Evening Book Group at Canada Water Library – September December 2019

This is a friendly. informal group which enjoy lively discussions about a wide variety of books. Don’t worry if you have not had time to finish the book, you are still more than welcome to come, share your thoughts and impressions and join the discussion.

The book group will meet from September to December 2019 on the dates below (Thursdays 18:45 to 20:00)

For more details please phone: 020 7525 2515 or email nuala.graham@southwark.gov.uk
These are the books that will be discussed on the following dates:

Graphic Novels Selection

Thursday 12 September

This title is one of a selection of graphic novels to be discussed at our meeting at 6.45pm on Thursday 12 September.

In all there are 5 titles selected. You can read as many as you like (and can get your hands on), but you only need to have read one to join in the discussion. The titles are:

Watchmen by Alan Moore (writer) and Dave Gibbons (artist) – if you can only read one, try to make it this one (as we have enough copies that hopefully everyone should get one) A reinvention of the superhero genre, this was the only Graphic Novel to feature in Time Magazine’s 100 Greatest Novels list in 2005.

Maus by Art Spiegelman. Alongside Watchmen, this was one of the titles that brought the notion of the graphic novel (and of comics for a literary audience) to the mainstream in the mid-80s. Superficially, it might seem that a story of the Holocaust told through cartoon animals could not possibly have the requisite sensitivity – this book overturns that notion.

Persepolis by Mariane Satrapi – like Maus, this is a real life story of history seen through the eyes of an individual and those close to them. In this case it is the story of Satrapi’s childhood in Iran, and the upheavals that Iran went through in the years including the Iran-Iraq war.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan – a complete departure for our book group – a story told entirely without words. The text that does appear is alien, because the protagonist has migrated – to a place where the language makes no sense to him…

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. Creepy fairytales from a macabre imagination!

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Thursday 10 October

Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley…

Find this book in the Southwark Libraries catalogue

The Rosie Project

Thursday 14 November

With the Wife Project complete, Don settles into a new job and married life in New York. But it’s not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it’s time to embark on a new project. As he tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style gets him into trouble. To make matters worse, he has invited his closest friend to stay with them, but Gene is not exactly the best model for marital happiness

Find this book in the Southwark Libraries catalogue

Free Read! (Read a library book of your choice)

Thursday 12 December

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two…

Find this book in the Southwark Libraries catalogue

Getting Here Canada Water Theatre

Canada Water Theatre is situated directly above Canada Water station.

Tube: Canada Water (Jubilee line or Overground )
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 and P12.

Opening Times Canada Water Theatre is open:
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm Saturday: 9am to 5pm Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

Caff A at Canada Water Library is open:

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 7:00pm & Saturday & Sunday : 10:00am to 4pm

Enjoy a warm welcome in our family-friendly café, overlooking the water. Indulge in a tempting toastie, a freshly prepared salad, or a great coffee or tea made to your liking with a delicious cake. Coming to see a show? We have a range of snacks, wine, beers and other drinks to accompany your evening’s entertainment, pre and post show. Evening opening is line with our performance and events schedule.

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