The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will close out the year discussing two books — “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult; and “The Moth,” edited by Catherine Burns — because the November meeting was canceled by a snowstorm. The group will gather Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of Thomaston Public Library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1.

In “Small Great Things,” Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

“The Moth” presents 50 spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from the popular series’ extensive archive (15-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia; garnered a cult following in New York City; and rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio show, “The Moth Radio Hour.”

The Intergenerational Book Club comprises men and women of all ages who come together the third Tuesday of every month to share opinions and ideas about the book selection. All are welcome. Thomaston residents who would like to attend but need a ride should call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion.

The IGBC selection for January is “Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald. Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk. For the complete 2019 list, visit

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