Did you know that several of our branches have book clubs?  The book clubs meet once a month – and if you can’t make it every month that’s fine.  You don’t have to register ahead of time just show up on the day ready to discuss that month’s selection.

Here’s a list of the upcoming books we’ll be reading…

Bedford Central Library: The Friday Breakfast Book Club meets on the Last* Friday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 AM
December 29th:  The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
January 26th: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
February 23rd: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
March 30th: The French Lieutenants Woman by John Fowles
April 27th: TBA
May 25th: TBA
June 29th: TBA
  The book cover for the Friday Breakfast Book Club's selection for December - The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon. The book cover for the Friday Breakfast Book Club's selection for February - Joseph Heller's classic novel Catch-22. The book cover for the Friday Breakfast Book Club's selection for February - A Manual For Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin The book cover for the Friday Breakfast Book Club's selection for March - the classic novel The French Lieutenants Woman by John Fowles.
The Bedford Central Library is located at 321 N. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523.  For more information about the book club call us at 540-586-8911.

Big Island Library: The Adult Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 AM
December 19th: Skipping Christmas By John Grisham
January 16th: TBA
February 20th: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
March 20th: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain 
April 17th: If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss – we will have a special visit from the author of the book at this meeting.
May 15th: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
June 19th: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Book cover for Skipping Christmas By John Grisham. The book cover for Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist - the book club selection for the Big Island Library for February 2018. The book cover Paula McLain's Circling The Sun - the book club selection for the Big Island Library for March 2018.  The book cover for local author Leah Weiss' debut novel If The Creek Don't Rise - the book club selection for the Big Island Library for April 2018. The book cover for Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried - the Big Island Library's book club selection for May 2018. The book cover for Melanie Benjamin's The Aviator's Wife - the Big Island Library's book club selection for June 2018.
The Big Island Library is located at 1111 Schooldays Rd., Big Island, VA 24526.  For more information about the book club call us at 540-425-7000 ext. 1.  The book club is sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library.

Forest Library: The Friends Of The Forest Library Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
December 11th: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
January 8th: In the Garden of Beasts:  Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
February 12th: Buried Giant by Kazou Ishiguro
March 12th: The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
April 9th: The Pearl That Broke It’s Shell by Nadia Hashimi 
May 14th:The Ladies’ Room by Carolyn Brown
June 11th: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
book cover Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie  The book cover for this month's FOFL Book Club selection: In The Garden Of Beast's by Eric Larson. The book cover for this month's FOFL Book Club selection: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. The book cover for this month's FOFL Book Club selection: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. The book cover for this month's FOFL Book Club selection: The Pearl That Broke It's Shell by Nadia Hashimi. The book cover for this month's FOFL Book Club selection: The Ladies' Room by Carolyn Brown. The book cover for this month's FOFL Book Club selection: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
The Forest Public Library is location at 15583 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551.  For more information call us at 540-425-7002.

Montvale Library: The Adult Book Club meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
December 7th: The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
January 4th: The Silent Sister By Diane Chamberlain
February 1st: Breaking Creed By Alex Kava
March 1st: TBA
April 5th: TBA
May 3rd: TBA
June 7th: TBA
The book cover for The Quiet Game by Greg Iles. The book cover for The Silent Sister By Diane Chamberlin - the January Book Club selection for Montvale. Book cover for Alex Kava's Breaking Creed - February's book club selection for the Montvale Library.
The Montvale Public Library is located at 11575 Lynchburg Salem TPK., Montvale, VA 24122.  For more information call us at 540-425-7006.