Exploring Our World Through
Get to know those in your community who share your love of reading! Our Adult Book Club meets every month to discuss a book the whole group has read. It’s a way to expand your horizons by sharing perspectives in the spirit of understanding one another.
Adult Book Club Meets on the Second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm
The Chester County Library book club started in November of 2005 and our members have read a wide array of titles. We explore titles new and old, fiction and nonfiction, and all genres.
You can attend either in person at the Library or online via WebEx.
We’d love for you to join us in book club! You just need to register by clicking the button below (or calling the Library at 731-989-4673) and let us know how you’d like to receive your book.
There are three ways to receive books. Check those out (see what we did there?) in the section below.
Want to see what titles we have previously read? Click here.
Next Book Club Meeting Info:
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 5:30 pm
Location: Chester County Public Library
Book: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey (2020)
I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
It’s a love letter. To life.
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
Picture and description courtesy of Amazon.
How Do I Receive a Book for Book Club?
There are three available options for receiving books. You can change your option choice at any time.
Buy at Your Favorite Retailer
You can purchase the book at your favorite bookstore or online retailer.
Borrow Through Interlibrary Loan
This will allow you to borrow the book for the month before the meeting at no cost.
Purchase From the Library
You can buy your book at the library. It will be a paperback priced between $5 and $15.