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Mystery Book Club

This group meets generally meets on the third Tuesday of the month, at 6:30 pm in the library. Informal discussions are led by Ethel Himmel. Anyone who has read the book is welcome.

    Book List

    • January 15: Deadly Virtues by Jo Bannister
    • February 19: The Switch by Joseph Finder
    • March 19: The French Girl by Lexie Elliott
    • April 16: She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
    • May 21: A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
    • June 18: Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
    • July 16: The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
    • August 20: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
    • September 17: Blue Monday by Niki French
    • October 15: Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
    • November 19: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

    American Lives Discussion

    This group typically meets on the Second Tuesday of the month. The American Lives group will be a little different than a typical book group. It will focus on the person rather than the book. Choose to read one or more biographies about our subject, each book on the list presents an different view. This will prompt lively discussions facilitated by Bill Wilson.

      Recommended Reading List

      Participants are invited to read additional biographies as well.


      •  January 8: George Washington
        • His Excellency by Joseph Ellis
        • Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
        • Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner
      • February 12: John Adams
        • John Adams by David McCullough
        • Passionate Sage by Joseph Ellis
        • Adams: A Life by John Ferling
      • March 12: Thomas Jefferson
        • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
        • American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph Ellis
        • Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty by John B. Boles
      • April 9: American Founders – Supporting Actors!
        • Abigail Adams: A Life by Woody Holton
        • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
        • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
        • Common Sense by Thomas Paine
        • The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed
        • The Indian World of George Washington by Colin G. Calloway
      • May 14: James Madison
        • James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney
        • The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman
        • James Madison by Richard Brookhiser
      • June 11: James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
        • The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness by Harlow Giles Unger
        • James Monroe by Gary Hart
        • John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger
        • John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life by Paul C. Nagel
      • July 9: Andrew Jackson
        • American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
        • The Life of Andrew Jackson by Robert Remini
        • Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands
      • August 13: Nation Building – Supporting Actors!
        • Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose
        • Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union by Robert Remini
        • John C. Calhoun: A Biography by Irving Bartlett
        • A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation by Catherine Allgor
        • Davey Crockett: The Lion of the West by Michael Wallis

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