We are happy to host a number of regular book groups, and keep plenty copies of the selected titles behind the circulation desk in the weeks before meetings. Pick one up! For questions or registration when required, call us at 508-476-2695.
The Intrepid Readers meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm to discuss a book of their choosing over homemade refreshments inspired by the title. New members are always welcome!
The next meeting is November 15 (Thursday rather than Tuesday due to town meeting) and the book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness — in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience -Goodreads
Greatest Book Club Ever
The Greatest Book Club Ever meets every month on the first Thursday at 6:30pm to discuss books that have been adapted into movies over powerful pots of coffee.
The next meeting is December 6 and the book is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them. -Goodreads
The Book Bunch
The Book Bunch is for kids in grades 3-5 and meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm. Participants enjoy cookies & milk, a brief discussion, and an activity related to the book. Please call the library to register so we can have adequate snacks and materials on hand.
The next meeting is November 15 and the book is Truce by Jim Murphy.
On July 29th 1914, the world’s peace was shattered as the artillery of the Austria-Hungary Empire began shelling the troops of the country to its south. What followed was like a row of falling dominoes as one European country after another rushed into war. Soon most of Europe was fighting in this calamitous war that could have been avoided. This was, of course, the First World War.
But who could have guessed that on December 25 the troops would openly defy their commanding officers by stopping the fighting and having a spontaneous celebration of Christmas with their “enemies”? -Goodreads
The Young Readers Club
Kids in grades 6-8 are invited to join this group which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6pm. Refreshments are provided, so please call the library to register so we know how many snacks will be adequate. Participants get to choose the next month’s book.
The next meeting is November 8 and the book is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family… -Goodreads
Senior Center Book Club
This group meets at the Senior Center roughly every other month after having read the selected book to view the film adapted from the title and discuss both the book and film over lunch. Copies of the book can be picked up at the Library or Senior Center.
The next meeting is December 12 at 10am and the selected book is Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.
What more can a mystery addict desire than a much-loathed murder victim found aboard the luxurious Orient Express with multiple stab wounds, thirteen likely suspects, an incomparably brilliant detective in Hercule Poirot, and the most ingenious crime ever conceived? -Goodreads
Good books to not invite unanimity. They invite discord, mayhem, knife fights, blood feuds.”