June 26, 2022

Athol Daily News – Two monthly book clubs start at Beals Library

Posted: 09/17/2021 14:53:39 PM

Modified: 09/17/2021 14:53:46

Are you an avid reader? Do you like to discuss your thoughts and reactions to a book with other readers? Well, the Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon hosts two monthly book clubs open to new members.

After a long hiatus, the Beals Book Club will resume its meetings on Thursday, September 23 at 4 p.m. The Beals Book Club is a discussion group that allows readers to exchange ideas, observations and reactions on the plots, characters and themes of selected books. They are open to reading books of all genres, from historical fiction to detective stories and thrillers, and members take turns choosing the monthly selection. For their next meeting in September, the club chose the book “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty, about a woman who loses the last decade of her memory and must piece together the pieces of her memory and her life, while deciding whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse. The dates and times of the next meetings will be voted on at the September meeting.

The following Thursday, September 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the new On the Same Page Book Club will meet. Open to adolescents and adults, this group aims to bring community members together through culturally diverse stories. Their September selection is “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. The novel is about two women in Afghanistan, born a generation apart, bonding to each other amid the dangers of war. On the Same Page Book Club meets on the last Thursday of each month.

Copies of books from both clubs are available at the library counter in regular, large print and audiobook formats.

The Beals Memorial Library is located at 50 Pleasant Street in Winchendon. For more information, call 978-297-0300 or visit bealslibrary.org.