The Banister Book Group meets at the Library Annex at 18 Common St. (next to the library) on the last Wednesday of every month, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Each month, copies of the chosen title are available for pick-up at the library. New members always welcome! 




by Sterling North

What more could an 11 year-old boy ask for than a bike, woods to romp in, lots of freedom, and a baby raccoon? Sterling North had these things and recalls them in this delightful memoir of his year with Rascal -- a very mischievous and resourceful raccoon. Real humor and the joys of friendship give this book the depth and meaning to make it an enduring classic. "Everyone should knock off work, sit beneath the nearest tree, and enjoy Rascal from cover to cover". --Chicago Tribune



The Tobacco Wives

by Adele Myers

"For the audience of Fiona Davis and Lisa Wingate, a vibrant historical debut set in 1946 North Carolina following a young female seamstress who uncovers dangerous truths about the Big Tobacco empire ruling the American South. [...] Shedding light on the hidden history of women’s activism during the post-war period, at its heart, The Tobacco Wives is a deeply human, emotionally satisfying, and dramatic novel about the power of female connection and the importance of seeking truth." -- Goodreads