Adult Programs

The Mammen Family Public Library offers a variety of programs aimed at meeting the leisure learning needs of our community.  Our programming is primarily funded through the generosity of the Mammen Family Foundation, through a generous donation for the library name opportunity during the 2017-2019 expansion, and designated those funds be used solely to provide programming for the community.  We expect the funds to last between 20-40 years.

We have both ongoing classes, such as ESL, GED, book clubs and language learning, as well as art, craft and maker classes.  Please see our calendar for more information.

Book Clubs

The library hosts several book clubs run by the members.  Some have limitations on the number of participants but some are open to all. Please check under the heading for availability.

This club has openings, please email if you are interested in joining.

Books for 2022:

Feb 1 – CleopatraStacy Schiff

Mar 1 – The Four Winds, Kristin Hannah

Apr 5 – Lightening Strike, William Kent Krueger

May 3 – The Midnight Library, Matt Haig

Jun 7 – The Foundling, Paul Joseph Fronczak

Jul 5 – The Personal Librarian, Marie Benedict, Victoria C. Murry

Aug 2 – Sooley, John Grisham

Sep 6 – The Magnificent Dappled Sea, David Biro

Oct 4 – The Plot, Jean Korelitz

Nov 1 – The Storyteller’s Secret, Sejal Badani

Dec 6 – American Rust, Philipp Meyer

This club is currently full.  Please check back for availability.

Books for 2022:
January – The Four Winds, Kristin Hannah
February – Doll Baby, Laura Lane McNeil
March – The Extra Ordinary Life of Sam Hell, Robert Dugoni
April – The Dearly Beloved, Cara Wall
May – Anxious People, Fredrik Backman
June – Apples Never Fall , Liane Moriarty

This club is open to everyone.

2021 Book Selections:

January — An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff

February — Beyond Believing by D. D. Marx

March — Hamnet by Maggie O’Farell

April — The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

May — How to Walk Away by Kathrine Center

June — The River by Peter Heller

July — 1776 by David McCullough

August — Friendship Bread by Darien Gee

September — The Artic Fury by Greer Macallister

October — Creek of Bones by Chris Gregoire

November — The Residence by Kate Anderson

December — The Guest List by Lucy Foley

This club is currently full.  Please check back for availability.

2022 Book Selections:

January — Where the Forest Meets the Stars, Glendy Vanderah

February — The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

March — The Lincoln Highway, Amor Towles

April — Maid: Hard work, low pay and a Mother’s will to survive, Stephanie Land

May — Send for Me, Lauren Fox

June — Death Comes to the Archbishop, Willa Cather

July — Three Sisters, Heather Morris

August — Midnight Library, Matt Haig

September — Be Frank with Me, Julia Claiborn Johnson

October —  Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty

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