Current Owl Book Group Selection

The Mother Tongue book cover

The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

Friday, December 20th @ 10:30am

With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can’t), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world’s largest growth industries.

Book Club Kits

Our kits make hosting your own book club easier than ever. Each kit includes 8-10 copies of a book, background information about the author, sample discussion questions and more!  Kits are available for loan throughout the county, and have a six week checkout period.

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Owl Book Group Schedule 2019-2020

Our library book club typically meets on the last Friday of each month at 10:30 am. Newcomers welcome!

July 26, 2019 – The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

August 30, 2019 – Becoming by Michelle Obama

September 27, 2019 – The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

October 25, 2019 – Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

November 22, 2019 – Honey in the Horn by H. L. Davis

December 20, 2019 – The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

January 31, 2020 – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

February 28, 2020 – The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

March 27, 2020 – Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

April 24, 2020 – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

May 29, 2020 – Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

June 26, 2020 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Past Owl Book Group Selections