February Book Groups

A little something for everyone: three new book groups are meeting at the library this month.

Parent-Child Book Group

Saturday, February 10th at 1:00 pm

Monthly book group for readers in grades 4-6 and their parents. This month’s book is Eggs by Jerry Spinelli, a quirky and moving novel about two very complicated children. They forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives.

Books are available through the library, or from the Norwich Bookstore at a 20% discount. Questions? Email Children’s Librarian Beth Reynolds.

Novel Medicine

Wednesdays, February 14th & 28th, at 12:00 pm

After Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain, she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It would take her eight years to fully recover.

For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. Her account provides a valuable recovery guide for those affected by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.

Books are available on loan from the library in advanceDiscussions are moderated by Dartmouth Health Connect Health Coach Lisa Low Cadow. Dr. Laura Duncan will be present at one of the discussions.


Mondays, February 19th, March 5th, March 19th, and April 9th, at 7:00 pm

Four-part discussion of Herman Melville’s classic novel, led by Dartmouth professor of English Suzanne Brown. Books are available on loan in advance at the library circulation desk. A Vermont Humanities Council series hosted by the Friends of Norwich Public Library.