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Book Club: YA For Adults

Our first YA for Adults book is Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. The group will be limited to 10 people, so sign up early!

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Horror Book Club (Remote)

We will meet on Thursday May 27th at 6:30pm and discuss High Moor by Graeme Reynolds. About the book: When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror. John knows the truth. A werewolf stalks the town once more, and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again. He should know. He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life. It’s 1986 and the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods. When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins an investigation, with the help of a specialist hunter, he soon realises…

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Science Fiction Book Club (Remote)

Join us May 18th at 6:30pm for our Science Fiction Book Club. We will discuss Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell. About the Book: “Sparks fly” (NPR) in Everina Maxwell’s gut-wrenching and romantic space opera debut. Prince Kiem, a famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor’s least favorite grandchild, has been called upon to be useful for once. He’s commanded to fulfill an obligation of marriage to the representative of the Empire’s newest and most rebellious vassal planet. His future husband, Count Jainan, is a widower and murder suspect. Neither wants to be wed, but with a conspiracy unfolding around them and the fate of the empire at stake they will have to navigate the thorns and barbs of court intrigue, the machinations of war, and…

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No Shelf Control Book Club (Remote)

Join us for No Shelf Control Book Club. This book club features books from a wide range of genres including contemporary fiction, young adult, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and more. We will meet second Thursdays. Our May meeting of the No Shelf Control Book Club will be on May 13th at 6:30pm. We will discuss Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson. About the Book: An addictive novel of domestic suspense in which a mother must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her child and the life she loves–a chilling and thoughtful tale of power, privilege, lies, revenge, and the choices we make, ones that transform our lives in unforeseen ways. Revenge doesn’t wait for permission. Growing up poor…

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Feminist book circle: The Revolution Question

“An inspiring examination of the critical role of women in revolutionary struggles and the relationship of these movements to feminism. Professor Julie Shayne, Coordinator of the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, UW Bothell, describes the courageous part played by women in three Latin American liberation movements from 1950s-90s. Interviews with female participants reveal what women brought to the struggle and whether their hopes for leadership and equality were answered. Learn from this still-fresh history and how it applies to questions of feminist leadership today. Everyone welcome.” (Promo Copy)

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Article Club

Wednesday, May 12: “Out of the Barrel of a Gun” by Charles Homans Zoom meeting ID: 829 9269 6275 ### Using Zoom, we will connect and share our thoughts about articles and podcasts from national publications. Our virtual meeting will last about 30 minutes, and feature discussions on the chosen article. Participants should be 18+ and interested in sharing. https://www.wilsonvillelibrary.org/lib/page/article-club

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Fantasy Book Club (Remote)

The Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our fantasy loving customers. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers. Join us on Tuesday May 11th at 6:30pm for our Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club. We will discuss Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. About the book: From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative…

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Quarantine Book Club: ‘Mrs. Dalloway’

A classic novel of early summer, Mrs. Dalloway takes place over the course of a single day in London. It tells the story of Clarissa Dalloway as she gets ready for a party, and also the story of a war veteran with PTSD. Mrs. Dalloway is generally considered the first of Virginia Woolf’s masterpieces, and is ranked by Time magazine as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century. We will read it over four weeks, gathering on Zoom on Saturday mornings to discuss it as we go. Each session begins with a talk by Christopher Frizzelle, followed by open discussion. Meetings will last 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on how lively the discussion gets. If you miss any of the meetings, no problem: A recording…

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Feminist book circle: The Revolution Question

“An inspiring examination of the critical role of women in revolutionary struggles and the relationship of these movements to feminism. Professor Julie Shayne, Coordinator of the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, UW Bothell, describes the courageous part played by women in three Latin American liberation movements from 1950s-90s. Interviews with female participants reveal what women brought to the struggle and whether their hopes for leadership and equality were answered. Learn from this still-fresh history and how it applies to questions of feminist leadership today. Everyone welcome.” (Promo Copy)

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Books Around the Corner: Horror Book Club (Remote)

We will meet on Thursday April 22nd at 6:30pm and discuss Later by Stephen King. About the book: SOMETIMES GROWING UP MEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave. LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of…

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