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1st Thursday Book Club

Join us in a lively discussion of recent literary fiction. We meet the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  at the Cape May Court House Library.  Below is the current reading list. If you would like to be part of any or all of these discussions, you are welcome to join us. No need to sign up - just show up!

2016 Book List

Month 

Book 

Jan 7th  Greyhound by Steffan Piper
Feb 4th   The Buried Giant by Kuzuo Ishigaro
March 3rd   Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron
April 7th  Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
May 5th  Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
June 2nd  Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin | The Snow Day by Ezra Jack Keats
July 7th  Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin
Aug 4th  Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Sept 1st  Red Sky in Morning by Paul Lynch
Oct 6th  The Isolation Door by Anish Mujumdar
Nov 3rd  Station 11 by Emily St.John Mandal
Dec 1st The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf

 

*** Yes two books for June these are short reads and both great. ***

 

 

2017 Book List

Month 

Book 

Jan  The Measure of Darkness by Liam Durcan
Feb To Rise at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
Mar  One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Apr The Petting Zoo by Jim Carroll
May Sweetland by Michael Crummey
Jun Wonder by PJ Palacio
Jul The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Aug Tracks by Robyn Davidson
Sep Moo by Jane Smiley
Oct The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Nov The Story Hour by Thirsty Umigar
Dec Housekeeping by Marilynn Robinson

 

LGBTQIA Book Club

The LGBTQIA Book Club will be discussing a variety of Young Adult and Adult books during this new book club which will begin at 6:00 p.m. monthly on the last Tuesdays of each month.
Books chosen for monthly discussions hope to represent a variety of YA and adult materials. Librarian Alice Mitchell will be leading the discussion. No registration is necessary.

2016 Book List

October 25th  Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield

Month 

Book 

August 27th  Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
September 27th   The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
November 29th  Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
December 27th  Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

 

 

The Great Books Reading and Discussion Group

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The Great Books Reading and Discussion group will begin again this September. Great Books has been meeting at the Cape May Court House Library for over 20 years. The discussion sessions are held every other Thursday from 10am to 12 noon from September through April at the Cape May Court House Library.
During the 2016-2017 year, we will be exploring Counterparts, a collection of contradicting short stories. Through the readings we explore themes central to the human condition, such as art, war, love, and death. Kat Givens will be leading the discussions. She may be reached at 463-6350.

No registration necessary! Come with your thoughts and share!

 

Theme Date Reading 
 Art 09/22/2016  "In Which the Story Pauses a Little" by George Eliot
10/06/2016 "The Decay of Lying" by Oscar Wilde
Equality 10/20/2016 "Equality, Value, and Merit" by Friedrich A. Hayek
11/03/2016 "Liberalism" by Ronald Dworkin
War 11/17/2016 "Ode 3.2" by Horace
12/01/2016 "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen
Gender 12/15/2016 "Lilies" by John Ruskin
01/05/2017 "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Freidan
Science 01/19/2017 "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
02/02/2017 "Vivisection" by Claude Bernard
Love  02/16/2017 "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen 
03/02/2017  "The Pangs of Love" by Jane Gardam 
Death  03/16/2017   "The Immoderation of Ifat" by Sara Suleri
03/30/2017 "Now we are Five" by David Sedaris
Literature 04/13/2017 "To the Memory of My Beloved, the Author Mr. William Shakespeare" by  Ben Jonson
04/27/2017 "What is an Author" by Michel Foucault
 
 

Great Classic Fiction Book Club

The Great Classic Fiction Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday of the month* at 4:00 PM at the Cape May Court House Library. Sallie Mellem will be leading the discussion, she holds a Master's Degree in Literature and has taught secondary English for 27 years as well as other adult seminars. The class determines what book is next read and then discussed. If you are interested in joining this book club, please call Sallie Mellem at 609-884-8625 for more information and the title of the next book to be read.

*There will be no Great Classic Fiction Book Club meeting during July or August.
 

Online Book Clubs

Join any of our free Online Book Clubs and start reading new and exciting books in your email. Each day we'll send you a 5-minute portion of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. If you'd like to finish a book, stop by the library and pick up a copy. Every week we feature new books. Sign up with your e-mail address today and start reading tomorrow. The following clubs are available: Audio Books - Business Books - Fiction Books - Good News Books - Horror Books - Mystery Books - NonFiction Books - Pre-Publication Books - Romance Books - Science Fiction Books - Teen Books

 

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