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Virtual Book & Film 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.  

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!

November 3rd: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

December 1st: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

January 5th: Marple: 12 New Mysteries by Agatha Christie


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. 

December 8th: Facing the Mountain: a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II by Daniel James Brown (NF)

January 12: Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet : a novel / Jamie Ford.

February 9: All that she carried : the journey of Ashley’s sack, a Black family keepsake / Tiya Miles.


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.

December 20th: Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: essays by Barry Lopez

January 17: Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War by Lisa Brooks

February 21: Life Between the Tides by Adam Nicolson


Tuesday Night Book Club – meets the fourth Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm

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

December 27th: NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

January 24: Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

February 28: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell


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. 

October 22nd: Home Made  by Liz Hauck

November 19th**: As Long as Grass Grows: the Indigenous fight for environmental justice, from colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

No meeting in December

January 28th: The White Darkness by David Grann


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 December 26
we will be discussing:
After Life directed by Hirokazu kore-eda, Japan 1998.
DVD Available on the Minuteman Network (Criterion) HERE
and HERE


 

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