Book Groups

Library staff members lead a variety of book discussion groups for adults and teens, and we are always excited to welcome new participants. Explore the descriptions below to find out more about each group. Copies of the books are available for pickup starting approximately one month in advance of the meeting and may be picked up at the circulation desk at the location hosting the group.

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If you plan to attend one of our book groups, we urge you to check the next meeting date on our events calendar in case of changes of time or venue.

Brookline Village Library


Brookline Village Book Group

Where: Brookline Village Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room – 361 Washington St.
When: First Monday of the month, 7:00-8:30 PM
Led by: Judy Nudelman

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A Taste of Poetry

Where: Brookline Village Library Conference Room – 361 Washington St.
When: 
First Thursday of the month, noon – 1:30 PM
Led by: 
Lily Weitzman

Bring your lunch and an appetite for poetry. Each month we look at half a dozen poems by a well-known poet. We provide copies of the poems – no need to read anything in advance – and lead a discussion after reading them.

Our Next Selections


 

Jan 4: Avrom Sutzkever

Feb 1: Tracy K. Smith

Mar 1: Richard Wilbur

Common Threads Poetry Packet (April is Poetry Month!)

Apr 5: Common Threads

May 3: Sarah Kay

Jun 7: Rumi

Jul 5: Emily Dickinson

Aug 2: Richard Blanco

Sep 6: Nikky Finney

Oct 4: Carolyn Forché

Nov 1: Langston Hughes

Dec 6: Louise Gluck


Afternoon Book Group

Where: Brookline Village Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room – 361 Washington St.
When: Second Monday of the month, 2:15-3:30 PM
Led by: Judy Nudelman

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Shelf Respect Teen Literature Book Group

Where: Brookline Village Library Conference Room – 361 Washington St.
When: 
Second Wednesday of the month, 7:00-8:00 PM
Led by: 
Robin Brenner, Teen Librarian

Open to teens, 7th grade and up, and adults.

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Mystery Book Discussion Group

Where: Brookline Village Library, 2nd floor Conference Room – 361 Washington St.
When:
Third Tuesday of the month, noon – 1 PM
Led by: 
Kerry O’Donnell

If you have questions, contact Kerry O’Donnell at (617) 730-2369 or via email.

If you’d like to view previous titles read by the group, visit the Mystery Book Group Archive.


Coolidge Corner Library


And the Award Goes To…

Where: Coolidge Corner Library Meeting Room – 31 Pleasant St.
When: 
Third Wednesday of the month,  2:00 PM
Led by: 
Ryan Brennan

A book group that discusses award winning books from the National Book Award to the Pulitzer Prize and more!

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Mid-day Monday Mystery

Where: Coolidge Corner Library Meeting Room – 31 Pleasant St.
When: 
Second Monday of the month,  12:30 PM
Led by: 
Amanda Troha

A mystery book group at the Coolidge Corner Library.

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Read and Meet Book Group

Where: Coolidge Corner Library Meeting Room – 31 Pleasant St.
When: 
Third Thursday of the month,  7:00 PM
Led by: 
Lily Weitzman

This program is for people in their twenties and thirties. After a one-hour discussion (snacks provided), the group moves to a local eatery to continue socializing.

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Let Them Eat Baked Goods

Where: Coolidge Corner Library Meeting Room – 31 Pleasant St.
When:
Second Thursday of the Month,  6:30 PM
Led by: 
Amanda Troha and Ryan Brennan

Each month we will come together to share baked goods from different cookbooks.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the front desk four weeks before the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact the Coolidge Corner Circulation desk 617-730-2380

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Putterham Library


Council on Aging Book Group at Putterham

Where: Putterham Library Meeting Room – 959 W. Roxbury Pkwy.
When: Third Monday of the month, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Led by: Charlotte Millman & Roberta Winitzer


Brookline Community Book Groups

The community hosts a variety of book groups outside of the library, including: