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Books on Tap: 2018


Books on Tap

PDL & the Liberty Street Brewing Co. host this monthly book club, meeting to talk books, socialize and kick back with a cold one.  Meetings take place at Liberty Street Brewery at 149 W. Liberty Street, in the heart Plymouth’s Old Village.  Copies of the book on deck are available at the library check-out desk.  Cheers!


undergroundrailroadThursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize (2017) and the National Book Award for Fiction (2017), The Underground Railroad invents a literal railroad underground, complete with engineers, conductors, tracks, and tunnels, for slaves to use for escape to the North. We follow Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, and Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia who tells Cora about the station. The two make plans to risk everything and escape.



artoffielding Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

At Westish College Henry Skrimshander is the star shortstop destined for greatness until it all goes horribly wrong. College President (and Melville scholar) Guert Affenlight has fallen unexpectedly in love; Henry’s best friend, Mike Schwartz is wrestling with his own mishandling of his baseball career; Owen Dunne, Henry’s roommate, has become involved in a secretive affair;  and Affenlight’s daughter, Pella, is starting over. Not merely a baseball novel, The Art of Fielding is a literary endeavor about ambition, family, friendship and love.




AnnihilationThursday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

This is the twelfth expedition to Area X, a place that has been cut off for decades. The first twelve expeditions ended under varying suspicious circumstances. The twelfth expedition must map the terrain, collect specimens, record observations, unravel the mystery of Area X, and avoid contamination. The first in a stunning trilogy about won a Nebula Award for best novel in 2014.




SenseandSensibilityThursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen

When their father dies and leaves his estate to his son from his first marriage, The three Dashwood sisters and their mother must leave their home and move to a small cottage with meager income. Elinor, the oldest, is more reserved and sensible about love than her younger sister, Marianne, who is an emotional romantic, eager for romance and marriage. Needing to marry to secure their futures, the girls support each other as they navigate love and heartache.

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