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Monday Hours 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Friday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday Hours 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Hours Closed

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Please note that the library is now open with our regular Saturday schedule, 10am - 5pm, as of  Saturday, September 10.

Friday Morning Book Group

New members are always welcome!  Drop in as you please, or come to every meeting.

We meet once or twice a month, from September through May, on Fridays at 9:30 in the morning.  We met by Zoom from 2020 through Spring 2022; we will start up in the fall of 2022 with hybrid meetings.  (For more information about hybrid meetings, see below.)

Each year, we select a theme.  We read fiction and nonfiction titles related to the theme, contemporary and "classic".  Copies in large print and compact disc are provided; eBook, digital audiobook access may be limited.  Copies of the next title are available at each session.  There is no need to buy any of the books, or to request them on your own.  We do all the work (except read) for you!

The Friday Morning Book Group has been meeting for over 40 years, and we always welcome new members and drop-in participants.  The book group is an excellent way to meet new people, share the love of reading, exchange ideas and discover new authors.

 To get on the mailing list, or for more information, contact Kate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 781-259-8465, x3.

2022 - 2023  "Bookish & Short"

DATE Call No Author Title - click on each one for a link to the library catalog Pub Date Pages
September 9, 2022 Fic Jiles, Paulette News of the World 2016 213
September 30, 2022 423 Winchester, Simon The Professor and the Madman 1998 242
October 14, 2022 Fic Erdrich, Louise The Sentence 2021 386
November 18, 2022 Fic Bennett, Alan The Uncommon Reader 2007 120
December 9, 2022 Fic Harris, Zakiya Dalila The Other Black Girl 2021 357
January 6, 2023 Fic Egan, Elisabeth A Window Opens 2015 368
January 27, 2023 921 Fox, Amaryllis Life undercover : coming of age in the CIA 2019 229
February 10, 2023 Fic Brooks, Geraldine People of the Book 2008 372
March 3, 2023 Fic Sloan, Robin Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore 2012 288
March 17, 2023 Fic Engel, Patricia Infinite Country 2021 191
March 31, 2023 Fic Danticat, Edwidge Everything Inside 2019 223
April 14, 2023 027 Orlean, Susan The Library Book 2018 315
April 28, 2023 Fic Powers, Kevin The Yellow Birds 2012 230
May 12, 2023 Fic Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime 2003 226
May 26, 2023 Fic Kim, Eugenia The Kinship of Secrets 2018 304
June 23, 2023 Fic Kamali, Marjan The Stationery Shop 2019 312

Click here for a printable copy of the list. 

 

Hybrid Meetings

  • Join us in person at the library, in the Tarbell Room. Masks are encouraged.
  • Or, if you would prefer - or need - to participate remotely, join us via Zoom. The Zoom link is sent to all on the mailing list the morning before we meet.
  • Whether you're here at the library or tuning in from home, we have the technology to make it possible for everyone to see and hear everyone else. 
    • Meeting Owl cameras and microphones automatically allow everyone on Zoom to see and hear the person - or persons - who are speaking at any time. 
    • People in the Tarbell Room will be able to see those on Zoom up on the big screen, and the Owl will project their voices to us.
  • We will also be using the table microphones, so anyone who would like to tune in to the hearing loop will be able to do so. 

 

 2021-2022  Arts & Artists

Sept. 10 Vreeland, Susan Luncheon of the Boating Party Fiction    Auguste Renoir  434p.
Oct. 1 Shelden, Michael Mark Twain: Man in White Nonfic Writer 484p.
Oct.22 Tripp, Dawn Georgia: A novel of Georgia O'Keeffe Fiction Artist 328p.
Nov. 12 Rose, Heather Museum of Modern Love Fiction Performance Artist 286
Dec 3 Szwed, John Billie Holiday: the musician & the myth Nonfic  Jazz singer 230p.
Jan 7, 2022 Jones, Brian Jay Jim Henson: the biography Nonfic Puppeteer 585p.,
Jan 28 Glass, Julia House Among The Trees Fiction Illustrator 352p.,
Feb 11 Perry, Imani Looking for Lorraine Nonfic Lorraine Hansberry 237p.
Mar 4 O'Connor, Anne-Marie Lady in Gold Nonfic Gustav Klimt 349p.
Mar 25 Sharratt, Mary Ecstasy Fiction Klimt & Alma Mahler  387p.,
Apr 15 Tan, Amy Where the Past Begins Nonfic Memoir 357p.,
May 13 Shapiro, B.A. The Art Forger Fiction Painter 369p.
June 3 Patchett, Ann Bel Canto Fiction Opera 318p.
June 24 Springsteen, Bruce Born to Run Nonfic Memoir 576p.

 

2021-2022  Arts & Artists - FILMS

 Friday Book Group FILMS 2021 2022c

 

 2020-2021:  

Native American Literature & Experiences < click here for related links>

 

 This group has been meeting since 1979! 

Click here for a list of all the books we've read since Ellen Sisco lead the first meeting.

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