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Mindfulness Book Group

10% Happier by Dan Harris
Please join us for a Mindfulness Book Group, which will meet monthly starting this month. After a book discussion, a short meditation will follow. Together, we will find the best way to incorporate meditation into, and perhaps beyond, the book group.

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Main Library Book Club: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Join us for a discussion of Vinegar Girl, the inspired, witty and irresistibly contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, The Taming of the Shrew by Pulitzer Prize winning American master Anne Tyler.

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Sci-Fi Book Group: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Emiko is a genetically engineered concubine, designed expressly to serve her master. Anderson Lake works for a Western agricultural corporation, and is undercover in Thailand to lay claim to the seeds of a fruit that is resistant to the plagues ravaging the planet. When Emiko feeds Lake information about the Thai seed bank, she unwittingly triggers a civil war.

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Art Lover’s Book Club: How to Be Both by Ali Smith

A contemporary and historical novel  which recounts the efforts of a teenager to deal with her mother’s death, the story of Italian Renaissance artist Francescho del Cossa who lived a duel identity as both a man and a woman, and the art that ties the two together. The two stories in the book can be read in either order.

McAuliffe Book Club: American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

Ex-convict Shadow finds out the ancient Gods are alive and well and woven into the American landscape in this award winning novel. The story takes the reader on a road trip as it unravels the mystery of Shadow’s story and explores questions of belief and devotion, as the Gods themselves struggle for survival in America’s ever changing cultural mindset. Led by Lena Kilburn.