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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.  Ask at the reference desk for more information!

Book Club Discussion Questions and Meetings

(Here's the printable version of everything you need to know about our book club!)

We'll be taking a break for July & August 2015, but stay tuned for our discussion group plans for the fall!

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)

Andrea Levy, Small Island (March 2015)
Ben Kilham, In the Company of Bears (April 2015)
Octavia Butler, Kindred (May 2015)
Louisa May Alcott, Little Wome
n (June 2015)

Penacook Adult Book Club
The Penacook Branch has its own book club! Upcoming titles are:

The Dead Key, by D. M. Pulley
Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30PM

Isaac's Storm, by Erik Larson
Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30PM

The Penacook Adult Book Club meets on the first floor of the Penacook Branch Library.  For more information, please call the branch at (603) 753-4441.

Previous Short & Sweet Reads
Short & Sweet is on hiatus as of April 2015.  We'll keep you updated on any plans for its return.
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"
March 2015: Edwidge Danticat, "Quality Control"

Want to get email updates and reminders for these events? Drop us a line at  to get on the book club email list! Alternatively, sign up for the library's NewsFlash, and get notifications on all our upcoming programs, including book clubs!

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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