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.

Dates and Titles

September 3   My Beloved Word by Sonia Sotomayor
October 1   Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
November 5   Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
December 3   Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
January 7   Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
February 4   The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
March 4   The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
April 1   A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind
May 6   The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure


Cook the Books!

Join us as we cook the books at the Watertown Free Public Library. Every month we will highlight one cookbook and on the third Tuesday of each month people who would like to discuss the book can bring in one dish, prepared from the selected book, to share with the group.  This will give everyone a chance to sample many dishes while only having to prepare one. Start drooling now!

For the November 18th meeting there will not be a specific cookbook, instead, participants are asked to bring in an apple dish and the cookbook that it came from. After discussing the recipes and books people brought in to share the group will be able to help decide December’s book.  Please sign up at the Adult Reference Desk or call 617-972-6436.

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. *Please note there will be no meeting on Tuesday, November 11th due to Veterans Day. We'll meet instead on Thursday, November 13th at our regular time. Also note that our December meeting will be held OFFSITE, all are welcome to attend.*