SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Library has announced its upcoming Book Club meetings.

​On Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM, the Evening Book Club will be meeting to discuss A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley.  Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, this ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride, and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity. 

On Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 PM, the Afternoon Book Club will discuss The American by Henry James.  Originally published as a serial in the Atlantic Monthly, in this classic collision of the New World with Old Europe, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama.

All programs are free and open to interested members of the public. For more information on book clubs, go to, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave. one block from Park Ave. in the center of town.