Chapters, a book discussion group for adults, had its first meeting in the fall of 1995. Many years and many titles later, the WMTL Chapters group is still reading, meeting, and talking!
Join Chapters for a morning or an evening discussion. Copies of the selected title are available for checkout each month. Along with a copy of the book, Chapters members receive a summary of the story, a brief background of the author, and an invitation to record a favorite quote for sharing at the following month's meeting.
To join Chapters, please call 973-728-2822, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop at the Adult/Teen Services desk.
Click here for a list of past Chapters selections.
H Is for Hawk
Wednesday, May 18, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, May 19, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Overcome with grief after the death of her father, author and falconer Helen Macdonald retreats from everyday life until she adopts Mabel...a goshawk. In her powerful memoir, Macdonald finds Mabel's training to be joyful and painful, physical and emotional, and ultimately life-changing.
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
Wednesday, April 20, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, April 21, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
In Tiffany Baker's debut novel, two sisters lead completely separate lives. Teased mercilessly for her physique, Truly is forced into a life of poverty, while Serena's perfection gains her a life of privilege. But when Serena unexpectedly vanishes, everything changes, and Truly unearths mysterious family secrets that lead to her true calling.
Wednesday, March 16, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, March 17, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange's iconic photograph of Florence Owens Thompson during the Great Depression, graces the cover of this compelling historical novel. From this unforgettable photograph, author Marisa Silver creates a sweeping story capturing the essence of a picture is worth a thousand words.
The Children Act
Wednesday, February 17, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, February 18, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Retreating from her own personal problems, Family Judge Fiona Maye is immersed in casework when she meets seventeen-year-old Adam whose very life is dependent upon her ruling in court. Adam's fixation on Fiona following the trial propels her to try and re-instate the professional boundaries that she has unintentionally allowed to crumble. Ian McEwan's latest novel tells a poignant story of relationships, judgments, and unexpected consequences.