Thursday Evening Book Club

Thursday Evening Bookclub


January Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

February Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

March A Risk Worth Taking by Robin Pilcher

April Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

May Animal Farm by George Orwell

June The Boy In the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

July Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas

August Gray Mountain by John Grisham

September Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Bakerkline

October China Dolls by Lisa See

November Death in Holy Orders by P. D. James

December A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg


January And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

February Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

March Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas

April Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

May The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

June The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts

July Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

August The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

September The Room by Emma Donahue

October The Amber Room by Steve Berry

November What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

December Christmas Train by David Baldacci


January A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

February The Great Gatsby by F. S. Fitzgerald

March Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly

April The Worst Hard Time: Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

May Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen

June What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

July Behind the Beautiful Forever by Katherine Boo

August The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

September The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

October The Poison Wood Bible by Barbara Kingsolves

November The Showmaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

December A Christmas Visitor by Anne Perry


January Every Last Ones by Anna Quindlen

February For Whom the Bell Tolls by E. Hemingway

March The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

April A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

May Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

June Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

July The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

August This is Where I leave You by Jonathon Tropper

September Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

October Maisie Dabbs by Jacqueline Winspear

November Lady of the Rivers by Phillipa Gregory

December A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid


January The Help by Kathryn Stockett

February The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

March Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

April Made in the U. S. A. by Billie Letts

May Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

June The ThornBirds by Colleen McCollough

July The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

August Sarah’s Key by Tatiana Rosnay

September The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

October Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

November The Moth by Catherine Burns

December The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Monday Evening “Cozy” Book Club

Monday Evening “Cozy” Book Club


January Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

February Wish List by Gern Michaels

March The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman

April Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickerdon

May The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

June Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

July Running Wild by Linda Howard

August Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

September Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout

October A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

November Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

December Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier


January Unbroken by Laura Hidebound

February Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

March Prospect Street by Emilie Richards

April Murder on the Orient Express by Agartha Christi

May Ant Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

June Guilt by Jonathon Kellerman

July A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

August The Scent of Rain And Lightning by Nancy Pickard

September Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks

October Ice Cream Queen of Orchard St by Sarah Jane Gilman

November Shanghai Girls by Olisa see

December Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meir


January One Day by David Nicholas

February A Cold Day for Murder

March Good Night Nobody by Jennifer Weiner

April Wish List by Fern Nicholas

May The Best of Me Nicholas Sparks

June Sea Change By Roby B. Parker

July Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

August Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson

September The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

October Cold Blooded by Lisa Jackson

November Double Shot by Diane

December Gingerbread Cookie murder by Joanne Fluke


January Bet Me By Jennifer Crusie

February A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

March Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

April Crazy Ladies of Pearl Street by Trevaniar

May Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

June Agatha Raisin and the Villainous vet by M.C. Beaton

July Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

August Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

September While I’m falling by Laura Moriarty

October 1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber

November I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

December Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich


January The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

February The help by Kathryn Stokett

March Royal Flushes by Rhys Bowen

April Agatha Raisin and the Villainous vet by M.C. Beaton

May Wedding Bells by Haywood Smith

June Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro

July Lincoln Lawyer by Michel Connelly

August Deeper Than Dead by Tami Hoag

September One for the money by Janet Evanovich

October Major Pettigrew’s last stand by Helen Simson

November Harvest by Tess Gerritsen

December Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber

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What’s Happening at the Library

National Poetry Month

April was National Poetry Month, for those of you who didn’t know. We celebrated here at the library by displaying poetry books for all ages and holding a poetry contest. In this contest you had to use the titles on the spines of books to make up a poem (limit 4-6 books). It went pretty slowly for the first week, but then one morning I was astounded to see my inbox flooded with them. Apparently a local teacher had come across the contest and encouraged her students to enter. The poems were amazing! Ranging from hilarious to dire warnings about the future of our planet.

Our judges were hard pressed to pick just one poem to win. It was impossible. So we decided that instead of just one winner, we’d give prizes to first and second place, as well as two “honorable mentions”. Even then it was hard to choose as everyone had different favorites. But here are the final choices!

First Prize went to “The Triumph of Survival”


Second Prize went to “The Trouble with Animals”

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Poem: “Pardon?” Said The Giraffe

What Are You Doing In My Bed?

I’m Really Sorry

Animals Do The Strangest Things

And our two “honorable mentions” were:



Poem: War, Terrible War

My Chlidhood Under Fire

Into a New Country

Built To Last


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Poem: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Dirt on My Shirt

“Don’t Make Me Count to Three!”

The Blessing of Little Boys

We hope everyone enjoyed the contest! May is National Pet Month, so in honor of that we’re doing “Pets Caught Reading.” Does your beloved companion love to nibble on a good story? Take a picture and send it in for a chance to win a great prize! Look at our event links for instructions.

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See What APL Friends Do

Friends 2019 Annual Report

APL Friends contribute to the library in numerous ways:

  • Raise money primarily with Friends memberships and by collecting, sorting, and selling used books:
    • Spring and fall sales held at the library
    • Online sales
    • Friends book shelf in the library
  • The funds are used to partially or totally support activities and programs such as:
    • Summer Reading
    • Special Summer Family Events
    • Children’s Tea Parties
    • Games and Maker Kits
    • American Girl Dolls lending
  • The funds are also used to partially or totally fill gaps in the library’s budget for a variety of needs such as:
    • Patio furniture
    • Star Wars special event
    • Peace Corps special event
    • LEGO Club

Our volunteers help with events like those listed above and provide essential services like working the front desk, shelving books, and providing professional expertise such as graphics and marketing.

We welcome new ideas, all donations, new members, and especially new friends!

For more information, visit the Friends page.


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