Book Groups

  • The Main Library Book Group meets the first Tuesday of the month. Books chosen are generally literary fiction or narrative non-fiction. The discussion is facilitated by participants who take turns leading the group.

  • Attend the Mindfulness Book Group for a discussion of books that explore mindfulness, meditation, and the cultivation of inner peace. Discussions are followed by a group meditation session.

  • The Sci-Fi Book Group reads and discusses both classic and contemporary science fiction covering subgenres such as speculative fiction, alternate history, apocalyptic, hard and soft. Meetings take place the second Wednesday of the month, from 7-8pm. Occasionally we pair a movie with the book on which it is based!

  • The Christa McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion Group is an informal group that meets to discuss a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, both contemporary and classic literature. You can join us at any time to discuss one particular book, or to become a regular member.

Click here to see upcoming book club dates and selections and here for a listing of past selections for each group.

All book groups are drop-in. No registration required.

Reading group resources


Looking for more ideas of what to read next?

  • Fiction & leisure reading lists: Find more books on your favorite themes. Spies or romance, thrillers or friendship - our booklists cover a range of themes and tastes. 

  • Novelist database: Find lists of books with your favorite plots, themes, or settings.

  • Goodreads: Browse multiple genres for suggestions, "Best of" lists, submit your reviews and read those of other readers.

  • Staff Recommends: Spotlights books library staff have enjoyed.

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.