Ellsworth Public Library

Tuesday Readers

First Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

The Tuesday Readers meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.

Please note:  The December meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.  Please feel free to bring a wrapped book for the Yankee Swap.  

January – June 2020

Please note:  The May meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m.

January 7, 2020 The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair

February 4, 2020 The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

March 3, 2020 Becoming by Michelle Obama

April 7, 2020 The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (NEA Big Read Selection)

June 2, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel


First Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

The Book-a-Month Club meets on the first Thursday evening of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Coffee and tea provided. The group votes at the end of the year for next year’s list. The list for 2020 will be available soon!

Books for 2020

January 2, 2020 Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
February 6, 2020 Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak
March 5, 2020 Paris in the Fifties by Stanley Karnow
April 2, 2020 The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
May 7, 2020 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (NEA Big Read Selection)
June 4, 2020 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
July 2, 2020 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
August 6, 2020 We Were an Island by Peter Blanchard
September 3, 2020 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
October 1, 2020 Educated by Tara Westover
November 5, 2020 Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
December 3, 2020 Book of your choice – Annual Pot Luck Dinner – Yankee Swap

Janwillem van de Wetering Book Discussion

Second Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Leading up to the Van de Wetering Festival planned for August 2020, join Library Director Amy Wisehart for a monthly afternoon book discussion in memory of local crime writer Janwillem van de Wetering.  Tea and light refreshments will be served.


January 11 – The Rattle-Rat

February 8 – Hard Rain

March 14 – Just a Corpse at Twilight

April 11 – The Hollow-Eyed Angel

May 9 – The Perfidious Parrot

June 13 – Hugh Pine

July 11 – Inspector Saito’s Small Satori

August 8 – Seesaw Millions

Van de Wetering Festival August 2020, exact dates TBD

Leadership Book Group

Third Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m.

Join Library Director Amy Wisehart for a lunchtime discussion of a book about leadership. This group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month at noon. Copies of the book are available upon request via interlibrary loan. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

Wednesday, January 15 at 12:00 p.m. The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

Future selections to be determined soon.

Books are available by request through interlibrary loan.  Sign up at the meeting for next month’s book or click here to reserve your copy.

Please note that unless specified, the author will not be present at these book discussions.