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Part of the Orono Public Library's large, accessible children's selection
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The Orono Public Library offers comfortable seating and great lighting
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Book Groups

Tuesday Readers (formerly Friday Reflective Readers)

Meet on the third Tuesday of the month. Led by group participants & future titles TBA! 

September 15 My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult


Wednesday Book Group (formerly Thursday Thoughtful Readers) on the third Wednesday of the month.  Participant led, the group will gather on September 16 to talk about Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson.

Upcoming Titles:

October 21 Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

November 18 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

December 16 The Giver by Lois Lowry



Maine Readers Choice 2015 Book Group

Third Tuesday of the Summer Months at 5:30 p.m.

We are reading and discussing the three finalists:

  • Redeployment by Phil Klay on 5/19/15 at Family Dog
  • Euphoria by Lily King on 7/14/15 at Family Dog
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr on 8/18/15 at The Family Dog!

Call us with any questions at 866-5060! Anyone is welcome to join!



Books to Movies -Spring 2015

Read the book then come to the library and watch the movie - Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

We'll provide the refreshments - conversation to follow the movie viewing. Order your book today! 

January 20 -  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

February 17 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

March 17  - The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry

April 21 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett


Tuesday Readers (formerly Friday Reflective Readers) 

The Tuesday Readers enjoy titles selected by members and meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 10.  The group will meet December 16 at 10 a.m. to discuss Wednesday's Child by Rhea Cote Robbins.  The January 20 book selection is Euphoria by Lily King.

Join the discussion.  Everyone welcome!

The Thursday Thoughtful Readers- on Wednesdays.  New day and TIME on the third Thursday of the month.  Participant led, the group will gather again on December 18 to talk about Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. The January 15 book is The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.

Upcoming Titles:

February 19 The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

March 19 The Plague by Albert Camus

April 16 The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean Domonique Bauby

May 21 Wit: A Play by Margaret Edson

All groups meet in the Community Room of the Library. Books may be ordered on-line  or from the library, 866-5060.   The groups are open to all and readers from surrounding towns are welcome to join.  




SUMMER 2014! Maine Readers Choice Book Group





Tuesdays (2x a month) at 5:30pm - we'll meet at the Brew Pub - hor d'oeuvres on us and 2 for one pizza night (if you choose)

April 1: Tenth of December

April 15: The Golem and the Jinni

May 6: Benediction

May 20: The Hired Man

June 3: Ordinary Grace

Note date change June 17: The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope  

Note date change July 1:  The Goldfinch 

July 15: Visitation Street

July 29: The Silver Star

Aug 12 : TransAtlantic