Adult Book Discussion Group
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Book Discussion Group
Read the book first and come discuss it as a group!
Book discussion groups are held on Saturdays once
a month at 10:30 a.m. To reserve your copy of the book
call (954) 757-4207 or for more information, email Rhonda Weiss.
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Saturday, May 6th, 10:30 a.m.
The lives of three women – a New York socialite, a Polish teenager, and an ambitious young German doctor – are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens in 1939 and one is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents – from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland – as two of them strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.
Adult Summer Reading Kickoff with speaker Dr. Margery Marcus
Saturday, June 10th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library
Distinguished educator Dr. Margery Marcus will kick off the summer with this fascinating talk about the concept of world building in literature, architecture and more. Tea and refreshments will be served. “Build a Better World” is the theme of Parkland Library’s 2017 Adult Summer Reading Club. Register for “Build a Better World” and receive a prize. Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Registration is required for this event.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Saturday, July 8th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community - and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel begins by telling the story of the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth.
Online Book Discussion Groups
- Book Talk - A book discussion group that is useful for writers and includes links to major publishers and book distributors
- Dear Reader - A book club subscriber list service
- Overbooked - A comprehensive directory of websites which review books for just about every genre imaginable
- Simon Says - A useful website for people who lead book discussions that includes recommendations, author interviews, reading group guides, and a calendar for planning your discussion