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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  for more information.

September 28 The Bomber Mafia by Malcom Gladwell

Previous titles: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

October 26 Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies of a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyou

November 23 Travels with George by Nathaniel Philbrick

December 21 Hellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides


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

Nov. 8: Finish discussion of The Quiet Americans

Dec. 13: The Battle of Stonington, by James Tertius de Kay (1990)

Jan. 10:  In the Hurricane's Eye, by Nathaniel Philbrick (2018) (the first half)

Feb. 14:  In the Hurricane's Eye, finish the book

Mar. 14:  Trail of Tears, by John Ehle (1988) (the 1st half)

April 11:  Trail of Tears, finish the book

May 9:   The Bomber Mafia, by Malcolm Gladwell (2021) 

Previous titles: The State of Jones, The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street, The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A RevolutionA 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 book club is currently at capacity. When an opening occurs, it will be posted here. For more information, please contact Sally Salancy:

June 14 & 28 We will continue discussing The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

August 9 & 23 We will begin discussing Charterhouse of Parma, by Stendahl

September 13 & 27  The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendahl

Previous titles: The Leopard, 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