Join us each month for a fun and lively book club experience!
If you like to exercise your physical as well as your literary muscles, the Walking Book Club explores the trails of Vail and the themes of the book of the month. When the snow starts to fall, the Walking Book Club transforms into the Ski and Read Club, with members meeting to discuss the book and then take to the slopes!
If you’d rather enjoy the beauty of nature through a window, and join in a discussion of the book of the month over light refreshments, please join us for Books ‘n’ Bites. Once a month this group meets in the Community Room to share conversation and sample foods inspired by the book of the month.
Finally, we offer a seasonal Spanish Language book club! This season’s theme is “Blind Date with a Book” and books (wrapped to avoid giving away the title or author) are available at the Library’s Service Desk.
The book for December is…. “Holiday Cookie Exchange”! Do you have a favorite holiday themed book? Or perhaps a classic holiday story that you’ve just never enjoyed? Bring your favorite title to share with the group and leave with a brand new reading list of Book Club favorites!
And as a special gift, we hope you enjoy our “Staff Pick” reading list of classic, quirky, and informative books for this season of celebrations and snow!
The book for January 2018 is… No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts
(the inaugural Sarah Jessica Parker pick for Book Club Central!)
The Great Gatsby brilliantly recast in the contemporary South: a powerful first novel about an extended African-American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream.
JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina to build his dream home and to woo his high school sweetheart, Ava. But he finds that the people he once knew and loved have changed, just as he has. Ava is now married, and wants a baby more than anything. The decline of the town’s once-thriving furniture industry has made Ava’s husband Henry grow distant and frustrated. Ava’s mother Sylvia has put her own life on hold as she caters to and meddles with those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia’s undeserving but charming husband, just won’t stop hanging around.
JJ’s newfound wealth forces everyone to consider what more they want and deserve from life than what they already have—and how they might go about getting it. Can they shape their lives to align with their wishes rather than their realities? Or are they resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead? No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family.
Join us for homemade treats and fabulous discussion during Books ‘n’ Bites on January 10th (5pm) or come out for an adventure with the Skiing Book Club on January 12th (11am).
Atrévete a descubrir un libro sin conocer siquiera su titulo.
- Elige tu libro: en el exterior de el libro se han añadido algunas pistas para los lectores y ver cual capta su atención.
- Llévalo al mostrador de la biblioteca.
- No lo abras hasta llegar a tu casa y dale la oportunidad de conquistarte.
Past Books Include:
December 2017: “Holiday Cookie Exchange”; bring a favorite title to share with the group
November 2017: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
August 2017: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
July 2017: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
June 2017: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
May 2017: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
March 2017: The High Divide by Lin Enger
February 2017: The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
January 2017: Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok