The Gruffies Group


The Linwood Community Library currently hosts one book club, the Gruffies Group (Gentle Reads Upon the Final Friday). The Gruffies meet on the final Friday of each month at 1 P.M. Feel free to join! All of the books discussed are currently available or will be made available at the Library. If anyone is interested in starting a different book club at the library, please speak with a staff member.

Here's what the Gruffies will be reading next:


For June:

Rachel Hauck - The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

One dress. Four women. An amazing destiny. Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham's chic bridal boutique owner.

Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her. Emily in 1912. Mary in 1939. And Hillary in 1968. Each woman teaches Charlotte something about love in her own unique way. Woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte's heritage, the power of faith, and the beauty of finding true love.



For July:

Sandy Dengler - The Wicked Step-Twister

The Wicked Step-Twister

From amazon.com: When a tornado comes through Willow Bend, it not only takes off the roof of Eternal Hope Church, but it releases thousands of dollars into the community. The mystery of the money consumes the town, local law enforcement, the FBI, and of course, Gracie Parks, choir member, caterer, and part-time sleuth. The Church is in peril. Everyone is a suspect. Gracie needs help from her friends and from God to get to the bottom of this mystery.



For August:

Melody Carson - River's Song

River's Song

From amazon.com: Following her mother’s funeral, and on the verge of her own midlife crisis, widow Anna Larson returns to the home of her youth to sort out her parents’ belongings, as well as her own turbulent life. For the first time since childhood, Anna embraces her native heritage, despite the disdain of her vicious mother-in-law. By transforming her old family home on the banks of the Siuslaw River into The Inn at Shining Waters, Anna hopes to create a place of healing―a place where guests experience peace, grace, and new beginnings. Starting with her own family.

Library Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays
  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays

19649 Linwood Rd.
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