Book Groups

Join in on the conversation at one of our Book Groups. No monthly commitment is required, just show up when you can! We have book groups for adults, teens, tweens, and children. Copies of current book group titles can be found on display near the Circulation Desk or at the Children’s Room Desk.


Biography Book Group
First Monday evening of the month

Next Meeting: The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure by Rachel Friedman

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:30pm

Click HERE to register.

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Fantasy Book Club Meets every other month on a Wednesday evening

Next Meeting:
Area X trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance) by Jeff Vandermeer
Wednesday, May 17th at 7 pm
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Parents’ Book Club (for parents who love to read)
Usually the 4th Wednesday evening of the month

Next Meeting:
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Wednesday, April 26th at 7 pm
Click HERE to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157

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Spies, Lies, and Alibis (for mystery/thriller fans)
Meets monthly on a Thursday evening

Next Meeting: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Thursday, April 27th at 7pm
Click HERE to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157
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Wednesday Morning Book Group
First Wednesday morning of the month

Next Meeting: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Wednesday, May 3rd at 10am
Click HERE to register or call 508-222-0157
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WWII Non Fiction Book Club 
Meets monthly on a Saturday afternoon

Next Meeting:
Agent 146: The True Story of a Nazi Spy in America by Erich Gimpel
Saturday, May 13th at 2 pm
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Parent/Child Book Group (children grades 2-4 & an adult)
Monday evening at the end of the month

Next Meeting: Spring According to Humphrey by Betty Birney

Monday, April 24th at 6:30pm
Click HERE to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157
View previous book club titles here or on Pinterest


Book Hungry Sock Monkeys
(Grades 5-8)
Meets monthly on a Wednesday evening

Next Meeting: The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

Wednesday, May 10th from 6-7pm
Click HERE to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157

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A Novel Idea: Teen Book Club (ages 13+)
Meets monthly on a Friday afternoon

Next Meeting: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Friday, April 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm
Click HERE to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157
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Book Group Discussion Protocol

  • All members should read the monthly title selection.  You are welcome to attend if you have not finished the book, but be prepared to hear the ending of the book
  • Discussion should focus on the main themes, characters, and author of the book.  While additional detail and experiences can be useful, be brief, as the primary purpose is to share opinions of the book.
  • Discuss aspects of the book which did not appeal to you. Difficulties should be expressed as questions rather than statements.
  • Differing opinions should be expressed respectfully with the intent to disagree, not persuade others to modify their opinions.  Keep an open mind and carefully listen to the opinions of others.
  • Discuss with the group as a whole.  Everyone will be given an opportunity to share; however, participation is not a requirement.
  • The group leader will allow discussion to progress naturally but will redirect discussion to allow others opportunities to share their thoughts.

Start your own Book Group

All Attleboro area book groups are welcome to create a “Book Group” account at the Attleboro Public Library.  Groups are not required to meet in the library.

All book groups will:

  • Provide a contact person and e-mail contact information
  • Provide a schedule of titles chosen and meeting dates
  • Provide a list of alternate titles in the event a title/copies are not available
  • Provide a name for their book group
  • Provide number of copies required

If you would like to set up an account for your book group, please contact the Reference Department at apl_ref@sailsinc.org.

Reference Department will:

  • Create account for each book group
  • Place holds for book groups
  • Post current & accurate signage on group holds box
  • Be primary contact for book groups

Member Tips:

  • Members will pick up books from the holds area.
  • Books will be held in crate labeled with book club name.
  • Books will then be checked out to individual patron accounts.

Please note that the library is not able to advance book group titles on any waitlist.  We cannot guarantee availability of titles.

 

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