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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!

June 3rd: The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

July 1st: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

August 5th: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn


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.

June 10th: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway (fiction)

July 8th: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown  (nonfiction)

August 12th: Isaac’s Storm: a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson (nonfiction)

 


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.

 

June 15th: The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world—and us by Richard Prum

No meetings in July & August

 


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!). 

June 22nd: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

July 27th: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery 

August 24th: Still Life by Louise Penny

 


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. 

June 26th: The Art of Learning by Joshua Waitzkin

July 24th: Summer World: A Season of Bounty by Bernd Heinrich

August 28th: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

 


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.

For Monday May 31, we will be discussing: UGETSU by Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan 1953 Available on KANOPY 

For Monday June 28, we will be discussing: VIVRE SA VIE by Jean-Luc Godard France 1962 Available on KANOPY

 

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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