Reading & Literary

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Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Susan Orlean’s The Library Book.

Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the devastating 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times’ bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a never-before-done way. Along the way, you will meet some of the colourful real-life personalities of the LAPL all the way back in the 1880s, including a teenager, an adventurer, and a fruit farmer.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Lynn Valley Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Anne Griffin’s When All Is Said.

This is the story of Irishman Maurice Hannigan, who, over the course of a Saturday night in June, orders five different drinks at the Rainford House Hotel. With each, he toasts a person vital to him: his doomed older brother, his troubled sister-in-law, his daughter of fifteen minutes, his son far off in America, and his late, lamented wife. And through these people, the ones who left him behind, he tells the story of his own life, with all its regrets and feuds, loves, and triumphs

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Capilano Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Lori Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.

After a shocking breakup, therapist Lori Gottlieb realizes that she, too, could use a therapist. As she tells the story of her visits to a therapist she calls Wendell, she also explains many of the theories behind how therapy actually works, and how it helps people re-write the narratives they tell about themselves.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Capilano Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Kiley Reid's Such a Fun Age.

In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction. There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix's efforts to right the situation turn out to be good intentions selfishly mismanaged. Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize and a finalist for the 2020 NAACP Image Award, this book explores race, class, and privilege with lightness and verve.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Parkgate Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Keith Gessen’s A Terrible Country.

Russian-American Andrei moves from Brooklyn to Moscow to care for his ailing grandmother during the height of Putin’s consolidation of power. When he becomes entangled with a group of leftists, Andrei's politics and his allegiances are tested, and he is forced to come to terms with the Russian society he was born into and the American one he has enjoyed since he was a kid. A novel about Russia, exile, family, love, history and fate, A Terrible County asks what you owe the place you were born, and what it owes you.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Parkgate Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

·        Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.

·        You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House.

This family drama spans a half-century and centers around siblings Danny and Maeve’s relationship to each other and the “Dutch House” of the title. After their mother abandons them, and their father dies, their stepmother expels them from their house when they are still youths. This is the story of changing fortunes and family relationships told with compelling psychological and emotional insight.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Lynn Valley Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Waubgeshig Rice’s Moon of the Crusted Snow.

With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people struggle to battle confusion, panic, and hunger, along with some disruptive outsiders arriving to the community. Fast-paced and without a word out of place, this story shows us how a community can reach to its past to overcome catastrophe.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Lynn Valley Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Susan Orlean’s The Library Book.

Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the devastating 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times’ bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a never-before-done way. Along the way, you will meet some of the colourful real-life personalities of the LAPL all the way back in the 1880s, including a teenager, an adventurer, and a fruit farmer.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Capilano Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Anne Griffin’s When All Is Said.

This is the story of Irishman Maurice Hannigan, who, over the course of a Saturday night in June, orders five different drinks at the Rainford House Hotel. With each, he toasts a person vital to him: his doomed older brother, his troubled sister-in-law, his daughter of fifteen minutes, his son far off in America, and his late, lamented wife. And through these people, the ones who left him behind, he tells the story of his own life, with all its regrets and feuds, loves, and triumphs.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Capilano Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.

After a shocking breakup, therapist Lori Gottlieb realizes that she, too, could use a therapist. As she tells the story of her visits to a therapist she calls Wendell, she also explains many of the theories behind how therapy actually works, and how it helps people re-write the narratives they tell about themselves.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Parkgate Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys.

Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this novel is set about 100 years after Colson Whitehead’s award-winning book The Underground Railroad. In this novel in the Jim Crow South, teenaged Elroy is sent to a brutal reform school called the Nickel Academy for a crime he did not commit. There, he struggles to hold onto Dr. Martin Luther’s King’s ringing assertion, “Throw us in jail and we will still love you.” The trials that Elroy and the other boys go through at the school are reprehensible, but Whitehead leads you through the story with aplomb.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Parkgate Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age.

In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction. There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix's efforts to right the situation turn out to be good intentions selfishly mismanaged. Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize and a finalist for the 2020 NAACP Image Award, this book explores race, class, and privilege with lightness and verve.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Lynn Valley Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Keith Gessen’s A Terrible Country.

Russian-American Andrei moves from Brooklyn to Moscow to care for his ailing grandmother during the height of Putin’s consolidation of power. When he becomes entangled with a group of leftists, Andrei's politics and his allegiances are tested, and he is forced to come to terms with the Russian society he was born into and the American one he has enjoyed since he was a kid. A novel about Russia, exile, family, love, history and fate, A Terrible County asks what you owe the place you were born, and what it owes you.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Lynn Valley Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House.

This family drama spans a half-century and centers around siblings Danny and Maeve’s relationship to each other and the “Dutch House” of the title. After their mother abandons them, and their father dies, their stepmother expels them from their house when they are still youths. This is the story of changing fortunes and family relationships told with compelling psychological and emotional insight.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Capilano Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Susan Orlean’s The Library Book.

Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the devastating 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times’ bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a never-before-done way. Along the way, you will meet some of the colourful real-life personalities of the LAPL all the way back in the 1880s, including a teenager, an adventurer, and a fruit farmer.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Capilano Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

·        Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.

·        You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch

Location:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Anne Griffin’s When All Is Said.

This is the story of Irishman Maurice Hannigan, who, over the course of a Saturday night in June, orders five different drinks at the Rainford House Hotel. With each, he toasts a person vital to him: his doomed older brother, his troubled sister-in-law, his daughter of fifteen minutes, his son far off in America, and his late, lamented wife. And through these people, the ones who left him behind, he tells the story of his own life, with all its regrets and feuds, loves, and triumphs

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Parkgate Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Waubgeshig Rice’s Moon of the Crusted Snow.

With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people struggle to battle confusion, panic, and hunger, along with some disruptive outsiders arriving to the community. Fast-paced and without a word out of place, this story shows us how a community can reach to its past to overcome catastrophe.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Parkgate Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Lori Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.

After a shocking breakup, therapist Lori Gottlieb realizes that she, too, could use a therapist. As she tells the story of her visits to a therapist she calls Wendell, she also explains many of the theories behind how therapy actually works, and how it helps people re-write the narratives they tell about themselves.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Lynn Valley Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Join a book club to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say about books that spark discussion, curiosity, and debate!

Join the discussion as we go over Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys.

Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this novel is set about 100 years after Colson Whitehead’s award-winning book The Underground Railroad. In this novel in the Jim Crow South, teenaged Elroy is sent to a brutal reform school called the Nickel Academy for a crime he did not commit. There, he struggles to hold onto Dr. Martin Luther’s King’s ringing assertion, “Throw us in jail and we will still love you.” The trials that Elroy and the other boys go through at the school are reprehensible, but Whitehead leads you through the story with aplomb.

Read the book by the meeting date and register to receive a Zoom link and take part in our virtual book club!

Copies of this book are available to pick-up from Lynn Valley Library. There are also ebook and e-audiobook versions available online, and copies available through the library catalogue.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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