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 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!


April 6th: Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris

May 4th: Everyone in My Family has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson


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. 

April 13th: The other Madisons: the lost history of a president’s Black family by Bettye Kearse

May 11th: Seabiscuit: an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand

June 8th: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See


Environmental Book Club – meets the third Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm on Zoom

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Join environmental enthusiast, Arthur Ensroth, in discussing current, historic, and future environmental issues through books.

March 21st: Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty

April 18th: Beloved Beasts: fighting for life in an age of extinction by Michelle Nijhuis

May 16th: Fen, Bog & Swamp: a short history of peatland destruction and its role in the climate crisis by Annie Proulx


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!). 

March 28th: The Librarian Spy : a novel of World War II by Madeline Martin

April 25th: The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford

May 23rd: Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin


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. 

March 25th: The ride of her life: the true story of a woman, her horse, and their last-chance journey across America by Elizabeth Letts

April 22nd: Destiny of the Republic: a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president by Candice Millard

May 27th: Beautiful Country: a memoir of an undocumented childhood by Qian Julie Wang


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 March 27
we will be discussing:
Bamako directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali 2006
Available on Kanopy HERE



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