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.

Intrepid Readers

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 May 14 and the book is Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser

Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. – 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 May 9 and the book is The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’sThe Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, the lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. – 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 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.

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 April 24 at 10:30am and the selected book is Lie of Pi by Yann Martel.

Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. -Goodreads

Good books to not invite unanimity. They invite discord, mayhem, knife fights, blood feuds.”
― Joe Queenan