Book Discussion Group
A Celebration of Reading!
Read each selection & join us for a spirited discussion!
Last Wednesday of each month (except 11/20 & 12/18) at 7 pm in the Conference Room.
With staffer Wendy Wise:
- November 20: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!
Douglas Adams originally created The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as a radio series for the BBC. It miraculously expanded into television, a trilogy of five novels, a movie, a computer game, and infected the minds of legions of devoted fans.
Check for available copies of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at the Circulation Desk or on our catalog where it is available in book, CD, and audio cassette formats. It is also available through Digital Downloads as an e-book or e-audiobook.
Please join us for our discussion on the November 20.
With staffer Michele Reinhart:
- December 18: Blame by Michelle Huneven
- January 29: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
- February 26: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
- March 26: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
- April 30: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- May 28: How to Create the Perfect Wife by Wendy Moore
Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.