Teatime Book Club

Do you like the idea of savoring a cup of tea while discussing a good read?  If you said YES to this question, then please join us for our upcoming virtual Teatime Book Club every month (except July & August) via Zoom @ 12pm.  * To sign up, please call or email Cara at Washburn Memorial Library #207-455-4814.



Book Club participants can purchase a Book Club Bag,

which includes:

  • Current book we are reading for the month ($10 to purchase a copy).

  • An array of tea + honey sticks.

  • A monthly print out/card with updates about our Teatime Book Club.

  • To Do's: Sign up for the month, reserve a Book Club Bag (optional- $10 to purchase), start reading your book, and mark your calendar for our virtual meeting!

  • If you reserved one, please pick up your Teatime Book Club bag at the Washburn Memorial Library (Open 10am - 4:30pm, Tuesday - Friday).

  • We will re-start our meetings in September.  See you then!

June Book: Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. 

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.  

Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

Poetry Reading
Tea Time

Tea provided in your Book Club Bag!

Email: washburnmainelibrary@gmail.com 

Phone # 207-455-4814

Meeting: June 22nd @ 12pm 

Location: Virtual/Zoom.  Link will be emailed once you sign up.

Fee: Free minus the cost of purchasing your book(s).

Book Choices: Trending books and the process of facilitator & group suggestions.