Book discussion groups at the Gardiner Public Library

I would like to tell you about the book discussion groups we offer here at the Gardiner Public Library. If you would like to join one of these talks, just let us know at the front desk. Copies of all the books are usually available behind the desk for each group. We have three different groups:

RIP-pers (Readers Into Paranormal) Books is a group that discusses paranormal books and meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00. Their next book is Relic by Douglas Preston, and they will meet Tuesday, February 3th.
Our regularbook discussion group that meets about every 6 weeks and has been going on the longest of all the three groups. Next time this group meets is Tuesday, January 20th, at 6:00 and they will be chatting about the book A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash.
Books to Movies” is a group that discusses books that have been made into a movie. We try to do it as close to the movie as possible. Our next talk is on Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn on Tuesday, January 13th, at 6:00. 
You are welcome at any time to join one or more of these groups. 

Start your own book discussion group!

For more than 10 years, staff at the Gardiner Public Library has conducted monthly book discussion groups.  We have a group that meets once a month to read an assortment of titles.  Our other group fondly labels themselves the RIP-pers (Readers Into Paranormal titles) and they also meet once a month.  If you wish to join either of these groups, please contact a staff member.
Because the library purchases multiple titles for these discussion groups, we end up with lots of books with the same title.  Staff had the great idea of bundling these titles together and offering them out to our library community.  All that you need to do is check out the bundle of books and invite friends over for a great time of discussing a book and enjoying some light snacks and beverages.  It really is a great way to meet your neighbors and to stay in touch with some old friends!
The book bundles will be checked out for 6 weeks and we have a diversity of titles.  We have titles that deal with time travel (Kindred by Octavia Butler) and novels that have such depth of story that it will stay with you long after you finish the last page (Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay).  The library group has yet to discuss 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James, but keep checking back, you never know!
For a list of available titles please contact us at we will forward along the list.
 Anne Davis, Library Director