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 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.
The Housekeeper and the Professor
Wednesday, May 20, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, May 21, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
He is a brilliant mathematics professor whose memory lasts precisely 80 minutes. She is the tenth housekeeper assigned to the professor. Root is her baseball-loving son. In a shabby cottage, a shared joy of learning will transcend all obstacles and a new family will blossom in this enchanting tale by Yoko Ogawa.
A Painted House
Wednesday, April 15, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, April 16, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In an unpainted farm house in Arkansas, seven-year-old Luke Chandler dreams of one day playing for his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals. The harsh realities of farm llife along with the racial and cultural tensions of the 1950s, however, fill young Luke's days. In a departure from his legal thrillers, John Grisham offers a rich and moving journey through rural America.
Left to Tell
Wednesday, March 18, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, March 19, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In 1994, Immaculee Ilibagiza and seven other women huddled silently in the tiny bathroom of a local pastor's home for 91 days while the horrors of the Rwandan genocide descended upon her beloved country and its people. Ms. Ilibagiza's memoir chronicles this tragic and violent piece of history, while simultaneously being a testament to the power of faith, fortitude, and forgiveness.