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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!

August 5th: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

September 2nd: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

October 7th: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict


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.

August 12th: Isaac’s Storm: a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson (nonfiction)

September 9th: Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben MacIntyre (nonfiction)

October 14th: Book of Ages: the life and opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore (nonfiction)

 


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 & August

 

 


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!). 

August 24th: Still Life by Louise Penny

September 28th: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

October 26th: The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

 


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. 

August 28th: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

September 25th: The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper

October 23rd: Hands of My Father: A hearing boy, his deaf parents, and the language of love by Myron Uhlberg

 


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 30, we will be discussing:
Poetry by Lee Chang-dong South Korea 2010
Available on KANOPY

 

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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