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OWL Book Discussion Groups

OWL has both Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Discussion Groups that are open to all! Come to one or all meetings. Books are available for check out at OWL.

Non-Fiction Discussion Group

When: Second Thursday of each month from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Where: Meeting will be held In the Library’s Jamie Gagarin Community Room.
Staff Contact: Olivia DeFiore

Selection List for 2023–24


 March 14

Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPRP by Lisa Napoli

In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated
to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely, especially in the news business. But when National
Public Radio came along in the 1970s and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable
women came along and blew it off the hinges. Moderated by Margaret 




April 11

The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer

In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu. A mild mannered
archivist and historian became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers. As the militants
tightened their control over Timbuktu, he organized a dangerous operation to sneak 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. Moderated by Christine 





Fiction Discussion Group

When: Second Thursday of each month from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Meeting will be held In the Library’s Jamie Gagarin Community Room.
Staff Contact: Olivia DeFiore 

Selection List for 2023–24



March 14

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

A child alone in the world has a talent that saves her. In the foster-care system, she is unable to get
close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now 18,
she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an encounter with a stranger
has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. Moderated by Nancy




April 11

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak

In the pulsating moments after she has been murdered, a woman remembers her life – and
the lives of others, outcasts like her. Her memories bring us back to her childhood in the provinces
and to a dark world in a big city. In her death, the secrets and wonders of modern Istanbul come to
life, painted vividly by the captivating tales of how she came to know and be loved by her friends.
Moderated by Corinne