Book Groups

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 Library Director Deb Smith. Selections are based on suggestions from group members and from trusted, critical book review sources. The next meeting will be Thursday, September 15th at 5:00 p.m.  when we discuss David W. Blight’s Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. The group meets in person and on Zoom. (List of Previous American History Book Choices)

Meeting ID: 812 9712 1818
Passcode: 741390

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 Thursday, July 14th at 5 p.m.  to discuss The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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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, July 28th at 4 p.m. in the Program Room to discuss The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.


Historical Fiction Book Group (Hi-Fi)

On the second Tuesday of each month, the Historical Fiction Book Group meets at 10:30 a.m. The group’s next meeting will be Tuesday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m. in the Program Room. The group will discuss The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.


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. Library Director Deb Smith moderates the discussion. Their next meeting is Wednesday, June 15th at 10:30 a.m. when the group will discuss Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi.