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. Men and women of all ages are invited to join our book groups at any time.

American History Book Group VIA ZOOM

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 on Thursday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m. when they will discuss Common Sense by Thomas Paine.  The May meeting will be held via Zoom, a video conferencing service.

Meeting ID: 468 956 324
Password: 201368

Join Zoom Meeting by internet on computer or cell phone (for video and/or audio):
https://zoom.us/j/468956324?pwd=bjdwZTI4eEhKSy9EVGN2VmZwcFJZQT09
Connect via the telephone (audio only): 1-646-558-8656

Classics Book Group VIA ZOOM

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 will be Thursday, June 18th at 5 p.m. when Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev will be discussed.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking:
Join by telephone (audio only)
Phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 424 228 317
Password: 051879

First Thursday Book Club VIA ZOOM

This book group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. The next meeting will be held via Zoom, a video conferencing service. The group’s next meeting will be Thursday, June 4th at 4 p.m. when they will discuss At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Posterino. Madeline Romano leads the discussion.

Meeting ID: 286 256 947
Password: 481018

Join Zoom Meeting by internet on computer or cell phone (for video and/or audio):
https://zoom.us/j/286256947?pwd=L2N4RmhUYkZ6Zlc2Wm9keWNPZWZqZz09
To join by telephone (audio only): 1-646-558-8656

Historical Fiction Book Group (Hi-Fi) VIA ZOOM

On the second Tuesday of each month, the Historical Fiction Book Group meets at 10:30 a.m. The next meeting will be held via Zoom, a video conferencing service. The next meetings are as follows:

Tuesday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. – “Read Your Own” – Group members are encouraged to discuss which books they have read on their own.
Tuesday, June 9th at 10:30 a.m. – Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Meeting ID: 763 267 376
Password: 112166

Join Zoom Meeting by internet on computer or cell phone (for video and/or audio):
https://zoom.us/j/763267376?pwd=UTRkaFBIejArK3NvVElJcTBWS0JjUT09
Join by telephone (audio only): 1-646-558-8656

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 will take place Wednesday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m. when the group will discuss American Eden by Victoria Johnson.

Meeting ID: 506 217 473

Join Zoom Meeting by internet on computer or cell phone (for video and/or audio):https://zoom.us/j/506217473
To join by telephone (audio only): 1-646-558-8656

 

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, Essex Library Association moved all services online. Looking for something to do from home? Check out our list of #StayHome Resources.

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Library Materials Return Begins May 20th

Essex Library will begin accepting returned materials on May 20th in our parking lot at specific times. Click for important return information.

Essex Library Park & Pickup Service to Begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Contact-free pickup will be available Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from a designated table in the library’s main parking lot.

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