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 Programs for Readers

You Must Read This!
Saturday March 21, 10:00am
Main Library, Trustees Room

Looking for a good book? Join other readers in this informal book chat. Participants have the opportunity to share with the group a book or two they have enjoyed. Everyone leaves with a list of recommended titles. To see what was reviewed at previous meetings, please click here. Refreshments.  

Main Library Book Club: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Tuesday, April 7, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is in shock. Pagford is an outwardly idyllic English village, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Barry’s death has left a vacancy on the town’s council, which escalates into a war between the haves and have-nots. "A vivid read with great, memorable characters and a truly emotional payoff....Rowling captures the humanity in everyone."—People Magazine. Liz Fideler will lead the discussion. Refreshments.

McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: The Submission by Amy Waldman
Thursday April 16, 10:00am
McAuliffe Branch

How difficult could it be to decide on a 9/11 memorial? In this novel, a jury gathers in New York in 2003 and a tense debate starts as the judges try to determine which anonymously submitted design will become the 9/11 memorial. A discussion between two of the judges ensues: Clara, the widow of a husband who died in the towers backs The Garden and artist Ariana who backs a design known as The Void. Enter the winning architect Mohammad Khan whose entry is leaked to the press and a tumultuous response ensues.  

Her Majesty The Red Queen Requests the Honor of Your Presence
Thursday April 23rd, 6:30pm
McAuliffe Branch Library

You are cordially invited to pay homage to the latest awesome Young Adult read, The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard. Join us for a book talk, Red Queen Crown making, and treats! Win our trivia contest and you will receive your very own copy of the book no one can stop talking about! McAuliffe Branch Library, Thursday April 23rd, 6:30pm. Please call the McAuliffe Branch to register. (508-532-5636)

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 Ideas for Readers

Book Group Choices
If you're a member of a book group or simply enjoy literary fiction, you might discover some intriguing titles in our new booklist, Book Group Choices: Recent Titles for People Who Enjoy Literary Reads.

New and Forthcoming Books 
To reserve a book in the Minuteman Library Network catalog, click on the title.

July 2015
Box, C.J.  Badlands.
Coulter, Catherine. Nemesis
Garwood, Julie. Wired.
Jance, J. A. Stand down: a Beaumont and Walker novel
Johnasen, Iris. Naked Eye
Keyes, Marian. The Woman Who Stole My Life
Lindsay, Jeff. Dexter is dead
Lowell, Elizabeth. Perfect touch
McCall Smith, Alexander. Novel habits of happiness: an Isabel Dalhousie novel
Silva, Daniel. English spy
Woods, Stuart. Naked greed
 
June 2015
Delinsky, Barbara. Blueprints: a novel
Deveraux, Jude. Ever After
Finder, Joseph. Fixer
Frank, Dorothea Benton. All the single ladies
Green, Jane. Summer secrets
Hilderbrand, Elin. Rumor: a novel
Meltzer, Brad. President's Shadow
Reich, Christopher. Invasion of Privacy
Slaughter, Karin. Pretty girls
Steel, Danielle. Country: a novel
 
May 2015
Atkins, Ace. Robert B. Parker's Kickback
Atkinson, Kate. God in ruins
Brown, Dale. Iron wolf
Brown, Rita Mae. Tail Gait : A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Child, Lincoln. Forgotten room
Crais, Robert. Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
Cussler, Clive. Piranha
Deaver, Jeffery. Solitude Creek
DeMille, Nelson. Quiet End
De Rosnay, Tatiana. A Paris Affair
Kellerman, Jonathan. Murderer's daughter: a novel
Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J. Hurray for High Gas Prices
McCullough, David. Wright brothers
Patterson, James. 14th Deadly Sin
Sandford, John. Gathering Prey
Smiley, Jane. Early warning
Thayer, Nancy. Guest cottage
 
April 2015
Baldacci, David. Memory Man
Berg, Elizabeth. Dream lover: a novel
Iles, Greg. Bone Tree
Johansen, Iris. Your Next Breath
Leon, Donna. Falling in love
Macomber, Debbie. Last One Home
Morrison, Toni. God help the child
Nesbo, Jo. Blood on snow
Quick, Amanda. Garden of lies
Scottoline, Lisa. Every fifteen minutes
Woods, Stuart. Hot pursuit
 
March 2015
Berry, Steve. The Patriot Threat
Box, C. J. Endangered
Coben, Harlan. Stranger
Cook, Robin. Host
Cussler, Clive. Assassin
Evanovich, Janet. Wicked charms 
Fielding, Joy. Someone Is watching
Jance, Judith A. Cold betrayal
Larson, Erik. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Lehane, Dennis. World gone by
Patterson, James. NYPD Red 3
Steel, Danielle. Prodigal son
Winspear, Jacqueline. Dangerous Place : a Maisie Dobbs novel
 

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Looking for more ideas?
Check out the library's fiction & leisure reading lists to find more books on your favorite themes. Spies or romance, thrillers or friendship - our booklists cover a range of themes and tastes. 

Visit the Novelist database, where you can find lists of books with your favorite plots, themes, or settings.

To find out what's hot this month, take a look at the Minuteman Top Requests List to see what's hot. 

The Staff Recommends page spotlights books library staff have enjoyed.

Looking for information you can use? Check the library's resource lists on subjects from home repair to small businesses.

Find a magazine to inform, entertain, or intrigue you. Take a look at our periodicals list.

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 We Recommend

Book Talk: We Recommend
Recommended by Janet Drake, Borrower Services

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Why, when we tidy our homes, do we have so little time to enjoy our new clarity before the clutter comes bounding back? Marie Kondo knows what's going on. This world renowned tidiness guru tells why our usual ways of decluttering don't last and why her repeatedly proven way does. Based on her belief that clearing is for the person we are becoming, not for the person we used to be, the author guides us in refining our possessions to revitalize us in our relationship with our belongings. She shows that putting your home in order with the things that touch your heart is the magic that transforms a cluttered home into a space of serenity and inspiration.
Also available as an E-Book.

The Transition Companion by Rob Hopkins
If you have an interest in helping any community you’re a part of, this is the gem you’ll feel glad you found. Without sugar coating the grave problem of living beyond our earth’s resources, every chapter offers examples of positive change and problem solving in moving away from fossil fuel dependency. With a positive viewpoint born from experience, The Transition Companion offers you help, hope, and problem solving tips to know the ways you can make a difference.


See what else library staff recommend.

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 Book Group Kits

Book Group Kits To Go Book Groups to Go!


We now have book group kits with everything (except refreshments) you need for your next meeting. These kits contain 8–10 copies of a popular book group title, reviews, author information and a guide for discussion. We will continue to add to this collection and welcome your suggestions. Do you belong to a book group or have you thought about starting or joining one? You can check out the kit for four weeks, distribute the copies to members and return the kit for your next month’s choice!

The following titles are available:
- The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
- Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
- The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
- The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
- The Three Wisemans by Cathleen Schine
- Room by Emma Donoghue

Click here to reserve a book group kit or call the Information Desk at 508-532-5570 x4351.

For other ideas for your next book group pick, see the Book Group Choices list.

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 Services to the Homebound

Services to the Homebound
The library's in-home program makes books, books on tape, large-print books, and CDs available to any Framingham resident with a valid library card needing home delivery.  Please call the Community Services Librarian at 508-532-6347, for more information.

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