First Monday Book Club
The First Monday Book Club is meets the first Monday of each month 10:30-11:30 am in the Fireplace Room adjacent to the Bistro. Books available through Baltimore County Library, Book Mobile = 2nd Thursday of the month, Amazon, and sometimes from Broadmead's Library or Old/New Shop For more information contact Elsa Collins.
First Monday Book Group Selections for 2023/2024
December 4: The Marriage Portrait, Maggie O’Farrell
Monday, January 1, No meeting
February 5 Benjamin Banneker and Us, Rachel Jamison Webster
Classics Book Club (the third Monday)
The Classics Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month 10:00 am in the Fireplace Room next to the Bistro. All are welcome. Contact John Mattingly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Monday Classics Book Club
Potential Selections for 2023/2004
November 20: Emma, Jane Austen
December 18: To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
January 15: The Constant Gardiner,John le Carré
February 20: Short Stories: Lady with the Dog; The Student In The Cart, Chekov
Reading Chekov, Janet Malcolm
March 20: Possession, A.S. Byatt
April 17: Mrs Warren’s Profession, G.B. Shaw
Lady Windemere’s Fan, O. Wilde
May 22: Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev
June 19: Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy
July 17: Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
August 21: Beast in the Jungle, Henry James
The Aspern Papers, Henry James
September 18: Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud
October 16: A Swim in the Pond in the Rain, George Saunders
Mystery Novel Group (the third Monday)
The Mystery Novel Group currently meets on the third Monday of the month in the Uplands Community Room at 1:00 pm. Contact Craig Smith with questions or comments.
Third Monday Mystery Novel Group Selections
November 20: Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke
December 18: No meeting
January 15: Light of the World and Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke
Reading List Information
Prior to 2016, the First Monday Book Group had an arrangement with the Baltimore County Library that brought books selected by various book groups on the Book Mobile each week. The practice was stopped by the library in 2016. Since then, the first Monday Book Group coordinator has listed book titles 4-6 months in advance in order for readers to obtain books in time to read them. (Go to the book clubs webpage).
Readers can call the mobile library number 410-887-7586 or go online at bcpl.info to reserve books. Readers can also visit Cockeysville Library to reserve, pick up books, or get information on how to receive books electronically. ( computer, ipad, amazon fire.) Broadmead's library is another source of books. Broadmead residents have offered to share their own books.
As we have come out of COVID restrictions, titles have published titles months in advance so that readers have a chance to get the titles in time to read them. With the reorganization of the mystery readers, several titles have moved up on the schedule.
With the separation of the mystery readers, readers are being asked to suggest books for June-Dec. 2023. These do not need to be current, but could be books that someone is interested in discussing.