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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.

February Meeting

on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 2:07pm

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.

January Meeting

on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 5:17pm

The Book of Lost Fragrances

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

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

Is perfume the stuff of poetry, capable of eliciting dreams...or nothing more than a bit of oil and alcohol to mask unpleasant scents? Shifting between characters and eras, author M.J. Rose takes us back to ancient Egypt, up through the French Reign of Terror, to modern day Tibet, New York, and Paris in a suspenseful tale that combines history and science with metaphysics, mystery, and romance.

December Meeting

on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 2:37pm

The Age of Miracles

Wednesday, December 16, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

or Thursday, December 17, 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Life is good in southern California for young Julia and her family. Being on time for soccer practice, mowing the lawn, shopping for groceries are routine worries...until the earth's rotation begins to slow. As the days and nights grow longer and longer, Julia wonders if life will ever be the same as before "the slowing." In her debut novel, Karen Thompson Walker tells a tale both beautiful and frightening.

November Meeting

on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 3:21pm

Our Souls at Night

Wednesday, November 18, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

or Thursday, November 19, 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Long time neighbors Addie Moore and Louis Waters are approaching the twilight of their lives. As they try to lighten the loneliness to which they are so accustomed, a delicate relationship develops despite the objections of some friends and family. Author Kent Haruf's final novel is a beautiful testament to the power of love at all ages.