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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 6th: The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

February 3rd: Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey

 

 


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 13th: Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard : a novel by Sally Cabot (fiction) 

February 10th: Endurance: Shackleton’s incredible voyage by Alfred Lansing (nonfiction) 

March 10th: The Warmth of Other Suns : The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (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.

January 18th: Ceremonial Time: fifteen thousand years on one square mile by John Hanson Mitchell

February 15th: The Outermost House: a year of life on the great beach of Cape Cod by Henry Beston

 

 


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 25th:  The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

February 22nd: Stamped  by Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi

March 22nd: The Vanishing Half  by Brit Bennett


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 22nd:  Underground: a human history of the worlds beneath our feet By Will Hunt

February 26th: The New Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the era of color blindness by Michelle Alexander

March 26th:  You Don’t Belong Here: how 3 women rewrote the story of war by Elizabeth Baker.

 


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 January 31
we will be discussing:
I killed my mother by Xavier Dolan, Canada (Québec), 2009.
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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