Book Groups

We offer a few separate book discussion groups each month.

New members are always welcome. Come once or as many times as you wish.

Discussion titles are available at the checkout desk. They may also be available on CD, or as a digital audiobook or eBook via OverDrive or hoopla. Search our catalog, or ask our Reference staff for assistance 978-921-6062 (6066 for Farms) or

Main Library – Evening

Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Matthew at
CANCELLED: April 21: House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow
May 19: The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
June 16: Running With Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero by Christopher McDougall

Main Library – LGBTQ

Held on the 3rd Monday of the month from 7-8:30 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Ona at
Interested in past LGBTQ book group titles? We’ve got a list of our picks.
April 27: Remote via Zoom: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe Register Online
May 18: 7 Miles a Second by David Wojarowicz
June 15: When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History by Hugh Ryan

Main Library – Books & Brews

Held on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8 PM
Meeting location: The Indo, 298 Cabot Street
Registration required. Must be 21+. To register stop by the Reference Desk or call us at 978-921-6062.
Questions about this group? Contact Lisa at
April 22: Remote via Zoom: The Color Purple by Alice Walker Register Online
May 27: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
June 24: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Main Library – Pizza Book Club (Teens: grades 6-12)

Held twice a trimester from 3:45-4:45 PM.
Registration required. Check the teens page for details.
Questions about this group? Contact Meghan at

Farms Branch – Evening

Held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Dorothea at
April 16: Remote via Zoom: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Register Online
May 21: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
June 18: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Farms Branch – Short Story

Held quarterly on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Martha at
April 28, 2020: Remote via Zoom: The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith Register Online