Chapter Chat!

CPL has a new program – Chapter Chat!

The inspiration for the program is love of books and all things literary. Come and join us to discuss and promote your favourite reads. The program will be led by Paul Ornstein (me) an Information Services Coordinator. Paul enjoys reading literary fiction, fantasy and anything else that allows him to escape into a fictional world.

Join us at the Albion-Bolton branch on Monday,  July 8 (2nd & 4th Mondays of every month) and don’t forget to bring your opinion and a book title to recommend!  You don’t need to have read a particular book but can come and get some suggestions or offer your own.

Some of the books that Paul will be discussing are:


The Agony of Bun O’Keefe by Heather Smith

Set in 1980s Newfoundland, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is the story of a 14-year-old girl who runs away to the city and is taken in by a street musician who lives with an eclectic cast of characters: a pot smoking dishwasher with culinary dreams; a drag queen with a tragic past; a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and a man who Bun is told to avoid at all costs.




Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A novel about the whirlwind rise of a fictional 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer. The story begins before the formation of the band and ultimately reveals the mystery behind their infamous breakup.






Beartown by Fredrik Backman: 

Beartown is a tiny community nestled deep in the Swedish forest. In Beartown there is an ice rink and and in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of Beartown now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.




The Power by Naomi Alderman

In The Power the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge. Teenage girls now have immense physical power – they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.




You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

A Suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught of guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. A shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life.





Hope to see you there!