Discussion Groups

A Novel Idea Virtual Book Discussion

August 19 at 2:00 pm

 **Please note: August’s meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom on August 19 at 2:00 pm. Copies of the book can be downloaded through hoopla with your Plainfield Public Library card. If you are a book club member with a library card from a neighboring library that isn’t a partner with hoopla, please contact cshelby@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org. Limited physical copies will be available for pickup at the Reference desk. Please register here to receive an email with login details.

August’s title is: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening… Anna Fox lives alone — a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies… and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble — and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem.



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Pinnacle Library Cooperative Online Book Club

July 23 – October 2

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamaraDownload the featured book, join the discussion with a professional facilitator and engage with members just like you from the convenience and comfort of your own home. Our next discussion will be I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. Visit https://www.pbc.guru/pinnaclelibraries to sign up today!

Need help downloading the book? Visit the Online Book Club Guide for instructions.

An account of the unsolved Golden State Killer case, written by the late author of the TrueCrimeDiary.com website and featuring an afterword by her husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, traces the rapes and murders of dozens of victims and the author’s determined efforts to help identify the killer and bring him to justice. 


hoopla Book Club Hub

Summer Spotlight!

The Bear by Andrew KrivakWhether you are part of a book club or are reading along independently, the hoopla Book Club Hub can help you to make the most out of your book club experience. Each quarter, a new Spotlight Selection title is released, along with a discussion guide,  exclusive author author interviews and more.

The Bear by Andrew Krivak is the Summer Spotlight Selection title. To get more information, visit http://theclub.hoopladigital.com.

Living close to the land in an Eden-like post-civilization world, a girl learns the secrets of hunting and star navigation before finding herself in an unknown landscape, where a bear imparts powerful natural-world lessons. 


hoopla Graphic Novel Spotlight Selection


Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse AndersonCheck out the hoopla Graphic Novel Spotlight Selection – perfect for teens and adults and just in time for Summer Reading!

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson is the latest Spotlight Selection title. For more information and to download this title, visit http://theclub.hoopladigital.com

Princess Diana of Themyscira believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings-namely, acceptance into the warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea. Cut off from everything she’s ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land. Now Diana must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time-a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she’s ever experienced. With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, she must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference.