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.
MONDAYS 4pm: Young Adult Book Group The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer Cress: Book 3 of The Lunar Chronicles (4 book series) by Marissa Meyer with Amy Brooks "An interesting mash up of fairy tales and science fiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars." ―Entertainment Weekly "Prince Charming among the cyborgs." ―The Wall Street Journal Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
UP NEXT! Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige
Past Young Adult reads include: 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
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).
TUESDAYS 5pm: Ongoing Series Book Group Harry Potter Series (all ages) We will be reading the WHOLE series! Join Alanna and the rest of our fellow Potterheads, young and not so young, to discuss, make HP crafts, and share your favorite parts. Great for those new to the series and for those who have read them dozens of times! Check out Harry Potter crafts and activities here.
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child - In this unique book club, participants will read aloud Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the two-part play written by Jack Thorne. The play was inspired by the Harry Potter series and has found incredible success in theatres. Book club participants will choose roles and spend each session reading through the screenplay. No preparation or reading ahead required. Accents and costumes welcome.
WEDNESDAYS 7pm: Bestseller Book Group The Poetry of Rupi Kaur
Poetry of Rupi Kaur: Milk and Honey, Homebody, The Sun and Her Flowers “Rupi Kaur is the Writer of the Decade.” – The New Republic "#1 New York Times bestseller milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look." Milk and Honey, January 13 Homebody, January 27 The Sun and Her Flowers, February 10
Past Bestseller reads include: 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
THURSDAYS 5pm: 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 reads include: Akata Witchby Nnedi Okorafor Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi The Crossover by Kwame Alexander The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros More to the Story by Hena Khan
Check back for upcoming Family Book Group picks or contact us if you have a book in mind!
FRIDAYS 5pm: Kid Book Group Periodically, one of the OMO kids will choose a book they think others will enjoy. Past reads include: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Though we typically do not record Book Group, you can watch previous sessions and some special occasion ones here (like when Hena Khan joined us for the last More to the Story Book Group Discussion: