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Friday Memorial Library: Just join a book club

Written by Friday Memorial Library Director Kimberly Hennings.

The thing I love most about book clubs is reading outside my comfort zone. When you read with a book club, you are at the mercy of the group. Some of my favorite books have been one’s I was “forced” to read that I normally wouldn’t have even glanced twice at had I saw it on the shelf (I’m looking at you “The Book Thief”).

And while reading is and can be a beautifully individual activity, haven’t you ever read a book and just been dying to discuss it with somebody but nobody you know has read it? Some books just need to be discussed.

Friday Memorial Library has two tried-and-true book clubs, “Mystery Book Club” and “Books and Brews.” While we know it can be intimidating to join a new group, we always welcome new participants. New perspectives and reading tastes help to keep our book clubs thriving.

Mystery Book Club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. On June 1, they will read and discuss “Believing the Lie” by Elizabeth George.

Books and Brews meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and is geared for ages 21 and up. On June 8, they will be meeting at Gibby’s Lanes and reading “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley.

To request either title with your library card visit For more information on classes and events at Friday Memorial Library, please visit