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.

Click on “Show Book List” to see upcoming books and their meeting dates. Click View in Catalog to see further details.

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.

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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:



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.



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:



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.



Read and Meet Book Group

Where: Brookline Village Library, 2nd floor Conference Room – 361 Washington 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.



Let Them Eat Baked Goods

Where: Brookline Village Library, 2nd floor Conference Room – 361 Washington St.
When:
Second Thursday of the Month,  6:30 PM
Led by: 
Amanda Troha and Hayley Robertson

Each month we come together to share baked goods from different cookbooks.  Check out a copy of the cookbook from the library, choose a recipe to make and then bring your baked goods to the club for sharing.

If you have any questions, please contact the Amanda Troha at (617)730-2672 or atroha@minlib.net.



Coolidge Corner Library


And the Award Goes To…

Where: Senior Center, 2nd Floor – 93 Winchester 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!



Mid-day Monday Mystery

Where: Webster Bank297 Harvard St
When: 
Second Monday of the month,  12:30 PM
Led by: 
Amanda Troha

A mystery book group at the Coolidge Corner Library.



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 – 3:00 PM. There will be no sessions in July 2018, and August 2018.
Led by: Charlotte Millman & Batia Bloomenthal



Brookline Community Book Groups

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