many other artists who struggle with the same mood disorder and interweaves those stories into her book.  What does Ellen find out about the mystery of attempting to “cure” such brilliant minds?

July 18 @ 6:30 PM–Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher– A heartbreaking story of teenage suicide.  Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a package on his porch, inside are several tapes recorded by Hannah, a classmate who committed suicide weeks earlier.  What do these tapes contain and why did Clay receive them?  What does he learn from them?

Aug 15 @ 6:30 PM–Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury– In a futuristic and oppressive society where books are not only banned but burned, fireman Guy Montag begins to question his duty after meeting an eccentric neighbor.  Montag begins to hoard and read these forbidden books.  When Montag is betrayed he faces a dilemma, should he turn over these books to be burned or risk his career and keep them?

 

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