Are you always looking for a good book or author? Do you like a lively discussion with other book enthusiasts? Then join one of our book groups! We have copies of the books available to borrow or you may click on the title and put a hold on the book in our catalog. Readers of all ages are invited to join our book groups at any time.
American History Book Group
The group meets every other month to discuss a book, primarily non-fiction, that deals with a topic, time-period or biographical work related to the rich history of the United States. The group is moderated by Executive Director Ann Thompson. Selections are based on suggestions from group members and from trusted, critical book review sources. The next meeting will be Thursday, January 19th at 5:00 p.m. when we’ll discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns. The group meets in person and on Zoom.
To join through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85040775165?pwd=OUpZYTFCdm1VcmZXMGQvZVBpcjhpdz09
Meeting ID: 850 4077 5165
or email email@example.com for link.
Classics Book Group
Join this exciting book discussion group and meet those great books you’ve always meant to read or revisit. We’ll be exploring literature from across the wide Western canon; from Beowulf to Brideshead, and beyond. Guaranteed to provoke thoughtful, wide-ranging discussions, insights, and illumination. The next meeting is Tuesday, December 6th at 5 p.m. to discuss Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.
This group meets on Zoom.
To join through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89329135203?pwd=dS9PRjh2WUVTcER3ZHV6MUpESnBNQT09
Meeting ID: 893 2913 5203
First Thursday Book Club
This book group usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.
The group’s next meeting will be Thursday, December 1st at 4 p.m. in the Program Room to discuss Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Essex Library staffer Ellen Miller moderates the discussions.
To join through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81301140805
Historical Fiction Book Group (Hi-Fi)
On the second Tuesday of each month, the Historical Fiction Book Group meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Program Room.
The group’s next meeting will be Tuesday, December 13th at 10:30 a.m. The group will discuss The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher.
To join through Zoom: email firstname.lastname@example.org for link.
Third Wednesday Book Group
This book group, open to all, meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at Essex Meadows. Executive Director Ann Thompson moderates the discussion.
Their next meeting is Wednesday, December 21st at 10:30 a.m. when the group will discuss Born A Crime by Trevor Noah.