2021 CPL Book Groups

All meetings are virtual until further notice. Registration is required. Books will be available to pick up ahead of time at the Central library. Virtual meeting details will be sent out the day before the meeting. For more information and to register, see the descriptions below or contact the Central Library Reference Desk at 401-943-9080 x3 or central@cranstonlibrary.org.

Stay safe, and happy reading! 



VIRTUAL BOOK GROUPS @ CENTRAL LIBRARY

GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK GROUP @ CENTRAL
For readers of comic books, graphic novels, and manga

Clyde Fans by SethWednesday, May 5, 2021 | 6:30 PM (VIRTUAL)

Clyde Fans by Seth

A masterful work by a legendary cartoonist about the decline of small business and the subsequent erosion of familial relations and one's sanity. Twenty years in the making, Clyde Fans peels back the optimism of mid-twentieth capitalism.

Register online for this meetup.

 
 
 

HIDDEN IN THE STACKS BOOK GROUP @ CENTRAL
For readers who enjoy diving into lesser-known literary fiction

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain ReidTuesday, May 18, 2021 | 6:30 PM (VIRTUAL)

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

This literary thriller introduces its readers to Jake and his girlfriend (her name is left unrevealed) as they drive to Jake’s parents’ secluded farm. When an unplanned detour takes the couple of course, what does this mean for their relationship? One reviewer calls this “an addictive metaphysical investigation into the nature of identity.”

Register online for this meetup.

 



YA FOR ADULTS VIRTUAL BOOK GROUP @ CENTRAL
For readers of young adult literature

Skyhunter by Marie LuWednesday May 26, 2021 | 6:30 PM (VIRTUAL)

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Join us as we discuss Skyhunter, the start of a new science fiction series by Marie Lu, author of Warcross and The Legend series.

To register for this meetup email Alyssa at ataft@cranstonlibrary.org.





READING IN THE HALL BOOK DISCUSSION FOR ADULTS @ WILLIAM HALL LIBRARY

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy LefteriWednesday, May 26 | 7:00 PM (VIRTUAL)

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

“Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo -- until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape.” --from the publisher    

Please sign up for the meeting to get the Zoom link and if you need us to reserve a copy of the book for you!