What the book clubs are reading in January

Sunday, January 1, 2017

By Diane Hettrick

I just counted and we have nine libraries within a stone's throw. I have spent quality time at all of them except Broadview and Brier. They belong to three different systems: King County, Seattle, and Sno-Isle. All of ours are King County. I always appreciated Sno-Isle because they don't charge overdue fines. And I still haven't forgiven Seattle for making me pay fines from eight years back.

You don't need a library card to join a book discussion group. And you can always just add these to your personal reading list. Nine groups and nine different books!

Addresses and phone numbers for the meeting places are at the end of the article.

January 2, 2017, Monday

Richmond Beach Library Book Discussion Group 7-8:30pm, library meeting room
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

January 3, 2017, Tuesday

Kenmore Library Afternoon Book Group, 1pm
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

January 9, Monday

Three-Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway
Join us to knit or crochet while we discuss The Three-Year Swim Club, an incredible tale of a team of Hawaiian plantation kids who became Olympic champion swimmers. Bring your own project or help us reach our goal of providing 200 hats for the homeless in December. New to knitting? Come at 6:30 and get a free lesson.

Shoreline Library Book Discussion Group, 7-8:30pm, Library small meeting room
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library.

Evening Book Group, Broadview Branch of Seattle Public Library, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan.

January 10, 2017, Tuesday

Second Tuesday Book Group Mountlake Terrace Library, 6:45-7:45pm
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. Clara Driscoll conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered. Never publicly acknowledged, she must decide what makes her happiest - the professional world of her hands or the personal world of her heart.

Brier Library Book Discussion Group, at Brier Pizza Kitchen 7pm
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran.
Supported by Friends of the Brier Library.

January 18, 2017, Wednesday

Lake City Library Afternoon Book Group, 1-2:30pm
Euphoria by Lily King.

Edmonds Library Book Discussion Group, 3pm
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

January 30, 2017, Monday

Kenmore Library Evening Books Group, 7pm
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. Nine Americans and their epic quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics.


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