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. 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
October 15: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
November 19: Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant
December 17: House of Names by Colm Toibin

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.
October 21: Darling Days by iO Tillett Wright
November 18: The Epic of Gilgamesh
December 16: Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

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
October 23: The Outsider by Stephen King
November 20: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
December 18: Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

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
October 17: Circe by Madeline Miller
November 21: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
December 19: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Farms Branch – Short Story

Held quarterly on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Martha at
October 22: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro
January 28, 2020: Tenth of December by George Saunders
April 28, 2020: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri