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!
June 1st: The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey
July 6th: The Midcoast by Adam White
August 3rd: The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
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.
June 8th: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
July 13th: How the Word Is Passed: A reckoning with the history of slavery across Americaby Clint Smith
August 10th: Beautiful country: a memoir by Qian Julie Wang
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.
May 16th: Fen, Bog & Swamp: a short history of peatland destruction and its role in the climate crisis by Annie Proulx
June 17th: The End of Nature (2006 edition) by Bill McKibben
NO MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST
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!).
May 23rd: Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin
June 27th: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill
July 25th: Afterlife by Julia Alvarez
August 22nd: Violeta by Isabel Allende
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.
June 24th: West with the Night by Beryl Markham
July 22nd: Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in American’s Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt by Daniel Barbarisi
August 26th: The Address Book: what street addresses reveal about identity, race, wealth, and power by Deirdre Mask
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 June 26
We will be discussing: Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, USA 1941
Available on DVD in the Minuteman Network HERE
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