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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!

July 7th: Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

August 4th: The Maid by Nita Prose

September 1st: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

 


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. 

July 14th: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, by Frederick Douglass (NF)

August 11th: Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen (NF)

September 8th: Hamnet: a novel of the plague by Maggie O’Farrell (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.
No meetings in July or August.  Enjoy your summer!
September 20: Silent Earth : averting the insect apocalypse / Dave Goulson.

October 18: The brilliant abyss : exploring the majestic hidden life of the deep ocean and the looming threat that imperils it / Helen Scales. 

November 15: An immense world : how animal senses reveal the hidden realms around us / Ed Yong.

December 20: Embrace fearlessly the burning world : essays / Barry Lopez.


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!). 

July 26th: On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Voung

August 23rd: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

September 27th: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

 


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. 

July 23rd: The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

August: no book club meeting

September 24: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

 


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 August 29
We will be discussing:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene, Germany 1920 
Available on KANOPY


 

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