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

Exit Wounds by Rutu ModanWednesday, April 7, 2021, 6:30-7:30 PM (VIRTUAL)

Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan
Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, Koby Franco learns that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera. His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line. As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his father's death, he finds himself piecing together not only the last few months of his father's life but his entire identity.
 

COOKBOOK CLUB @ CENTRAL

Choose a recipe to make from the selected cookbook, then share it (virtually) with the group. 

Cooking for JeffreyTuesday, March 16, 6:30-7:30 PM (VIRTUAL)

Join us for a live cooking demonstration with nutrition educator Kathi Masi. Kathi will demonstrate how to make Butternut Squash & (homemade) Ricotta Bruschettas from Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten. Participants can prepare the dish along with Kathi or simply observe. 

Contact Corrie at calves@cranstonlibrary.org to register.





HIDDEN IN THE STACKS BOOK GROUP @ CENTRAL

 For readers who enjoy diving into lesser-known literary fiction

Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-7:30 PM (VIRTUAL)

 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

 This wildly popular bestseller, now a Hulu TV series, explores what happens when the collisions of art and suburbia, teens and adults, and privilege and need are intertwined with questions of identity and authenticity. Why are Mia and her daughter Pearl such outsiders even as they are welcomed into the home and lives of the upper middle class Richardson family?

Click here to register for this event.




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

Wednesday March 24, 6:30 PM (VIRTUAL)

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Join us as we discuss You Should See Me in a Crown, featuring a prom-obsessed Midwestern town, a seriously cool protagonist, and a dash of romance.

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





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

Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 PM (VIRTUAL)

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Rowby Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin; foreword by Bryan Stevenson.


If this author sounds familiar, it’s because he was introduced to readers by Bryan Stevenson in Just Mercy. Anthony Ray Hinton is an African American man who spent 28 years on death row in Alabama. He was convicted of two murders that he did not commit. He was released in April 2015. His story is uplifting and compelling. 

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