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Lunchtime Book Club

Do you enjoy making new friends, mingling with others, and meeting like-minded people? Are you open to reading more or even reading books that you might not normally choose? If so, a book club may be the perfect social outing. We can't wait to meet you!

Lunchtime Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday at 12:00. Copies of all book club selections are available for checkout at the library.

Currently Reading

April 20 at 12:00

Cover ArtThe World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
A funny, book-obsessed kid, Josh Hanagarne was born to Mormon parents in rural Utah. He plotted escape to Piers Anthony's magical land of Xanth, freaked himself out with Stephen King's Pet Sematary, and fell feverishly in love with Fern from E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. Large for his age, Josh was playing the role of Tree in his elementary school play when he suddenly started twitching uncrontrollably. Turns out the tree had Tourette Syndrome. By the time Josh turned twenty, his tics had become too drastic to ignore. Desperate for liberation, Josh tried all possible treatments- well-intentioned chiropractic massage from a future convict; antipsychotic drugs that left him in a fog; even Botox injected directly into his vocal cords to paralyze them, which left him voiceless for two years. The results were dismal. As his tics worsened, the list of casualties grew- Josh's relationship with his girlfriend, his Mormon mission, his college career, countless jobs, his sense of self, and - slowly but relentlessly - his faith. It turned out to be weight lifting that proved the most lasting relief, as Josh learned to 'throttle' his tics into submission in the weight room. Under guidance from an eccentric, autistic strongman - and former Air Force tech sergeant and prison guard in Iraq - Josh quickly went from lifting dumbbells and barbells to performing increasingly elaborate feats (like rolling up frying pans and bending spikes). What started as a hobby became an entire way of life - and an effective way of managing his disorder. At an imposing 6' 7' and literally incapable of sitting still, Josh is certainly not your average librarian. He is an aspiring strongman, bookish nerd, twitchy guy with Tourette Syndrome, devoted family man, and tearer of phone books. A tall, thin paradox in thick glasses. Funny and offbeat, The World's Strongest Librariantraces this unlikely hero as he attempts to overcome his disability, navigate his wavering faith, find love, and create a life worth living.

Reading Schedule

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult

Educated by Tara Westover