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 at 978-921-6062 (6066 for Farms) or bev@noblenet.org.

Main Library – Evening

Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Matthew at martens@noblenet.org.

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 ridenour@noblenet.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 ryan@noblenet.org.

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 babin@noblenet.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 knelson@noblenet.org.

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

Main Library – The Deep Dive Book Club (Teens: grades 6-12)

Held on the 4th Monday of the month from 4-5 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org.

September 27: House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
October 25: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
November 22: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
December 20: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Farms Branch – Evening

Held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM
Questions about this group? Contact Dorothea at lam@noblenet.org.

September 16: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
October 21: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
November 18: The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
December 16: White Ivy by Susie Yang