The Cascade library is currently affiliated with two community book-clubs: “The Cascade Library Book Club” (sometimes referred to as “Let’s Talk About It) and “Another Kind of Book Club.” If you have questions about attending or joining either club, please contact the library at (208) 382-4757 or [email protected]
The Cascade Library Book Club (aka Let’s Talk About It)
The group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1:00. Currently the Club is meeting at the Cultural Arts Center. Books are chosen for the entire year in advance, based on group consensus. The Cascade Library will ensure that at least one copy of each month’s book is available to check out. Additional copies may be available through Inter-Library Loan System, although some attendees choose to purchase the book. Attendees rotate the responsibility of leading the book discussion and often discussion questions are found through the Library or on the Internet.
Let’s Talk About It – 2021
- January: The Princess Bride, William Goldman. 512 pg.
- February: Wanderlust: The Amazing Ida Pfeiffer, the First Female Tourist, John van Wyhe. 324 pg.
- March: The Rosie Project, Graeme Simison. 259 pg.
- April: Circe, Madeline Miller. 416 pg.
- May: An Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd. 400 pg.
- June: The Beekeeper of Aleppo, Christy Lefteri. 337 pg.
- July: Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate. 354 pg.
- August: Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier. 416 pg.
- September: The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey. 386 pg.
- October: The Bright Edge of the World, Eowyn Ivey. 413 pg.
- November: The Piano Tuner, Daniel Mason. 336 pg.
- December*: Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life, Lori Ginzberg. 272 pg.
- * This is an extra book in the event that we meet in December, 2021.
Another Kind of Book Club
Unlike most book clubs, the format for AKOBC is more open ended, not asking everyone to read and discuss a particular selection, but to join with a small group who discuss the books they are presently reading. Not restricted to any one genre, the talk allows a person to hold forth to explain a favorite novel or non-fiction work presently being read or of recent reading. One can praise a work or critique it, no retrictions apply. The time of each meeting is the Third Thursday of each month, at 6:00pm and currently meets at the Cultural Arts Center. The idea is for Valley County residents to meet and to share their enjoyment of books so that we may learn the variety of literature our community are enjoying.
Each month, AKOBC emails the library a summary of their meeting, including books discussed and recommended.
Recent reading includes: “Salvage the Bones” by Jesamyn Ward, “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware, “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles, “The Emissary” by Yoko Tawada, “1776” by David McCullough, “The Swerve” by Stephen Greenblatt, “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail” by Ben Montgomery, “Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach,”The Great Fall” by Peter Handke.