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Books Sandwiched In (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

A book club between the Mystic & Noank Library and the Mystic YMCA. This book club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 PM. Email or call the Ocean Community YMCA at (860) 536-3575 for more information.

May 25 Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Previous titles: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

History Book Discussion Group (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

The History Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 on Zoom. All readers are welcome to join.  The Library works to provide copies of the books being discussed. Copies of the current selection are available at the front desk.  You must email Dana Semeraro to get the Zoom link

August 9  The State of Jones, by Sally Jenkins & John Stauffer (first half of the book)

September 13 The State of Jones (last half of the book)

Previous titles: The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street, The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A RevolutionA Woman of No Importance, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, Empire: How Spain Became a World Power, The Invention of Nature, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain, by Maria Rosa Menocal, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, by Edward E. Baptist, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, by George Packer 

CLAMs (Classic Literature At Mystic) (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

Classic Literature At Mystic (CLAMS) is a group of readers who want to engage in conversation about literature of various genres considered to be "classics." Meetings take place on Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00pm.  Titles are chosen by majority vote. This group is open to the public. For more information, please contact Sally Salancy:, or inquire at the circulation desk.

June 14 & 28 We will continue discussing The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

August 9 & 23 We will begin discussing Charterhouse of Parma, by Stendahl

Previous titles: The Leopard, To the Lighthouse, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Walden & Civil Disobedience, Swann's Way, Don Quixote, War and Peace,100 Years of Solitude, Middlemarch, Aura, King Henry V, Can You Forgive Her, Great Expectations, Hamlet, Song of Soloman, As I Lay Dying, Magic Mountain, Twelfth Night, Chekhov Short Stories I, Tom Jones, Candide, The Brothers Karamazov, Chekhov Short Stories II, Beloved