At the Thomaston Public Library on Oct. 13, a group of Georges Valley High School and Watershed School students and Midcoast women from the local chapter of the American Association of University Women and the Coastal Senior College met to form a new intergenerational book club.

Calling themselves Bookwomen Unite!, they will meet monthly to discuss a range of books that they have selected. Brian Sylvester, Thomaston Library’s head librarian, and GVHS English teachers and librarian have provided invaluable support to the formation of this group.

The book club was created to enable women from different generations to share their passion for reading and to exchange viewpoints reflecting a range of experiences and interests. Bookwomen United! hopes to provide both groups with new and meaningful perspectives and to provide an opportunity for enhanced critical thinking.

The members of Bookwomen United! are indebted to Rockland Kiwanis and to the Thomaston branch of Camden National Bank for financial support to purchase the books. In addition, individuals made donations in memory of Gary Houtsma and Amelia Dashiell.

Anyone interested in contributing to the on-going support of book purchases may send a donation to: Friends of Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St. Thomaston, ME 04861 Please specify that it is for Bookwomen United!

Participating in the first meeting on Oct. 13 were: Aurora Aiken, Emilee Cross, Kendra Finnegan, Katie Jones, Natasha Shacklett, Erika Tardif, Dora Thompson, Mariellen Eaton, Pat Higgins, Carol Bachofner, Alice Dashiell, Shirley Hamlin, Deborah McKean and Mary Ellen Wilson.