Book Discussion Groups

Book Discussion Group – The Classics

The new Classics Book Discussion Group meets monthly on the 3rd Monday at 10:30 a.m.

If you are looking to take part in a low-commitment Book Club next year, our “Classics” group invites you to join in the conversation whenever you’d like – for all the books, when a title speaks to you, or if a book is being discussed that you’ve already read! No need to register! This book discussion will focus on 19th- and 20th-century literature as well as modern classics: books that stand the test of time, express truth and beauty, and have universal appeal and make connections.

 Book Discussion Group – Lit Lovers

Our Lit Lovers Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30p.m., except in December.  All members read each title, and a volunteer moderator leads the meeting. Members are encouraged to call the library at 717-653-1510 and register for the book clubs. The library  reserves 5 copies of the monthly choice for those who do not have a personal copy or do not wish to buy the book. Book marks with future titles can be found at the front desk.

Lit Lovers is somewhat eclectic in its selections, but primarily focuses on fiction. The group also reads memoirs, short stories, biography, autobiography, mystery, sci-fi, and non-fiction. Members cast votes to determine selections 4-6 months in advance.  Known for  vigorous discussions, the  Lit Lovers  group tries to respect various opinions and to  keep sporadic social activities, gossip, and romance novels outside the allotted discussion time.  Lit Lovers prefer modern fiction with good writing, well-drawn characters, and interesting stories. Subjects are often contemporary issues, family conflict, and the triumph of the human spirit.  Humor is also appreciated. Members read for their own education and entertainment. Often, the group reads international authors, books with international settings, or books with multi-cultural themes.

Some favorite authors include Ann Patchett, Isabelle Allende, Paul  Eggers, Chris Bohjalian, Kahled Haseini, Geraldine Brooks, Barbara Kingsolver, Sue Monk Kidd, Lisa See, T. C.Boyle, Jeanette Walls, Louise Erdrich, and Fanny Flag in addition to debut authors.  However, classics such as My Antonia, The Great Gatsby, Emma, Huckleberry Finn, and To Kill A Mockingbird are previous selections.