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!
October 7th: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
November 4th: The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
December 2nd: The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett
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.
October 14th: Book of Ages: the life and opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore (nonfiction)
November 11th: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (fiction)
December 9th: The Firebrand and the First Lady: portrait of a friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice by Patricia Bell-Scott (nonfiction)
Environmental Book Club – meets the third Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm
Join environmental enthusiast, Arthur Ensroth, in discussing current, historic, and future environmental issues through books.
October 19th: The Home Place : memoirs of a colored man’s love affair with nature by J. Drew Lanham
November 16th: The Nation of Plants by Stefano Mancuso
December 21st: Finding the Mother Tree : discovering the wisdom of the forest by Suzanne Simard
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!).
October 26th: The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
November 23rd: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
No meeting in December
Nonfiction Book Club – meets the fourth Saturday of the month @ 10:00 am
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction! Come explore it all with us in the Nonfiction Book Club.
October 23rd: Hands of My Father: A hearing boy, his deaf parents, and the language of love by Myron Uhlberg
November 20th: One Day: the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America by Gene Weingarten
No meeting in December
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 October 25
we will be discussing:
Yeelen by Souleymane Cissé, Mali 1987.
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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