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.
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.
Only Time Will Tell
Wednesday, February 18, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, February 19, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Long-buried family secrets fuel tales of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal in this epic family tale from Jeffrey Archer. In this first volume, travel from working-class England in WWI to the bustling streets of 1940s New York City. Is Harry Clifton the son of a dockworker or the firstborn son of a wealthy family who owns a shipping line? Be prepared for edge of your seat twists and turns as Harry's story is revealed throughout the four remaining books in this series.
My Brilliant Friend
Wednesday, January 21, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, January 22, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In post-war Italy, Lila and Elena grow from girlhood to adolescence under poor and unforgiving circumstances. The two childhood friends rely heavily on each other as they come to terms with living in a community where joy and strife walk hand in hand. Is their bond unbreakable? Follow their stories in author Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novel series.