Book Club

Hooked on Books

The Hooked on Books book club is a dynamic group of patrons who love to read good books and participate in lively discussion. Each month a book is selected by a club member in rotation based on an annual theme of the club’s choosing.

You are welcome to join the meeting even if you haven’t read the book to see what this group is a good fit for you.


Thursday, December 7th 4:00-5:00pm in the Highland Public Library Meeting Room.


Register Online by visiting our calendar or contact the library at 845.691.2275 and ask for Donna.


Reserve your book club copy online or by contact the library at 845.691.2275.

December 2023 Book Selection

Hooked on Books December Pick

This Tender Land


“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land…This story is as big-hearted as they come.”

The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression.
In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, he and his brother, Albert, their best friend, Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one summer, these four orphans journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.



The Meeting Owl

Going south for the winter? Don’t want to travel in severe weather? Don’t worry you won’t have to miss one book club meeting with the Meeting Owl.   The Meeting Owl will bring you and your book club buddies together in our meeting room through the use of Zoom conferencing software. 

You will receive a link to the book club meeting and the Owl will do the rest. As your peers discuss the monthly reading selection the owl will focus on the speaker automatically, so can hear and see “HOOO” is in the room. 

To learn more about the Meeting Owl visit their website