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:

Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren (find a copy in the library)

This is a nature lover’s story about digging in dirt and discovering new things about old growth. It’s a scientist’s story about running experiments, wondering, asking for funds, and fending off doubt. It’s a Midwesterner’s story of moving to new places and noticing the differences. It’s a girl’s story about becoming what she wants to be. And it’s a woman’s story about fighting stereotypes, sacrificing, feeling vulnerable, trusting in friendship, getting sick, getting help, finding love, and writing it all down.

This discussion is part of Chillicothe Public Library’s 2021 NEA Big Read! Check out all the exciting events here. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

March 22 @ 6:30 pm — virtual meeting information

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2021 Reading List

News of the World, by Paulette Jiles
Blue Horses: Poems, by Mary Oliver
Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, by Christopher Scotton
The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich
The Witch of Painted Sorrows, by M.J. Rose
Grand Union: Stories, by Zadie Smith
This Is Happiness, by Niall Williams

January 25 – News of the World, by Paulette Jiles

February 22 – Blue Horses: Poems, by Mary Oliver

March 22 – Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren (this is the focus book for Chillicothe Public Library’s 2021 NEA Big Read. You can pick up a free copy at the library!)

April 26 – The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

May 24 – Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell (the audiobook is highly recommended)

June 28 – The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett

July 26 – The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, by Christopher Scotton

August 23 – The Library Book, by Susan Orlean

September 27 – The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich

October 25 – The Witch of Painted Sorrows, by M.J. Rose

November 22 – Grand Union: Stories, by Zadie Smith

December 20 – This Is Happiness, by Niall Williams (We’ll be meeting early at 6:00 p.m. this month)