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Virtual Book and Film Clubs

Looking for a great new read?  Hoping to meet other members of the community? Join us for one of our adult book clubs — new members are always welcome!  We also offer Cinéphile Mondays — a discussion group for those who love cinema.

All discussions are held over Zoom; once you’ve found the club you’d like to attend, click through to the event page to register and receive the Zoom meeting information.  Copies of the books are available at the BFL; please call to arrange for curbside pickup.  The films for Cinéphile Mondays are available through Kanopy. 

(If you don’t find what you are looking for here, check our book recommendation resources)


Mystery Book Club – meets the first Thursday of the month @ 1:00 pm

Looking for the next read that will keep you up all night?
Mystery Book Club has you covered!

November 5th: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

December 3rd: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

 


History Book Club – meets the second Thursday of the month @ 11:00 am

Join us for a discussion of historical fiction and nonfiction titles. This club is cohosted by the Natick Historical Society.

 

November 12:Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (NF) by Nathaniel Philbrick

December 10th:The Last Days of Night(FIC) by Graham Moore 

 


Environmental Book Club – meets the third Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm

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Join environmental enthusiast, Arthur Ensroth, in discussing current, historic, and future environmental issues through books.

October 20th:The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape by Suzannah Lessard

November 17:Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace by Carl Safina 

December 15:Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard by Douglas W. Tallamy 

 


Fran’s Book Club – meets the fourth Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our long-standing Tuesday evening Book Club, where we discuss a work of fiction each month (and sometimes we mix it up with a good nonfiction title!).

October 27th: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

November 24th: Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Mary Pipher


Nonfiction Book Club – meets the fourth Saturday of the month @ 10:00 am

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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction!  Come explore it all with us in the Nonfiction Book Club. 

October 24th: Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle

November 21st: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger  **Please note: this is the 3rd Saturday

No book club meeting in December — enjoy the holidays!

 


Cinéphile Mondays – meets the last Monday of the month @ 4:00 pm

Meant as a tribute to the film art around the world, from the days of silent cinema to the new waves and beyond, our Cinéphile Mondays is a slow and tasteful appreciation of the First Century of Cinema.  Watch a movie at home and then join film history & media studies Professor MV for a virtual discussion.

November 30th:  La Strada

 


 

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