Readers invited to join discussion groups

Published 5:50 am Thursday, April 13, 2006

By Staff
The library offers readers ways to share their thoughts and opinions about books. These include a book discussion group and a reader's theatre troupe.
The library's Reader's Theatre Troupe meets every other Saturday at 2 p.m. in the community room. Aaron Shepherd, author of Readers on the Stage, defines reader's theater as minimal theater in support of literature and reading. The local troupe reads a wide variety of material, including plays, poems and selections from both adult and children's books.
Reader's theatre does not involve costumes or memorization. It does involve a lot of fun. The Troupe hopes to be ready to provide performances for local schools and organizations in the near future. Anyone with an interest in books or theatre is welcome to attend the next meeting on Saturday, April 22.
The next meeting of the Reader's Circle will be April 19 at 6:30 p.m. This month the group will be discussing March: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks. Books are selected a year in advance, so there is plenty of time for reading ahead. Anyone interested in reading and discussion is welcome to join this group, which meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
The following are some of the newest books available at the library.
The Bully of Bentonville: How the High Cost of Wal-Mart's Everyday Low Prices Is Hurting America by Anthony Bianco
Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing by Lorie Dechar
While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront by Kristin Henderson
Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook &Kitchen Reader by Jan Karon
Foolproof Chinese Cooking: Step by Step to Everyone's Favorite Chinese Recipes by Ken Hom
Michigan Starwatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky by Mike Lynch
Condor: To The Brink and Back-- The Life and Times of One Giant Bird by John Nielsen
Beyond Coincidence: Stories of Amazing Coincidences and The Mystery and Mathematics That Lie Behind Them by Martin Plimmer
Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bad Childhood–Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive In Spite of an Unhappy Childhood by Laura Schlessinger
Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and A World On the Brink by David Margolick