Senior Book Group

The Senior Book Group meets the first Monday of every month at The Gardens in Williamstown at 4pm. The group is open to anyone and is free. You do not need to belong to the library to participate. Join us for lively discussions, shared stories and light refreshments. The Gardens is located 2844 VT-14, Williamstown, VT 05679 across from the Pump and Pantry.  You can stop in the library and get your copy of the upcoming book prior to our meeting. You do not need to register, just show up!

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Next Meeting: Monday,April 2, 2018 4pm

at The Gardens in Williamstown

We will then show the movie at the Gardens on Tuesday, April 10 at 4pm in their lounge.

Williamstown Readers

The Williamstown Readers meet at the library once a month on a chosen Wednesday at 7pm. The group is lead by Williamstown resident and library volunteer John Taylor. This group has in-depth conversations, a casual atmosphere and diverse reading tastes. The group is free and is open to anyone, you do not need to be a library patron to participate. They don’t even care if you have read the whole book, liked it or disliked it,only looked at the cover or used it as a footrest. They love to have open conversations about whatever they are reading.  You can stop in the library to pick up a copy of the book before the meeting. You do not need to register.

This is not a scholarly discussion group.  We are a friendly bunch of readers with varying interests who come together to discuss books and have fun doing it.

NOW READING: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (2009)
A book Cover: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweetabout the love and friendship between Henry Lee, a Chinese-American boy, and Keiko Okabe, a Japanese-American girl, during the internment in World War II.

Henry has just lost his wife to cancer and is feeling a bit lost.  It is announced that The Panama Hotel, deserted since WWII, has been bought and the new owners found a basement full of belonging of Japanese residents who were interned.  Finding items belonging to his long-lost love Keiko, especially a cherished record, becomes Henry’s goal.

Read the Book – Copies are available at the Ainsworth Library.

Come discuss – Discussion is at 7pm, Wednesday,  March 21 at the library.

Didn’t read the whole thing?  Come anyway and let the group tell you why you should finish it – or, why you should just move on to the next book.

If you really didn’t like the book, come anyway.  We have some of our best discussions when some of us didn’t care for the book.

Come join us!