Classic Book Club

“Classic” books are classic for a reason – their literary excellence transcends passing fads, and they continue to engage readers generation after generation. If there are classics you have always meant to read “someday,” or if you read them in school before you were ready to appreciate them, now is the time to enjoy them with other adult readers.

Discussion groups will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every other month. Anyone is welcome to attend any session, but advanced registration is required if you would like the library to reserve you a book. Register here!

In 2018, we are exploring “classically funny” titles. So if your memory of classic literature is all doom and gloom, this may be the perfect year to join us for a look at the lighter side.

 

Next Meeting: October 9, 2018

Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis

With a wit as sharp as a vodka stinger and a heart as free as her spirit, Auntie Mame burst onto the literary scene in 1955–and today remains one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction.

Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis’s Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway and a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world’s most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt.

Maybe you had an Auntie Mame. Maybe you ARE an Auntie Mame. Join us in October for a lighthearted discussion!

Request a copy here

 

About Patrick Dennis (Masterworks Broadway site)

Auntie Mame’s Secret: The “Loco” in her Parentis (NPR)

 

 

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