Plainfield Public Library District

Adult Discussion Groups

A Novel Idea

A book discussion for adults featuring thought-provoking titles with the goal of stimulating a spirited discussion. Meetings will be on the second Thursday at 7:00 pm and third Wednesday at 2:00 pm of every month. The same title will be discussed at both meetings; come to the meeting which is most convenient for you. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up the featured book and come to either discussion to get the next month’s title. Anyone with a library card may join the group.

May’s title is
by Yaa Gyasi

Two half-sisters, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana and experience profoundly different lives and legacies throughout subsequent generations marked by wealth, slavery, war, coal mining, the Great Migration and the realities of 20th-century Harlem.

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Discussion Dates

Meets the second Thursday and third Wednesday (starting in June) of every month. Monthly selections subject to change.

2017 Dates

May 11: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
June 8 & 21: Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
July 13 & 19: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
August 10 & 16: Leave Me by Gayle Forman
September 14 & 20: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
October 12 & 18: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
November 9 & 15: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
December 14 & 20: Britt-Marie Was Here by Frederick Backman

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