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
December 17: House of Names by Colm Toibin
January 21: Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
February 18: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight
March 17: Burmese Days by George Orwell
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.
January 27: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
February 24: The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
March 16: Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe
April 27: The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt
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
December 18: Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
January 22: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Register Online
February 26: Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker
March 25: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
April 22: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
May 27: This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
June 24: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Main Library – YA Book Club

Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Katie at
January 8: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
February 12: Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
March 11: The Line Tender by Kate Allen
April 8: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
May 13: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
June 10: The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

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.
January 21: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
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
December 19: The Library Book by Susan Orlean
January 16: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
February 20: The Trial of Lizzie Borden: A True Story by Cara Robertson
March 19: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
April 16: Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik
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
January 28, 2020: Tenth of December by George Saunders
April 28, 2020: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri