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"Off the Shelf" Adult Book Group

Our “Off the Shelf” book group meets at 7:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the library's meeting room. Books are available at the front desk one month before the meeting. When available we will try to provide large print and audio copies of the monthly book.

2014

 

Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach [Nonfiction]

Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.

A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility.

 
 

The Sinking of the Eastland: America’s Forgotten Tragedy by Jay Bonansinga [Nonfiction]

Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.

Chronicles the events of July 24, 1915, when the steamship Eastland capsized and sank in the port of Chicago, killing over eight hundred people.

 
 

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer

Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.


After the death of her beloved twin brother, Felix, and the breakup with her longtime lover, Nathan, Greta Wells embarks on a radical psychiatric treatment to alleviate her suffocating depression. But the treatment has unexpected effects, and Greta finds herself transported to the lives she might have had if she'd been born in different eras.

Holiday book exchange. Bring a used wrapped book to exchange and a snack to pass.