Rockport Public Library hosts the following book clubs. We would be happy to have you join us.
The next meeting of the Book Chat will be on October 18 at 2:00 p.m. The topic will be Orphan Train by Christina Kline.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY:Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train
is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in America's past--and it includes a special PS section for book clubs featuring insights, interviews, and more.
Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "
out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse...
As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren'
t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.
Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life--answers that will ultimately free them both.Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train
is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.
Greek Drama Discussion Group The next meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 19 ,at 4:00 p.m. This month's topic is The Trachiniae by Sophocles. MVLC Book Club Kit Info Current Issues Political Book Discussion Group The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 p.m. in the Trustees Room. The topic will be Where Does it Hurt? by Jonathan Bush.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Jonathan Bush of Athenahealth leads readers through the underbelly of American health care, which has missed the customer service revolution of the past two decades, while reflecting on his own journey from ambulance driver to CEO of one of the nation's fastest growing tech companies. He offers a vision and plan for disrupting the current system and pushes to restore the sanctity of the physician-patient experience. The key, he argues, is more innovation, less regulation, and a wider range of choices for customers.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 4:00 p.m. in the Brenner Friends Room. The topic will be Human Chain by Seamus Heaney.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Seamus Heaney's new collection elicits continuities and solidarities--between husband and wife, child and parent, then and now--inside an intently remembered present: the stepping stones of the day, the weight and heft of what is passed from hand to hand, lifted and lowered. Human Chain also broaches larger questions of transmission, of lifelines to the inherited past.
Monday Evening Book Group The next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 26, at 5:45 p.m. in the Trustees Room at the library. The topic group will be Love Does by Bob Goff. A new title will be selected for next month's meeting. History Book Club
The next meeting of this group will be on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be "show trials in history".Possible subjects include Socrates, Martin Luther, the Salem witches, Sacco & Vanzetti, Alfred Dreyfus, Julius & Ethel Rosenburg, Nicolae & Elena Ceausescu, Saddam Hussein, Galileo, Joan of Arc, Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, Stalin's NKVD show trials and the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials.
Please read any nonfiction book on the topic and come prepared for a lively discussion!