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Evening Book Group

Reading the book selection is optional!  Feel free to attend and discuss any books you’ve read recently.

The Evening Book Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Titles are available for pick up one month before the discussion at the circulation desk. Once or twice a year a list of possible titles are selected and the group votes on the final selections. Books selected for the ‘pick list’ are all titles that have been published in the past 0-3 years, have largely positive reviews, have enough copies in the CLAMS system, and are available in multiple formats. Many are award winners and have appeared on the New York Times ‘notable books of the year’ lists.

I strive to find literary, contemporary, and historical fiction titles as well as narrative non-fiction, short stories, and biographies that are compelling, gripping, memorable, discussable, and/or invite the reader to see the world from a different point of view. We try to alternate the selections each month between fiction and non-fiction titles. The group is led each month by staff members of the Brooks Free Library and is organized by Reference Librarian Jennifer Pickett. The Evening book group welcomes new members and guarantees a lively discussion!


Current Selections

December 6: Feather Thief: beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century by Kirk Wallace Johnson (non-fiction)

January 3: Crying in H mart: a memoir by Michelle Zauner (non-fiction)

February 7: Painting the light by Sally Gunning (fiction)

March 7: Monk of Makha by Dave Eggers (non-fiction)

April 4: On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed (non-fiction)


Past Selections