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Bowling Green Public Library

Book Club Meetings

The Bowling Green Library Book Club is open to all who are interested. The book club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 6 p.m., here at the library.

NEXT MEETING: October 19, 2023

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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about the young student of science Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km (10 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where two centuries before an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she travelled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)—where much of the story takes place—and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream later evolved into the story within the novel.

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2023 Selections

January 19, 2023

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Love and Ruin
by Paula McLain

February 16, 2023


Radium Girls
by Kate Moore

March 16, 2023


To Kill a
by Harper Lee




April 20, 2023


The Cottage at
Glass Beach
by Heather Barbieri

May 18, 2023


Lilac Girls
by Martha Hall Kelly

June 15, 2023

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Every Note Played
by Lisa Genova




July 20, 2023

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

August 17, 2023

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

September 21, 2023

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain




October 19, 2023

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

November 16, 2023

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

December 21, 2023

No book club meeting, instead we we will have a holiday get together. Details to follow.




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