Lunchtime Book Discussion Group meets from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Patrons are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and enjoy a lively and spirited discussion of the month’s book selection. The meetings are held in the Artesia Public Library meeting room. The book is available in multiple formats at the library. Should you need special assistance, please inform library staff and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.
•January 16, 2023 Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr •February 20, 2023 I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith •March 20, 2023 The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis •April 17, 2023 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah •May 15, 2023 Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley •June 19, 2023 The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan •July 17, 2023 Queen of Our Times by Robert Harrison •August 21, 2023 Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt •September 18, 2023 The Rose Code by Kate Quinn •October 16, 2023 When All is Said by Anne Griffin •November 20, 2023 The Wish by Nicholas Sparks •December 18, 2023 Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran
Crafty Kitch Lit Read and Feed is a Book Discussion Group dedicated to foods and crafting. Each month the book selection has a food theme. This group meets the last Thursday of the month (with exceptions for holiday closures) from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The book is available in multiple formats at the library and on Libby. Should you need special assistance, please inform library staff and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Feel free to do a craft to keep your hands occupied while your mouth and brain discuss the latest foodie book. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.
•January 26, 2023 Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguch •February 23, 2023 Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray •March 30, 2023 Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent •April 27, 2023 Delicious! by Ruth Reichl •May 25, 2023 The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan •June 29, 2023 Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal •July 27, 2023 Love & Saffron by Kim Fay •August 31, 2023 Marrying the Ketchups by Jennifer Close •September 28, 2023 The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman •October 26, 2023 Sugar and Salt by Susan Wiggs •November 30, 2023 Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan •December 28, 2023 The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden