The Intergenerational Book Club meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm, in the main reading room. A list of the current year's book selection is available at the circulation desk and online. All books may be borrowed in paper or on Kindle.



History of IGBC:


In October 2010 a group of Thomaston Library staff and volunteers joined several Georges Valley High School teachers to create an intergenerational book club called Bookwomen Unite! The group met both at the Library and at the high school and received  financial support to purchase books that would encourage young women to join older women in discussions of both teen and adult titles. When the school populations in RSU 13 were redistributed in 2011, the group evolved into the Intergenerational Book Club. On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages from Thomaston and from surrounding communities, comes together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. Titles include Fiction, Biography and other non-fiction, Maine authors and subjects, adult and young adult levels. Extra copies of the books are purchased by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library from the Annual Appeal funds and copies are also available on the library's circulating e-readers.  All are welcome to join and rides can be arranged for Thomaston residents.




Special Announcement:

On Tuesday, May 16th, at 2:30 PM, the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss Tibetan Peach Pie: a true account of an imaginative life by Tom Robbins.


Tom Robbins's warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads.  In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, weaving together stories of his unconventional life–from his Appalachian childhood to his globe-trotting adventures–told in his unique voice, which combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become, over the course of half a century, a poet interruptus, a soldier, a meteorologist, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counterculture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters.


Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the sixties' psychedelic revolution, international roving before Homeland Security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which Robbins is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend.


On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. All are welcome at the ThomastonLibrary on May 16th at 2:30  p.m.   If you live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride, please call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion date.




The Intergenerational Book Club (IGBC)

"Let's Talk About It"

Book discussion series

Under a grant awarded by the Maine Humanities Council, this club is titled "Telling the Truth: The

subject of Autobiograhpy". Books available in the head librarian's office include


  • In My Mother's House by Kim Chernin meeting January 3rd, 2017
  • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston on February 7th, 2017
  • The Duke of Deception by Geoffrey Wolff on March 7th, 2017
  • CHANGE IN SCHEDULE!!!!! The group decided at the march meeting that they
    wanted to read Geoffry's brother's book also. SO... On April 4th the reading group will
    be discussing "This Boy's Life" by Tobias Wolff. This is on our Kindles and we are
    asking for copies from ILL.
  • Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Lives" by Carolyn Kay Steedman on May 2nd, 2017
  • Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy on June 6th, 2017


Friend, writer, writer's coach and instructor Lee Heffner of Rockland will facilitate.


The program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council in conjunction with the

Maine State Library. Meetings are open to all and will start at 11am. Bring a bag lunch, beverage and

dessert will be provided.


For more information call the Thomaston Public Library at 354-2453



Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club meets once each month at a group member's home to discuss books by a single

author. The Schedule for March - September 2017 includes:


  • March : J. Robert James
  • April : Tana French
  • May: Kate Ross
  • June: Elizabeth Day
  • July: Mark Pryor
  • August: Don Winslow
  • September: Tony/Anne Hillerman


For more information about meeting dates, times and locations, please contact Nancy Carter at