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!
August 3rd: The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
September 7th: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
October 5th: Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto
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.
September 14th: River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s darkest journey by Candice Millard
October 12th: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
November 9th: First friends: the powerful, unsung (and unelected) people who shaped our presidents by Gary Ginsberg
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.
September 19: Slow Birding: the art and science of enjoying the birds in your own backyard by Joan E. Strassmann
October 17: The Dawn of Everything: a new history of humanity by David Grabber and David Wengrow
November 21: Planta Sapiens: the new science of plant intelligence by Paco Calvo
December 19: 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!).
September 26: Ms. Demeanor by Elinor Lipman
October 24: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson
November 28: 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.
September 23rd: Shakespeare Saved My Life: ten years in solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates
October 28th: White Hot Hate: a true story of domestic terrorism in America’s heartland by Dick Lehr
December 2nd: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
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 September 25
We will be discussing: La Ciénaga by Lucrecia Martel, Argentina 2001
DVD Available in the Minuteman Network HERE
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