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Discussion Groups
Why Not YA? Book Club (Registration required)
Every six weeks on a Wednesday (Oct. 5, Nov. 16, Dec. 28)
Ages 13+ and adults

Interested in the latest and greatest in young adult literature? This group is for you! Open to teens 13+ and adults, we will read and discuss a YA book every six weeks. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring ideas of YA books you'd like to read with the group! November's book is Unwind by Neil Shusterman. Contact Marissa Antosh, Senior Youth Services Librarian, with questions at

Thursday Evening Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

Spend an enjoyable evening at the Library with people who are passionate about reading. Formerly the History Book Discussion Group, this group now reads a variety of non-fiction titles and meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7pm. 

Tuesday Afternoon Group

Spend an enjoyable Tuesday afternoon at the library with people who share similar interests. This is a general book discussion group that explores a variety of contemporary and retrospective fiction as well as selected non-fiction titles.  This group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month and is facilitated by  Tamara Dalton. The September meeting is postponed to Sept.16th due to scheduling conflicts. New members are always welcome to attend.

Upcoming Books:
October 4, 2016         The Physik Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe

October 18, 2016        I have planned a very fun field trip for us to Salem, MA to see and learn about some of the sights and history in Howe's novel while we have a guided walking tour around Salem.  More INFO

November 1, 2016        Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, by Mary Norris (Nonfiction)

December 6, 2016        Everyone Brave is Forgiven, by Chris Cleve

January 3, 2017         The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Steadman (with DVD screening before meeting)

February 7, 2017        The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

March 7, 2017           The Darling Ladies of Lowell, by Kate Alcott (with FT to Lowell Mills)

April 4, 2017           The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman (with FT to movie theater to see movie)

Great Decisions

Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the Great Decisions Discussion Program is designed to bring millions of Americans together in study groups to discuss, debate and learn about compelling issues of the day. Prepare for the discussion by viewing a short video, read a few brief articles, then discuss and debate timely national & international issues.  Usually meets on the third thursday of the month.


Last Updated: Friday, Oct 14, 2016
Questions and Comments are welcome. 
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