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, March 31st at 5 p.m. when Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant will be discussed. The group will read Ulysses by James Joyce for their May meeting.

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, February 3rd at 4 p.m. when they will discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.


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, February 8th at 10:30 a.m. The group will read The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.


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, January 19th at 10:30 a.m. when the group will discuss Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham.