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 at 978-921-6062 (6066 for Farms) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Library – Evening
Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Matthew at email@example.com.
September 21: The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of The East India Company by William Dalrymple
October 19: The Master by Colm Tóibín
November 16: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
December 21: Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
Main Library – LGBTQ
Held on the 3rd Monday of the month from 7-8:30 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Ona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in past LGBTQ book group titles? We’ve got a list of our picks.
September 20: Sissy: A Coming-of-gender Story by Jacob Tobia
October 18: The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
November 15: All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson
December 20: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Main Library – Books & Brews
Held on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8 PM
Must be 21+
Questions about this group? Contact Lisa at email@example.com.
September 22: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman Register
October 27: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
November 17: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
December 15: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
Main Library – BIPOC Voices
Held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 PM
BIPOC Voices is a partnership between Abu Toppin, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director for the City of Beverly, and the Beverly Public Library.
Questions about this group? Contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 15: Sohier Room: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
October 20: Sohier Room: Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Main Library – Independent Readers Book Club (Teens: grades 6-12)
Held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 4-5 PM
BMS students: Ask your teacher if the Independent Readers Book Club can fulfill your independent reading requirement.
Questions about this group? Contact Katie at email@example.com.
September 13: The Iron Trial by Holly Black
October 18: Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie
November 8: First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
December 13: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan