Book Groups

The library currently hosts three book groups. Both groups are always happy to welcome new members; you may come every month, or once in a while as you are able. All are welcome!    

Adult Book Group
The Adult Book Discussion Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.  Discussions are lively and informal, generally based on personal reactions, not academic analysis.  Our Book Group members love to read and share ideas and impressions about what we have read. View the calendar to find out when we're meeting next. Copies of these titles are available 2 weeks before the meeting date at the Circulation desk.

Upcoming Titles:

  • January 7: Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
  • February 4: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
  • March 4: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (One Book, One Watertown 2015)
  • April 1: A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind
  • May 6: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

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Cook the Books!
Join us as we cook the books at the Watertown Free Public Library! Every month we will have a theme and on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM people who would like to discuss food and cooking can bring in one dish on the selected theme they have prepared to share with the group.  This will give everyone a chance to sample dishes from an assortment of cookbooks while only having to prepare one. Start drooling now!Cook the Books!

Please bring a dish and the cookbook the dish was prepared from. Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk or call 617.972.6436.

Date   Theme
January 20   Picnic
February 17   Comfort Food

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Mystery Lovers Group
Our Mystery Lovers Group is not strictly a book group, but has a broader mission of exploring anything mystery-related that appeals to the group’s members. They meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M., and discuss anything and everything related to the mystery genre. One month might be a discussion of favorite authors, one month might talk about favorite mystery bookshops, and the next month might be a book discussion. You never know what you’ll discover at this group meeting, but it’s sure to be mysterious!! View the calendar to find out more about upcoming meetings. 

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