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  • Non-fiction (including special sections on Gardening, Interior Design, Home, Cooking, Travel, and recently purchased titles)
  • Fiction (including new best-sellers)
  • Audio Books on CD (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Movies and Television on DVD
  • Large-Print Books
  • Periodicals (over 70 titles ranging from news commentary to popular interest)
  • Newspapers (Portland Press Herald, Boston Globe, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post)

Programs

 Reader’s Circle – Spring 2019

Please note that our meeting day is a ThursdayAll meetings are at 7:00 pm at 215 Main Street unless otherwise noted.
Registration is not required.

Thursday, February 28:
White Houses by Amy Bloom

Thursday, March 28:
The Abbot’s Tale by Conn Iggulden

Thursday, April 25:
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Thursday, June 27:
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


Want to start your own book club?

MML has up to ten copies of the following titles available in convenient totes, to be checked out as a group:

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
The World to Come by Dara Horn
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Birds in Fall by Brad Kessler
Trapeze by Simon Mawer
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
The Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


What will you read next?

If you’ve discovered a book that you like and are looking for something similar, try the following web sites for ideas:

  • whatshouldireadnext.com This site lists other titles by the same author as well as books that you may like within the same genre.
  • gnooks.com This site offers an interesting “Map of Literature” as well as suggestions of similar authors.
  • GoodReads This site offers users a bookshelf to organize books they are currently reading as well as books to be read.
  • NextReads This site offers users the chance to sign up for a weekly newsletter of reading suggestions in their favorite reading generic social posteric social poster