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

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, January 20th at 5:00 p.m. when they will discuss The Battle of Bretton Woods by Benn Steil. (List of Previous American History Book Choices)

To join this meeting on Zoom,
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 will be Thursday, January 13th at 5 p.m. when Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust will be discussed.

First Thursday Book Club

This book group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. The group’s next meeting will be Thursday, January 6th at 4 p.m. when they will discuss My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier and The Secret History of Home Economics by Danielle Dreilinger. Madeline Romano leads the discussion.


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, December 14th at 10:30 a.m. The title is The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan. The group will read The Elephant of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh for their January 11th meeting.


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, December 15th at 10:30 a.m. when the group will discuss The Daughters of Yalta by Catherine Grace Katz.