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 groups below to find out more about each group.  Copies of the books are available approximately one month in advance at the circulation desk of the library hosting the group.

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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 p.m.
Led by: Batia Bloomenthal

Be sure to double check the next meeting date on our events calendar in case of changes of time or venue.

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Coolidge Corner Book Group

WhereCoolidge Corner Library Meeting Room – 31 Pleasant St.
When:
One Monday of the month, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.; dates vary (except July/August)
Led by: 
Cathy Dooley

Be sure to double check the next meeting date on our events calendar in case of changes of time or venue.

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Council on Aging Book Group at Putterham

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

Be sure to double check the next meeting date on our events calendar in case of changes of time or venue.


Mystery Book Discussion Group

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

If you have questions, contact Liz Mellett at (617) 730-2369 or via email.

Be sure to double check the next meeting date on our events calendar in case of changes of time or venue.


A Taste of Poetry

Where: Brookline Village Library Conference Room – 361 Washington St.
When:
First Thursday of the month, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Led by: 
Gina Wise

Bring your lunch and an appetite for poetry. Each month we will look at half a dozen poems by a well-known poet. We will provide copies of the poems and lead a discussion after reading them.

Be sure to double check the next meeting date on our events calendar in case of changes of time or venue.

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Jan 5: Pablo Neruda

Jan 5: Pablo Neruda

Feb 2: Linda Pastan

Feb 2: Linda Pastan

May 4: Gunter Grass

Mar 2: Gunter Grass

Common Threads Poetry Packet (April is Poetry Month!)

Apr 6: Common Threads

Mar 2: Allen Ginsberg

May 4: Allen Ginsberg

Jun 1: C.D. Wright

Jun 1: C.D. Wright

Jul 6: Charles Simic

Jul 6: Charles Simic

Aug 3: Gwendolyn Brooks

Aug 3: Gwendolyn Brooks

Sept 7: Wendell Berry

Sept 7: Wendell Berry

Oct 5: Linda Hogan

Oct 5: Linda Hogan

Nov 2: Li-Young Lee

Nov 2: Li-Young Lee

Dec 7: Jorie Graham

Dec 7: Jorie Graham


Read and Meet Book Group

WhereCoolidge Corner Library Meeting Room – 31 Pleasant St.
When:
Third Thursday of the month,  7:00 p.m.
Led by: 
Gina Wise

This program is for people in their twenties and thirties (snacks provided). After a 1-hour discussion, the group moves to a local eatery to continue socializing.

Be sure to double check the next meeting date on our events calendar in case of changes of time or venue.

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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 p.m.
Led by: 
Robin Brenner, Teen Librarian

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

Be sure to double check the next meeting date on our events calendar in case of changes of time or venue.

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Brookline Community Book Groups

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