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Books Sandwiched In (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

A book club between the Mystic & Noank Library and the Mystic YMCA. This book club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 PM. Email cbradley@mysticnoanklibrary.org or call the Ocean Community YMCA at (860) 536-3575 for more information.

Feb 24 The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

Mar 30 Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Apr 27 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah


History Book Discussion Group (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

The History Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 on Zoom. All readers are welcome to join.  The Library works to provide copies of the books being discussed. Copies of the current selection are available at the front desk.  You must email Dana Semeraro to get the Zoom link dssemeraro@gmail.com.

Apr 12 Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrick 2013

May 10 The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, by Simon Winchester 2001

June 14 The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, by Simon Winchester 2001

Previously read titles include:

A Woman of No Importance, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, Empire: How Spain Became a World Power, The Invention of Nature, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain, by Maria Rosa Menocal, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, by Edward E. Baptist, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, by George Packer 


CLAMs (Classic Literature At Mystic) (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

Classic Literature At Mystic (CLAMS) is a group of readers who want to engage in conversation about literature of various genres considered to be "classics." Meetings take place on Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00pm.  Titles are chosen by majority vote. This group is open to the public. For more information, please contact Sally Salancy: salancy@gmail.com, or inquire at the circulation desk.

8 Mar & 22 Mar  We will continue discussing To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Wolff

12 Apr & 26 Apr We will begin discussing The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Previous selections:

To the Lighthouse, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Walden & Civil Disobedience, Swann's Way, Don Quixote, War and Peace,100 Years of Solitude, Middlemarch, Aura, King Henry V, Can You Forgive Her, Great Expectations, Hamlet, Song of Soloman, As I Lay Dying, Magic Mountain, Twelfth Night, Chekhov Short Stories I, Tom Jones, Candide, The Brothers Karamazov, Chekhov Short Stories II, Beloved


Afternoon Book Group

Not Currently Meeting

The Afternoon Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 in the Ames Meeting Room. All readers are welcome to join. The Library works to provide copies of the books being discussed. Copies of the current selection are available at the front desk.  The book group does not meet in July and August.

Previously read titles include:

     The Department of Sensitive Crimes, by Alexander McCall Smith  

     Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel, by Mark Sullivan

     I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

     Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover

     The Cain Mutiny, by Herman Wouk

     Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

     Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies In a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou