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Virtual Book, Film, & French 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.  And our popular French Conversation Club has been adapted into a French writing club.

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?
The Mystery Book Club has you covered!

January 7th: The Holdout by Graham Moore

February 4th: The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

March 4th: The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

 


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.

January 14th: The Nightingale (fiction) by Kristin Hannah

February 11th: Say Nothing: a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland (nonfiction) by Patrick Radden Keefe

March 11th: The Mayflower: the families, the voyage, and the founding of America (nonfiction) by Rebecca Fraser 

 


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.

January 19th: Winter World: the ingenuity of animal survival by Bernd Heinrich 

February 16th: A Terrible Thing to Waste: environmental racism and its assault on the American mind by Harriet A. Washington

March 16th: The Bird Way: a new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent, and think by Jennifer Ackerman

 


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

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

January 26th: Everything I Never Told You by Cleleste Ng

February 23rd: The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas

March 23rd: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway


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. 

January 23rd: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

February 27th: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

March 27th: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

 


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.

January 25th: Meek’s Cutoff by Kelly Reichardt (2011)

 


French Writing Club – we’ve adapted our French conversation club into a writing club!

 

Write in French and it will be corrected and sent back to you in order to improve your French writing skills. If you are interested in participating, email [email protected] and Graziella will follow up with you.

Please browse our collection of  Livres en Français


 

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