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.
The Sandcastle Girls
Wednesday, October 14, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, October 15, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Wealthy young American Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Syria in 1915 to provide volunteer medical aid to refugees of the Armenian genocide. There, she befriends Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. Steeped in author Chris Bohjalian's Armenian heritage, this sweeping historical love story toggles between Elizabeth in 1915 and her granddaughter in 2012 New York.
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Wednesday, September 16, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, September 17, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Jeannette Walls introduced readers to her eccentric parents in her bestselling memoir The Glass Castle. Now, meet Grandmother Lily Casey Smith - a spirited, plainspoken, and unconventional woman born in 1901 in west Texas. Lily's stories are simple, strong, and vividly bring to life a woman who was truly ahead of her time.
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, July 16, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of the New York Times bestseller Half the Sky, offer an impassioned yet practical account about making a difference, in your corner of the world or in every corner of the world. This stirring call to action may just awaken the everyday hero in each of us.
The Hundred-Year House
Wednesday, June 17, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, June 18, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Laurelfield was once an art colony for writers,artists, dancers, and musicians. Doug, an unemployed academic in search of a book deal, and his wife Zee, a Marxist literary scholar, take up residence in Laurelfield's carriage house hoping to unlock the secrets of the one-hundred-year-old estate in author Rebecca Makkai's clever and compelling novel.