Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith





THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

7:OO 

Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State's obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer-and a country where "crime" doesn't exist. This bestselling first installment of a trilogy by Smith was adapted for film in 2015.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

September 1, 2016


7:00 pm



Travis Shaw is a ladies' man who thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland is a feisty medical student who's preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend. Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they're willing to go to keep the hope of love alive. The 2016 film adaptation stars Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer.

The discussion group centers on books that were made into movies. 
Adult patrons are invited to read or listen to the book or
 watch the movie and join us for a lively discussion on the 
First Thursday of every month
 Come to the library and enjoy refreshments and
a chance to meet with fellow book lovers.
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Or by calling the library (419) 586-4442.


Friday, July 8, 2016

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin


AUGUST 4, 2016

7:00 PM




Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm Toibin's novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself. Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the years following WWII. Though skilled at bookkeeping, she cannot find a job in the miserable Irish economy. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America — to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood "just like Ireland" — she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. The highly acclaimed film adaptation was released in 2015 with Nick Hornsby writing the screenplay and starring Saoirse Ronan.

The discussion group centers on books that were made into movies. 
Adult patrons are invited to read or listen to the book or
 watch the movie and join us for a lively discussion on the 
First Thursday of every month
 Come to the library and enjoy refreshments and
a chance to meet with fellow book lovers.
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Friday, June 3, 2016

ROOM by Emma Donogue

Room
By
Emma Donoghue


July 7, 2016
























Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another. The 2015 screen adaptation garnered many rewards including the 2016 Best Actress Oscar which went to Brie Larson for her role as the mother.

The discussion group centers on books that were made into movies. 
Adult patrons are invited to read the book, listen to the book or
 watch the movie and join us for a lively discussion on the 
First Thursday of every month
 Come to the library and enjoy refreshments and
a chance to meet with fellow book lovers.
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or by calling the library (419) 586-4442.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson



June 2, 2016

7:00 pm




The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. The 2015 film adaptation stars Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson.
The discussion group centers on books that were made into movies. 
Adult patrons are invited to read the book, listen to the book or
 watch the movie and join us for a lively discussion on the 
First Thursday of every month
 Come to the library and enjoy refreshments and
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or by calling the library (419) 586-4442.

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


May 5, 2016

7:00 pm


In The Fault in Our Stars, John Green has created a soulful novel that tackles big subjects--life, death, love--with the perfect blend of levity and heart-swelling emotion. Hazel is sixteen, with terminal cancer, when she meets Augustus at her kids-with-cancer support group. The two are kindred spirits, sharing an irreverent sense of humor and immense charm, and watching them fall in love even as they face universal questions of the human condition--How will I be remembered? Does my life, and will my death, have meaning?--has a raw honesty that is deeply moving. The moving  film adaptation was released in 2014.

The discussion group centers on books that were made into movies. 
Adult patrons are invited to read the book, listen to the book or
 watch the movie and join us for a lively discussion on the 
First Thursday of every month
 Come to the library and enjoy refreshments and
a chance to meet with fellow book lovers.
Pre-register at the desk, emailing connieg@mercerlibrary.org
or by calling the library (419) 586-4442.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee



Thursday

April 7, 2016


7:00 pm













In memory of Harper Lee we are revisiting this classic published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The classic film starring Gregory Peck is always worth watching again! This is also an opportunity to read “Go Set a Watchman, “the only other novel Ms. Lee wrote, which was released last year.
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Book Discussion Group with a Twist! 
The discussion group centers on books that were made into movies. 
Adult patrons are invited to read the book, listen to the book or
 watch the movie and join us for a lively discussion on the 
First Thursday of every month
 Come to the library and enjoy refreshments and
a chance to meet with fellow book lovers.
Pre-register at the desk, emailing connieg@mercerlibrary.org
or by calling the library (419) 586-4442.