March Adult Programs

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Feb 272018

Writers’ Group

Thursday, March 8 & 22 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 3/8 are taken from accessed on 2/22/18:

  • The place she used to hide out
  • This time he was prepared for…

An interesting site:

Prompts for 3/22 are taken from accessed on 3/18/18.

  • The flowers were gorgeous, the dinner looked splendid, and something was very wrong.
  • She was not fragile like a flower; she was fragile like a bomb.




Thursday, March 8 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.


Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

March Book Club Selections

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Feb 242018

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, March 3 at 10:30 AM – Nemesis by Catherine Coulter- Conference Room

Summary from Goodreads: “When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI. But stopping the grenade-carrying crazy was only the beginning. Another plot unfolds nearly simultaneously with a bomb at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The terrorist at JFK refuses to speak to anyone but Sherlock. She heads back with counterterrorist Special Agent Cal McLain to try to get him to talk.

“Meanwhile, Savich—with the help of Agent Griffin Hammersmith—has his hands full trying to track an elusive murderer who looks like a Hollywood Dracula. When Dracula’s attempts to kill Savich collide with Sherlock’s terrorist case, very strange things happen.

“Who is really behind the bombing attack at St. Patrick’s? How does Savich’s mysterious killer fit into Sherlock’s terrorism investigation? Savich and Sherlock race against the clock, as more lives are in danger with every passing minute.”

Community Book Group

Monday, March 12 at 11:15 AM – Paradise Valley by C.J. Box – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him…once.

“Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff’s department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion.

“At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle’s grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver.

“Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle’s disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life?”


Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 AM – Forbidden by Ted Dekker – Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Many years have passed since civilization’s brush with apocalypse. The world’s greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace… and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love.

But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed.

Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.”


Battle of the Books

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Feb 052018

Form a team of 3-5 friends and family members and prepare to battle!

Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 pm – Sieb’s Pub (3382 Babcock Boulevard)

This year’s books are:

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Artemis by Andy Weir

There is a $10 registration fee per team. Deadline to register is Friday, March 23.

UPDATE as of 2/21: Registration is now closed.  We look forward to seeing the 26 teams in April!

More information can be found here.

February Adult Programs

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Feb 012018

Writers’ Group

Thursday, February 8 & 22 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts are TBA.



Thursday, February 8 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.


Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

February Book Club Selections

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Jan 262018

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, February 3 at 10:30 AM – Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evanovich- Conference Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum’s apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie–and he’s not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a ‘relationship expert’ who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they make a deal: He’ll help her get Annie if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie’s most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Someone with a nasty temper. And someone with ‘unmentionable’ skills. Does Diesel know more than he’s saying about Annie Hart? Does Diesel have secrets he’s keeping from Stephanie and the two men in her life–Ranger and Morelli? With Stephanie Plum in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey and a little explosive, Jersey style!”

Community Book Group

Monday, February 12 at 11:15 AM – Looking for Alaska by John Green – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”Before. Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave ‘the Great Perhaps’ even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.”


Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, February 24 at 10:30 AM – The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon – Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter.

Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished. In her search for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea’s diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother’s bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked into the historical mystery, she discovers that she’s not the only person looking for someone that they’ve lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.”