The Greene County Public Library Online Book Club is a group that meets exclusively online. At the beginning of each month, we’ll unveil a new book. Then on Mondays, we’ll publish blog posts with interesting videos, pictures, and questions meant to enhance your reading experience.

Each book that we’ll read also has a movie. So even if you don’t have time to read a book, you can still contribute to our club by discussing the plot and story with others.

To follow along with the Online Book Club, simply check out each month’s book at your local library location or the ebook through our OverDrive Digital Downloads or Hoopla collections. You can read at your own pace, and join the discussion whenever it’s convenient for you.

We hope you’ll read along with us!


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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

By Liane Moriarty

February’s Online Book Club Selection

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son.

These three mothers are each at a crossroads. And when the school’s annual Trivia Night ends in a disastrous riot leaving one parent dead, what initially appears to have been a tragic accident may in fact have been premeditated.

Watch the miniseries: Big Little Lies, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée


The Underdogs

The Underdogs

By Melissa Fay Greene

March’s Online Book Club Selection

Felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease, Karen Shirk was facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient who was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was “too disabled.” Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. “How many people are stranded like I was,” she wondered, “who would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?”

A thousand state-of-the-art dogs later, Karen Shirk’s service dog academy, 4 Paws for Ability, is restoring broken children and their families to life. Long shunned by scientists as a manmade, synthetic species, and oft-referred to as “Man’s Best Friend” almost patronizingly, dogs are finally paid respectful attention by a new generation of neuroscientists and animal behaviorists.

The Underdogs is the 2018 selection for The Big Read. Watch for Big Read events, including library visits by 4 Paws for Ability.


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