Book Groups

FPL Main Library Book Groups

  • Main Library Book Club: Euphoria by Lily King
    Tuesday April 4, 7:00pm
    Main Library, Trustees Room

    Inspired by an event in the life of Margaret Mead, Euphoria, by award-winning author Lily King is a powerful and captivating story about three young anthropologists in 1930s New Guinea and the explosive intertwining of their lives, all set against a fascinating backdrop of cultures very different from our own. Led by Liz Fideler.

  • Mindfulness Book Club: 10% Happier by Dan Harris
    Saturday April 29, 10:00am
    Main Library, J Program Room

    Please join us for a Mindfulness Book Group, which will meet monthly starting this month. After a book discussion, a short meditation will follow. Together, we will find the best way to incorporate meditation into, and perhaps beyond, the book group.

  • Sci-Fi Book Club: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
    Wednesday April 12, 7:00pm
    Main Library, Trustees Room

    In the year 2454, people live in an uneasy utopian world. The paths of a convict whose punishment is to become the servant of anyone he encounters, and a spiritual adviser converge when they stumble across an unusual boy who could tip the balance of this hard earned utopian society.

  • Art Lovers Book Club: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
    Saturday April 8, 10:00am
    Main Library, Trustees Room

    Join us to discuss this page turning novel named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times and other newspapers. Nora Eldridge once dreamed of being an artist, a wife, and a mother. Instead she has ended up a single, middle-aged elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Nora befriends the family of one of her students, Reza Shahid. His mother is Sirena, an Italian artist who invites Nora to share her studio space and return to her work as an artist, and his father is a professor in Boston. When Reza is attacked by school bullies, Nora is drawn deep into their family dynamics and discovers a ferocity in herself that she did not know was there.

Christa McAuliffe Branch Library Book Group

  • McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: The Lightkeepers: by Abby Geni
    Thursday April 20, 10:00am
    Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room

    Miranda is a writer who travels to the exotic and dangerous Farallon Islands for a residency documenting fish, sharks and birds that sometimes attack. But, the wildlife aren’t the only dangers. Called an “old-fashioned thriller,” by the New York Times Book Review, this is a tense, fast-paced, atmospheric mystery.

Book groups are for everyone’s enjoyment. No registrations required.


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Community Book Groups:  Callahan Senior Center


  • The Book Discussion Group- The Other Side of the Bridge
    Thursday, January 26, 1:00pm
    Callahan Senior Center, 535 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01702, 508-872-6162
    The book under discussion is The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson.

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We Recommend

Book Talk: We Recommend
Recommended by Mary Murphy, Borrower Services
Inside the O’Brien’s by Lisa Genova

Neuroscientist Lisa Genova has written this novel bringing attention to the lethal neurodegenerativedisease called Huntington’s.There is no current treatment or cure for this disease. This story is about Joe O’Brien who is a 44 year old police officer who begins to display uncharacteristic bouts of rage and uncontrolled movements. These symptoms make his family and his fellow officers think that he has either a drinking or a drug problem. Finally, his wife and his partner convince him to see a neurologist and this is when he is handed down the diagnosis. Joe and his wife Rose have four adult children who have a 50% chance of developing Huntington’s. Life continues in turmoil as he has to give up his job and tell his children that he has possibly given them this disease. Joe comes to realize that each moment is precious and with his self-awareness tries to comfort his family members. This novel skillfully emphasizes the emotional struggle of friends and family and how they try to pull together and live their lives.
Also available as an E-Book and Audiobook.

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Services to the Homebound

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.