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CPL Book Clubs
The votes are in! Thanks to a grant from Concord Public Library Foundation, we have multiple copies of our book club books available, in kits that cardholders can check out for their own book clubs too.

Short and Sweet Discussion Group
Short on time? Each month Short & Sweet will discuss a short story or essay and enjoy a sweet treat.

Monday, 3/30 at 7PM - "Quality Control", by Edwidge Danticat

Book Club Discussion Questions and Meetings
Everything you need to know about our Fall & Winter book clubs. Stay tuned for later selections!
(Here's the printable version!)

Small Island, by Andrea Levy
Monday, March 9 at 7PM
Wednesday, March 11 at 10:30AM

In the Company of Bears, by Ben Kilham (foreword by Temple Grandin)
Monday, April 13 at 7PM
Wednesday, April 15 at 10:30AM

Kindred, by Octavia Butler
Monday, May 11 at 7PM
Wednesday, May 13 at 10:30AM

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Monday, June 15 at 7PM
Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30AM

Previous Book Club Discussion Questions
Alice Munro, Dear Life (October 2014)
Richard Rubin, The Last of the Doughboys (November 2014)
Helene Hanff, 84, Charing Cross Road (December 2014)
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (January 2015)
Rebecca Makkai, The Borrower (February 2015)

Previous Short & Sweet Reads

September 2014: Neil Gaiman, "Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming"
October 2014: George Saunders, "The Semplica Girl Diaries"
November 2014: Matthew Crawford, "Shop Class as Soulcraft"
December 2014: Mieko Kawakami, "A Once-Perfect Day for Bananafish"
January 2015: Mark Twain, "My Watch"
February 2015: David Sedaris, "The Man Upstairs"

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In addition to our exciting book clubs, we have resources for those that are interested in creating their own book clubs! Check out these ready-made book club kits, complete with enough copies to get your group going!


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