Book Groups

HPL Book Group

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00

One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published - perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.



This book group will be held virtually on Zoom. This book can be found on our digital lending platform, Hoopla. For more information or help accessing the book, please email hiref@ocln.org.

Registration opens a week before. join us for book group, please register online, and we'll email you the Zoom meeting link the day of the meeting.

Details:
  • The HPL Book Group meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December)
  • New Members are always welcome
Their eyes were watching god book cover

Books on Tap!

I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones
Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00

Books on Tap has gone digital! New members are always welcome and this is a great time to join us for the first time! 

Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she’s going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school.

When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together.

They aren’t friends. They hardly understand the other’s point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they’re going to survive the night.

This book group will be held virtually on Zoom. This book can be found on our digital lending platform, Hoopla. For more information or help accessing the book, please email hiref@ocln.org.

To join us for book group, please register online, and we’ll email you the Zoom meeting link the day of the meeting.

Details:

  • Books on Tap meets the second Tuesday of each month
  • New Members are always welcome
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Im Not Dying With You Tonight Book Cover