Book Groups

FPL Main Library Book Groups

  • Main Library Book Club: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    Tuesday February 7, 7:00pm
    Main Library, Trustees Room
    This National Book Award nominated novel about art, fame, and ambition is set in the days of civilization’s collapse. A famous actor dies onstage and hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. This spellbinding novel tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it. Led by Beth Beloff.

  • Sci-Fi Book Club: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
    Wednesday February 8, 7:00pm
    Main Library, Trustees Room
    Jason Dessen, a moderately successful physics professor, is about to find the answer to the question: how would my life have turned out if I had made different decisions? While walking home one night, Jason is abducted, beaten, and left unconscious. When he wakes up, he has access to an infinite number of parallel universes. This is a fast moving adventure that makes your head hurt in a good way.

  • Art Lovers Book Club: The Last Nude by Ellis Avery
    Saturday March 18, 10:00am
    Main Library, Trustees Room
    In 1927 Paris a young American named Rafaela Fano agrees to model for the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamara’s most iconic Jazz Age images. Tamara is a cocktail of raw hunger and glittering artifice and a season as the painter’s muse teaches Rafaela some hard lessons. Inspired by real events in de Lempicka's history, The Last Nude is a stunning story of love, sexual obsession, treachery, and tragedy.


Christa McAuliffe Branch Library Book Group

  • McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    Thursday February 16, 10:00am
    Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
    In this gothic suspense novel, biographer Margaret Lea receives a request from Vida Winter, one of Britain’s most prolific novelists, asking for her services. Intrigued, Lea agrees to act as Vida’s biographer. The collaboration leads both women to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets, and the ghosts that haunt them still.

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


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FPL Bookgroup Kits

We now have book group kits with everything (except refreshments) you need for your next meeting. These kits contain 7-8 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. You can check out the kit for three weeks, distribute the copies to members and return the kit for next month’s choice!

The following titles are available:

Click here to reserve a book group kit or call the Information Desk at 508-532-5570 x4351.

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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New and Forthcoming Books

Please click here to see a list of books we have on order! To make a request, click on the book title.

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.