Book Groups

FPL Main Library Book Groups

  • Main Library Book Club: News of the World, by Paulette Jiles
    Tuesday September 5, 7:00pm
    Main Library, Trustees Room

    In the aftermath of the American Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this morally complex novel of historical fiction, that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. Led by Annabel Dodd.

  • Mindfulness Book Club: Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, by Thich Nhat Hanh
    Saturday September 9, 10:00am
    Main Library, Trustees Room

    Within this book are the teachings, anecdotes, and personal stories of spiritual leader, Thich Nhat Hanh. He gently guides the reader in ways to cultivate inner peace in everyday life as the key to world harmony. A guided meditation will follow the book discussion.

  • Sci-Fi Book Club and Movie: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K. Dick
    Wednesday September 13, 6-7pm: Book Discussion; 7-9pm: Screening of Blade Runner
    Main Library, Costin Room

    This month, we’re combining the sci-fi book discussion with a movie viewing! In celebration of the October release of the sequel to Blade Runner, we’ll discuss Philip K. Dick’s classic novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, followed by a screening of the original Blade Runner, based on the book. Popcorn and beverages included.

Christa McAuliffe Branch Library Book Group

  • McAuliffe Branch Book Club: In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle, by Madeleine Blais
    Thursday, September 21, 10:00am
    McAuliffe Branch, Community Room

    A story with humor and heart, this is a tale of the Amherst High School Lady Hurricanes basketball team’s uphill challenge to become state champions. We come to know the players as individuals, each different, but united by their loyalty to team, mutual respect and determination to win.

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

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We Recommend

Book Talk: We Recommend
Recommended by Mary Murphy, Borrower Services
Inside the O’Briens 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.
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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.