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.
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.
Here If You Need Me
Wednesday, December 17, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, December 18, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Kate Braestrup shares the story of her life - wife turned widow, mother, seminary student, and the first chaplain with the Maine Game Warden Service. This memoir is equal parts police procedural, travelogue, and spiritual guidebook. Intrigued? The author's second memoir was also published to enthusiastic reviews and was followed by a volume of spiritual reflections.
Wednesday, November 19, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, November 20, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In John Boyne's powerful novel, twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler finally finds the courage to recount the horrific details of his experiences in the gruesome trenches of France in The Great War and the intensity of his bond with the man who fought at his side.
Wednesday, October 15, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, October 16, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Hank, a wounded veteran, returns to the North Carolina family homestead where his sister Laurel continues to live, despite rumors and threats from the local community. When Walter mysteriously appears in the Appalachian backwoods, Laurel begins to dream of a life beyond the cove in this haunting novel from Ron Rash.