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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!

April 7th: Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

May 5th: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

June 2nd: Girl in Ice by Erica Ferencik **we will be joined by the author (via Zoom)**

 


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. 

April 14th: The Perfect Horse: The daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts (nonfiction)

May 12th: The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai (fiction)

June 9th: Moloka’i by Alan Brennert (fiction)

 


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.

April 19th: Land: how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world  by Simon Winchester

May 17th: A world on the wing: the global odyssey of migratory birds  by Scott Weidensaul

June 21: Under a white sky: the nature of the future by Elizabeth Kolbert

 

 


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!). 

April 26th: The Henna Artist  by Alka Joshi

May 24th: The Library Book  by Susan Orlean

June 28th: The Yellow Wife  by Sadeqa Johnson

 


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. 

April 23rd: The Day the World Stops Shopping: how ending consumerism saves the environment and ourselves by J.B. MacKinnon 

May 28th: The Professor and the Madman: a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

June 25th: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande


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 May 30
we will be discussing:

Persona by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden 1966

Available on DVD through the Minuteman Network 
Persona / Janus Films ; Svensk Filmindustri ; en film av Ingmar Bergman
Persona / en film av Ingmar Bergman ; Svensk Filmindustri


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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