You Must Read This!
March 21, 10:00am
Main Library, Trustees Room
Looking for a good book? Join other
readers in this informal book chat.
Participants have the opportunity to
share with the group a book or two they
have enjoyed. Everyone leaves with a list
of recommended titles. To see what was reviewed at previous meetings,
please click here. Refreshments.
Main Library Book Club: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
April 7, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room
When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is in shock. Pagford is an outwardly idyllic English village, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Barry’s death has left a vacancy on the town’s council, which escalates into a war between the haves and have-nots.
"A vivid read with great, memorable characters and a truly emotional payoff....Rowling captures the humanity in everyone."—People Magazine.
Liz Fideler will lead the discussion. Refreshments.
McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: The Submission by Amy Waldman
How difficult could it be to decide on a 9/11 memorial? In this novel, a jury gathers in New York in 2003 and a tense debate starts as the judges try to determine which anonymously submitted design will become the 9/11 memorial. A discussion between two of the judges ensues: Clara, the widow of a husband who died in the towers backs
The Garden and artist Ariana who backs a design known as
The Void. Enter the winning architect Mohammad Khan whose entry is leaked to the press and a tumultuous response ensues.
Her Majesty The Red Queen Requests the Honor of Your Presence
Thursday April 23rd, 6:30pm
McAuliffe Branch Library
You are cordially invited to pay homage to the latest awesome Young
Adult read, The Red Queen, by
Victoria Aveyard. Join us for a book talk, Red Queen Crown making, and treats! Win our trivia
contest and you will receive your very own copy of the book no one can stop talking about!
McAuliffe Branch Library, Thursday April 23rd, 6:30pm. Please call the McAuliffe Branch to
Book Group Choices
If you're a member of a book group or simply enjoy literary fiction, you
might discover some intriguing titles in our new booklist,
Book Group Choices: Recent Titles for People Who Enjoy Literary Reads.
New and Forthcoming Books
To reserve a book in the Minuteman Library Network catalog, click on the
| Box, C.J. Badlands.
| Coulter, Catherine.
| Garwood, Julie.
| Jance, J. A.
Stand down: a Beaumont and Walker novel
| Johnasen, Iris.
| Keyes, Marian.
The Woman Who Stole My Life
| Lindsay, Jeff.
Dexter is dead
| Lowell, Elizabeth.
| McCall Smith, Alexander.
Novel habits of happiness: an Isabel Dalhousie novel
| Silva, Daniel.
| Woods, Stuart.
| Delinsky, Barbara.
Blueprints: a novel
| Deveraux, Jude.
| Finder, Joseph.
| Frank, Dorothea Benton.
All the single ladies
| Green, Jane.
| Hilderbrand, Elin.
Rumor: a novel
| Meltzer, Brad.
| Reich, Christopher.
Invasion of Privacy
| Slaughter, Karin.
| Steel, Danielle.
Country: a novel
| Atkins, Ace.
Robert B. Parker's Kickback
| Atkinson, Kate.
God in ruins
| Brown, Dale.
| Brown, Rita Mae.
Tail Gait : A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
| Child, Lincoln.
| Crais, Robert.
Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
| Cussler, Clive.
| Deaver, Jeffery.
| DeMille, Nelson. Quiet End
| De Rosnay, Tatiana.
A Paris Affair
| Kellerman, Jonathan.
Murderer's daughter: a novel
| Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J.
Hurray for High Gas Prices
| McCullough, David.
| Patterson, James.
14th Deadly Sin
| Sandford, John.
| Smiley, Jane.
| Thayer, Nancy.
| Baldacci, David.
| Berg, Elizabeth.
Dream lover: a novel
| Iles, Greg.
| Johansen, Iris.
Your Next Breath
| Leon, Donna.
Falling in love
| Macomber, Debbie.
Last One Home
| Morrison, Toni.
God help the child
| Nesbo, Jo.
Blood on snow
| Quick, Amanda.
Garden of lies
| Scottoline, Lisa.
Every fifteen minutes
| Woods, Stuart.
| Berry, Steve.
The Patriot Threat
| Box, C. J.
| Coben, Harlan.
| Cook, Robin.
| Cussler, Clive.
| Evanovich, Janet.
| Fielding, Joy. Someone Is watching
| Jance, Judith A.
| Larson, Erik.
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
| Lehane, Dennis.
World gone by
|Patterson, James. NYPD Red 3
| Winspear, Jacqueline.
Dangerous Place : a Maisie Dobbs novel
Looking for more ideas?
Check out the library's fiction &
leisure reading lists to find more books on your favorite
themes. Spies or romance, thrillers or friendship - our booklists cover
a range of themes and tastes.
Visit the Novelist database, where you
can find lists of books with your favorite plots, themes, or settings.
To find out what's hot this month, take a look at the
Minuteman Top Requests List to see what's hot.
The Staff Recommends
page spotlights books library staff have enjoyed.
Looking for information you
can use? Check the library's
resource lists on subjects from home repair to small
Find a magazine to inform,
entertain, or intrigue you. Take a look at our
Book Talk: We Recommend
by Janet Drake, Borrower Services
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Why, when we tidy our homes, do we have so little time to enjoy our new clarity before the clutter comes bounding back? Marie Kondo knows what's going on. This world renowned tidiness guru tells why our usual ways of decluttering don't last and why her repeatedly proven way does. Based on her belief that clearing is for the person we are becoming, not for the person we used to be, the author guides us in refining our possessions to revitalize us in our relationship with our belongings. She shows that putting your home in order with the things that touch your heart is the magic that transforms a cluttered home into a space of serenity and inspiration.
Also available as an
The Transition Companion by Rob Hopkins
If you have an interest in helping any community you’re a part of, this is the gem you’ll feel glad you found. Without sugar coating the grave problem of living beyond our earth’s resources, every chapter offers examples of positive change and problem solving in moving away from fossil fuel dependency. With a positive viewpoint born from experience,
The Transition Companion offers you help, hope, and problem solving tips to know the ways you can make a difference.
else library staff recommend.
Book Group Kits To Go
We now have book
with everything (except refreshments) you need for your next meeting.
These kits contain 8–10 copies of a popular book group title, reviews,
author information and a guide for discussion. We will continue to add
to this collection and welcome your suggestions. Do you belong to a book
group or have you thought about starting or joining one? You can check
out the kit for four weeks, distribute the copies to members and return
the kit for your next month’s choice!
The following titles are available:
- The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
- Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
- The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
- The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
- The Three Wisemans by Cathleen Schine
- Room by Emma Donoghue
Click here to
reserve a book group kit or call the Information Desk at
For other ideas for your next book group pick, see the
Book Group Choices list.
to the Homebound
Services to the
The library's in-home program makes books, books on tape, large-print
books, and CDs available to any Framingham resident with a valid library
card needing home delivery. Please call the Community Services
Librarian at 508-532-6347, for more information.