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
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: Lincoln in the Bardo  by George Saunders
May 25th: Tru & Nelle by Greg Neri
June 29th: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  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. Book cover for Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Book cover for Tru & Nelle By Greg Neri. Book cover for Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.
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
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
July 16th: TBA
Book cover for Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith. Book cover for Agatha Christie's novel Murder on the Orient Express. 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
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
July 9th: TBA
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.
February 1st: Breaking Creed by Alex Kava or Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
March 1st: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
April 5th: The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
May 3rd: Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner
June 7th: Wish You Well by David Baldacci
July 5th: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Book cover for Alex Kava's Breaking Creed - February's book club selection for the Montvale Library. Book cover for Agatha Christie's novel Murder on the Orient Express. Book cover for Nicola Yoon's novel Everything, Everything. Book cover for Anita Shreve's The Stars Are Fire. Book cover for Lisa Gardner's Touch & Go. Book cover for David Baldacci's Wish You Well. Book cover for Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
The Montvale Public Library is located at 11575 Lynchburg Salem TPK., Montvale, VA 24122.  For more information call us at 540-425-7006.