Book & Movie Discussion Groups at the Eldredge Public Library


The Friends of Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group

This group meets once a month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM via Zoom. Everyone is welcome!

2021-2022

September 28, 2021 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson  **Will meet at Chase Park

October 26, 2021 - On Democracy by E.B. White

November 30, 2021 - In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien 

December 14, 2021 -  Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

January 25, 2022 - Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 

February 22, 2022 - Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell

March 29, 2022 -The Last Thing He Told Me  by Laura Dave

April 26, 2022 - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

May 24, 2022 - The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans by Catherine Grace Katz

If you have any questions or to join the group, please call Linda Nixon at 508-945-2094.    


EPL Book-to-Film Discussion Group

Some of the most enduring films have been inspired by great literature. And some books seemed to be nothing special until brought into sharper focus by a great filmmaker. The Eldredge Public Library would like to invite you to join our a book-to-film discussion group.   We meet on  the Library lawn as weather allows or virtually  at 3:00 pm, having read the pre-selected book for the month.  Until we are back in the library, we will each watch the movie on our own and then  come together to discuss the merits of each. Facilitated by a Library staff member, the group chooses the titles. We are have an interesting exchange of ideas, thoughts, and impressions. Most of all, we enjoy an afternoon of fun in a relaxed setting with congenial people!

Please contact Tammy DePasquale (tdepasquale@clamsnet.org) to register.

The 2021-2022 book list

July 10 @ 4:00 pm -  New York Times Magazine titled "There's a True Story Behind 'The Mule': The Sinaloa's 90-Year-Old Drug Mule and watching Clint Eastwood's film The Mule.

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - The Children Act by Ian McEwan

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - Jaws by Peter Benchley

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - French Exit by Patrick deWitt

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - Caging Skies by Christine Leunens

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

February 5 @ 4:00 pm -  Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter

July 9 @ 2pm - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton

 


 EPL Challenged/Banned Book Discussion Group

Are you curious, confused, or concerned about the recent increase in book challenges featured in the news? This is an opportunity to weigh in on what's happening across the country in both school and public libraries, followed by a discussion of a monthly featured title. We will meet in person for this discussion. All perspectives are welcome; there is no right or single solution, however respect for all viewpoints and respect for each registrant is paramount to a successful dialogue. Contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information or to register. This program is intended for an adult audience, however teens with parent/caregiver permission may join. Registration is required.

Please contact Tammy DePasquale (tdepasquale@clamsnet.org) to register.

April 28 @ 5:30-6:30 - Maus : A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman

May 26 @ 5:30-6:30 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian  by Sherman Alexie

July 28 @ 5:30-6:30

 

 

 


Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our newest book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet thlorna cookbook clube first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

 

For the foreseeable future we will be meeting  on the library lawn to talk about the selected cookbook and taste recipes.  Please contact Lorna Dzialo (ldzialo@clamsnet.org) to register.

2021-2022

August 24, 2021 - * Start time 6:00 pm* Pot Luck Picnic!  Bring your chairs and enjoy a dinner on the library lawn.  Individual servings required.  Please call or email Lorna to register and receive detailed information regarding the logistics of this outdoor program.

October 5, 2021 - 3:00 pm.  The cookbook selection for this month is Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten.  Bring your chairs and enjoy a conversation about the cookbook on the library lawn.  Please call or email Lorna to register and receive detailed information regarding the logistics of this outdoor program.

November 2, 2021 - 3:00 pm.  The cookbook selection for this month is Half Baked Harvest Super Simple by Tieghan Gerard.  Bring your chairs and enjoy a conversation about the cookbook on the library lawn.  Please call or email Lorna to register and receive detailed information regarding the logistics of this outdoor program.

December 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - This month we will host a cookie swap at the Chatham Community Center Conference Room.  You can choose any cookie from a cookbook that is available in the CLAMS system.  Please call or email Lorna to register and receive cookie swap details.

May 3, 2022 @ 5:45 - 7:30 - The cookbook selection for this month is Cook's Illustrated Cookbook by American Test Kitchen.  Bring your chairs and enjoy a conversation about the cookbook and a enjoy dinner on the library lawn.  Please call or email Lorna to register and receive detailed information regarding the logistics of this outdoor program.

June 7 @ 5:45 - 7:30 - The cookbook selection for this month is The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook by Chris Fischer.  Bring your chairs and enjoy a conversation about the cookbook and a enjoy dinner on the library lawn.  Please call or email Lorna to register and receive detailed information regarding the logistics of this outdoor program.

 


 Chatham Great Books Discussion Groupgreat books

This discussion group is for people who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy, politics, science, theology, and other disciplines.

Great Books discussion groups use an approach to discussion called Shared Inquiry, which follows a few simple guidelines designed to make a discussion more rewarding by keeping the group’s attention focused firmly on the text and its interpretation.great books feb 2017

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 3:30-5:00 pm throughout the year except July.

 

 

For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com   


Would you like the library to help acquire books for your members?  Please download our Bookclub Guidelines.  We are happy to help! Is your bookclub looking for suggestions? Click here for a list of books previously chosen by various bookclubs in Chatham.