Books & Tea

Books+Tea @ the Library is a club for adults who enjoy reading and discussing a variety of books. We meet at 6:30 pm on fourth Mondays (usually). At this time, we are meeting virtually via Zoom — please find meeting links below. Copies of this month’s book are available for checkout at the library.

Check out the club’s Facebook group, where you can interact with other readers and share content related to the books we’re reading.

Now Reading:

Book cover of The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, picturing a colorful sky, mountains, green trees, and a person on a horse

The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes (find a copy in the library)

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on. While she and the other women face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

December 21 @ 6 pm — virtual meeting

Please note the earlier start time of 6pm. We’ll also have our annual holiday party, trivia contest, and announcement of next year’s reading list!

Please join our Zoom discussion with this link: https://zoom.us/j/93271739957?pwd=SVFqaHN6N3J1OW03aWdjZzN0dytUdz09 (Meeting ID: 932 7173 9957, Passcode: Libros)
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2020 Reading List

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris
The Nocturnal Brain, by Guy Leschziner
The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Good Neighbor, by Maxwell King
Once upon a River, by Diane Setterfield
The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom
Nightwoods, by Charles Frazier
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, by David Treuer
The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes

January 27 – Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

February 24 – Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea

March 23 – Becoming, by Michelle Obama

April 27 – The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris

May 18 – The Nocturnal Brain, by Guy Leschziner

June 22 – The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

July 27 – The Good Neighbor, by Maxwell King

August 24 – Once upon a River, by Diane Setterfield

September 28 – The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom

October 26 – Nightwoods, by Charles Frazier (this will also be Books+Tea’s 10th anniversary!)

November 23 – The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, by David Treuer

December 21 – The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes (We’ll be meeting early at 6:00 p.m. this month)