Adult Book Groups

The Bookies

The Bookies, an adult evening book club, meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm in the library.  Join in on our discussion of fiction and non-fiction titles with our friendly, fun, and supportive group of book lovers. Multiple copies of each month’s title are located at the Circulation desk and are available for checkout. Finishing the book is not required for attendance. ALL ARE WELCOME!

October Pick: October 19 at 7:00pm
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Giver of Stars: A Novel

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Nonfiction Book Club

Nonfiction Book Club offers the opportunity to engage in uncommonly thoughtful discussion on genres such as memoir, current events, history and more. Books are available for checkout at the front desk or can be downloaded free to your device with your library card.

October Pick: October 19 at 7:00pm
Dirt by Bill Buford

Baffled by the language, but convinced that he can master the art of French cooking – or at least get to the bottom of why it is so revered – the American author moves to France, studies alongside masters, and endures the endless hours and exacting “rigueur” of the kitchen to prove himself worthy of the gastronomic secrets he’s learning, in this laugh-out-loud account of one man’s mid-life crisis (ahem…career change!).

November Pick: November 16 at 7:00pm

I Will Find You by Joanna Connors

Setting out to uncover the story of the man who attacked her, reporter Joanna Connors embarks on a journey to find out who he was, where he came from, and what his life was like. What she discovers stretches beyond one brutal man’s story and back into her own, interweaving a narrative about strength and survival with one about a culture of violence in America.
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Other Book Clubs: 

Lee Memorial Library provides books for the following groups:

  • Hillside School Book Club–  Hillside and Brookside School Staff meet every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Multiple copies of each month’s title are located at the front desk and are available for checkout. For more information, please contact jtaylor@allendalek8.com and (201) 327-2020 ex. 3200. Hillside and Brookside Staff ONLY.
  • Allendale Woman’s Book Club – The Allendale Woman’s Club hosts a book club each month starting at 7:30pm. Multiple copies of each month’s title are located at the front desk and are available for checkout. For more information, please contact the Book Club Chair, Maureen Mamunes at mhmamunes@yahoo.com. For information regarding joining the Woman’s Club, please contact the Membership Chair, Molly Patrick at mollykisselpatrick@weichert.com.  You can also visit their website: http://allendalewomansclub.org/. Woman’s Club Members ONLY.
  • Allendale Newcomer’s Book Club– The Allendale Newcomer’s Book Club hosts a meeting each month. Multiple copies of each month’s title are located at the front desk and are available for checkout. For more information, please contact bookmarksANC@gmail.com. You can also visit their website: http://allendalenewcomersclub.com/. Newcomer’s Club Members ONLY.

There are additional book groups available in the BCCLS Library consortium. This listing includes groups of all ages, not just adults. Please check out this BCCLS link to find out more: http://discover.bccls.org/bookclubbing.