PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Thomaston Public Library is proud to be home to four different monthly book clubs! Each group may meet in person in the gazebo if the weather cooperates, or may offer a hybrid option when meeting indoors in the 2nd floor Community Conference Room. Contact us at email@example.com for more information!
The Intergenerational Book Club meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm, in the main reading room. The current year's book selections are listed below. Bookmarks with the current list are also available at the circulation desk. The library has a copy of each book and additional copies are available through interlibrary loan.
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. All are welcome to join.
2023 IGBC Book List:
- January 17: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
- February 21: Dear Martin by Nic Stone
- March 21: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
- April 18: The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang
- May 16: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
- June 20: Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner
- July 18: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
- August 15: From Scratch by Tembi Locke
- September 19: Fuzz by Mary Roach
- October 17: Dinners with Ruth by Nina Totenberg
- November 21: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
- December 19: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Let's Talk About It meets on the second Tuesday of every other month at 2 pm. This book club began as a discussion series sponsored by Maine Humanities Council in partnership with the Maine State Library. The group chooses books categorized around a theme for five to six meetings.
Everyone is welcome to join, whether for one book or the whole series! For additional information, contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's Talk About It has begun a new series, starting with our meeting on April 11! We will be discussing book-to-screen adaptations, and will begin with Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, as well as the series with David Tennant and Michael Sheen. If you have any questions or would like us to request a book or DVD for you, please let us know.
The Mystery Book Club was born out of a shared love of the mystery genre among many of the members of the Let's Talk About It Book Club. Everyone is welcome to join, and it meets on the first Thursday of every month at 2 pm. For more information, contact the library at email@example.com.
The group decides each month what they will read for the following month. For more information about the current selection, please contact the library.
The Pop-Up Book Club began as a limited series book group meeting outside at the library's gazebo during the summer at Thomaston Public Library to celebrate fun “beach reads” with delicious treats and informal discussion. We were having such a great time when the weather turned cold that we brought the group indoors (minus the snacks because of COVID) and continued! We meet on the third Thursday of every month.
The group decides each month what they will read for the following month. For more information about the current selection, please contact the Library at (207) 354-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org