Matthews Library Monthly Book Club


Book Club in scrabble letters with a stack of booksThe club meets upstairs in the library at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month to discuss the month’s literary selection. Members take turns leading each month’s discussion. We hope you’ll take the time to participate in this vibrant club!

Most titles are available in county either on shelf here at the library or upon request from another library in Lebanon County. Inquire at the circulation desk for availability. Titles for upcoming months are ordered in advance of the meeting for members to take home at the end of each month’s discussion. If you wish to read ahead, it is your responsibility to request titles online or through the staff at the circulation desk.

2016 Reading List & Schedule

 January 26 Case Histories by Kate Atkinson Case Histories

 February 23  Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard is this year’s One Book One Community selection! Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard is the One Book One Community title
 March 22*  On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
 April 26  Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes Under the feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
 May 24*  Evensong by Gail Godwin Evensong by Gail Godwin
 June 28  Tinkers by Paul Harding Tinkers by Paul Harding
 July 26*  The Rules of Engagement by Anita Brookner The rules of engagement by Anita Brookner
 August 23  Lucky by Alice Sebold Lucky by Alice Sebold
 September 27*  The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
 October 25  The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore
 November 22  The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
   No December meeting; happy holidays to all!  
 January 24, 2017  Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope by Jonathan Kozol  Ordinary Resurrections by Jonathan Kozol

*March 22, May 24, July 26, and September 27, 2015, the book club will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the banquet room at Esther’s Restaurant, 2957 State Route 22, Fredericksburg, PA 17026.