Tri-town libraries call readers together for joint bookclub

Jan 16, 2019

The three tri-town libraries are all on the SAILS network, so they already share books, but now they are making an effort to coordinate programs around a common book.

The tri-town libraries recently announced a new program: One Book, Tri-Town. The book club will discuss The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro leading up to a visit by the author on Sunday, May 19 at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. 

Copies of the novel in various formats will be available from each of the three libraries.

The libraries will lead up to the author visit with a diverse series of events beginning in February. On Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 PM at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, there will be a book and movie discussion on John Steinbeck’s prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath

Copies of the book will be available at the three libraries for pickup. Tri-town residents who would like to take part in this program and to reserve a copy of Grapes of Wrath, call a library to register, or go to the Events Calendar on the Plumb Library website, and register there.

Other programs include a 1930’s folk song sing-along on March 17; a showing of the film Pollack on March 20; a concert of music by WPA composers by pianist Leslie Amper in April, and more. 

This program is supported in part by grants from the tri-town cultural councils. The Friends of Plumb Library, and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library will also provide support.