WE LOVE READING! Book groups are a great way to engage with others and to make new friends while bonding over your favorite stories and through learning together.
Second MONDAYS 7pm: Family Fun Book Club Ms. Susan from the East Columbia Library will join us on the Second Monday of each month to talk about the assigned chapter book and do fun activities related to the story. This club is just right for children 5-9 and their adult(s). FINAL SESSION AUGUST 9
WEDNESDAYS 7pm: Bestseller Book Group
Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler with Ashanti Brown July 7 and July 21 7:00pm, In-person, Socially-distanced at The Juniper
Meet in the lobby of the Juniper building (6000 Merriweather Drive)
From Wikipedia and Goodreads: Wild Seed is a science fiction novel by American writer Octavia Butler. Although published in 1980 as the fourth book of the Patternist series, it is the earliest book in the chronology of the Patternist world. The other books in the series are, in order within the Patternist chronology: Mind of My Mind (1977), Clay's Ark (1984), Survivor (1978), and Patternmaster (1976).
Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex or design. He fears no one until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. She fears no one until she meets Doro. Together they weave a pattern of destiny (from Africa to the New World) unimaginable to mortals.
OMO Book Club may continue through all the Patternist novels.
Past Bestseller reads include: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (January-March 2021, more info on our Caste Study Group page) Poetry of Rupi Kaur: Milk and Honey, Homebody, The Sun and Her Flowers An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz There There by Tommy Orange The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo The Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Family Book Group UPDATE!: MOVED TO MONDAYS at 7pm NEW! We will now be doing once a month Family Book Club for younger readers with Ms. Susan of HCLS.
Our series of Family Book Group and Diverse Voices reads are chosen to highlight the writings and life experiences of people in cultures and communities that are often underrepresented.
Past Young Adult reads include: The Books of Angie Thomas: The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, Concrete Rose The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid The Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Fantasy Book Group Many thanks to Ms. Alanna for providing so many months of fun family fantasy reading and performing!
Past reads: Harry Potter series, including a live reading of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child