Upper Moreland Free Public Library

The Upper Moreland Free Public Library holds monthly book discussion meetings for anyone who wants thoughtful discussion and great company. Our Evening Book Discussion Group meets the fourth or last Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:15pm.

We also have a Daytime Book Discussion Group that meets on the first Thursday of every month from 2:30-3:45pm.

manhunt adprogWednesday, March 26. 7:00-8:15pm.
Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson ~ 446 pages, © 2006

For 12 days after his brazen assassination of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth was at large, and in Manhunt, historian James L. Swanson tells the vivid, fully documented tale of his escape and the wild, massive pursuit.

Wednesday, April 30, 7-8:15pm.

BurialRItesBurial Rites by Hannah Kent ~ Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer’s wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.

 Wednesday, May 28, 7-8:15pm.

SubmissionThe Submission by Amy Waldman ~ Selected for a jury that must choose an appropriate memorial for September 11 victims, Claire Harwell struggles to navigate a media firestorm when the winning designer is revealed as an enigmatic Muslim-American.

Wednesday, June 25, 7-8:15pm.

OnceWeWereOnce We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson ~ The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust. Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, “the butcher of Zamosc”.