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About Chapters...

on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 9:53am

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, or stop at the Adult/Teen Services desk.

Click here for a list of past Chapters selections.

July Meeting

on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:34pm

Wednesday, July 20, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

or Thursday, July 21, 7:00-7:45 p.m.

In 1891 on the island of O'ahu, five-year-old Rachel Kalama is surrounded by the beauty of land and sea, from the majesty of Diamond Head to the white-capped waves at Waikiki. Rachel's innocent life, however, is forever changed when she is separated from her family, forced to leave Honolulu, and banished to the island of Moloka'i. In this debut novel, author Alan Brennert beautifully brings to life a heartbreaking chapter of our history.

June Meeting

on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 2:44pm

Wednesday, June 15, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

or Thursday, June 16, 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Following an arranged marriage in India, Ashima and Ashoke Ganguli begin a new life together in America. Their first-born child Gogol, however, struggles to balance the values and customs of old with all that is new in the land of opportunity. Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri tells a tender yet universal story of family, loyalty, and love.

May Meeting

on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:31am

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.

April Meeting

on Wed, 03/23/2016 - 3:35pm

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.