Bemis Book Clubs

Participate in an engaging book group to discuss thought-provoking books. Bemis book clubs are in-person/virtual events. Participants may attend either in-person at the library or via Zoom using the links below or on the library calendar of events.

Senior Book Group.— For Ages 50 and Up 

  • First Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.
  • Hybrid in-person/online

Upcoming Senior Book Club Titles:

January 4th - Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce  

London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson has reached her breaking point. Abandoning her job and small existence, she sets out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of her childhood obsession: an insect that may or may not exist—the golden beetle of New Caledonia.

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom

February 1stThis Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub 

On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice's life isn't terrible. But when she wakes up the next morning somehow back in her 16- year-old body, still armed with a new perspective on her life and family, is there anything that she should do differently this time around?

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom. 

 

Evening Book Club

  • Third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Hybrid in-person/online

Upcoming Evening Book Club Titles:

January 18th - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt 
Recently widowed Tova Sullivan copes with her grief by taking a job at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, where she works the night shift and befriends a giant Pacific octopus named Marcellus. Marcellus has little use for humans, but he likes Tova and wants to help her. Thirty years ago, her son disappeared on a boat somewhere in the Puget Sound, and Marcellus thinks he can figure out what happened.  

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom. 

February 15thThere There by Tommy Orange 
The Big Oakland Powwow draws people from across the country – for many different reasons. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss.

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom.