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 and some are held in a hybrid format. For the hybrid clubs, you may choose if you’d like to come in to the library or join over Zoom. To join any book club, click through to the event page to register and receive the Zoom meeting information. Copies of the books are available at the BFL. 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 on Zoom
Looking for the next read that will keep you up all night?
The Mystery Book Club has you covered!
November 2nd: More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez
December 7th: The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell
January 4th: Open Season by C.J. Box
History Book Club – meets the second Thursday of the month @ 11:00 am on Zoom
Join us for a discussion of historical fiction and nonfiction titles. This club is cohosted by the Natick Historical Society.
December 14th: West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
January 11th: Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace
Environmental Book Club – meets the third Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm on Zoom
Join environmental enthusiast, Arthur Ensroth, in discussing current, historic, and future environmental issues through books.
December 19th: Planta Sapiens: the new science of plant intelligence by Paco Calvo
January 16th: The Darkness Manifesto: On Light Pollution, Night Ecology, and the Ancient Rhythms That Sustain Life by Johan Eklöf
Tuesday Night Book Club – meets the fourth Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm in hybrid form – you choose in person or Zoom
Join our long-standing Tuesday evening Book Club, where we discuss a work of fiction each month (and sometimes a good nonfiction title!).
November 28th: The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michelle Richardson
NO MEETING IN DECEMBER – HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Nonfiction Book Club – meets the fourth Saturday of the month @ 10:00 am in hybrid form – you choose in person or Zoom
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction! Come explore it all with us in the Nonfiction Book Club.
December 2nd: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
January 27th: Boom Town: the fantastical saga of Oklahoma City, its chaotic founding, its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis by Sam Anderson
February 24th: Longitude: the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time by Dava Sobel
Cinéphile Mondays – meets the last Monday of the month @ 4:00 pm on Zoom
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 December 18
We will be discussing:
Beau Travail by Claire Denis, France 1999
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