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.

Spies, Lies, and Alibis (brand new book group!)
Meets monthly on a Thursday evening

First Meeting:
Lost  by Michael Robotham
Thursday, February 25th at 7 pm
Click here to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157
View a list of previous book club titles (coming soon!)


APL Adult Book Club
First Wednesday morning of the month

Next Meeting:
Etta & Otto & Russell & James  by Emma Hooper
Wednesday, March 2nd at 10 am
No registration required
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APL WWII Non Fiction Book Club 
Meets monthly on a Saturday afternoon

Next Meeting:
Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour  by James D. Hornfischer
Saturday, February 13th at 2 pm
Click here to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157
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Biography Book Group
First Monday evening of the month

Next Meeting:
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie  by Michael Patrick MacDonald
Monday, March 7th at 6:30 pm
Click here to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157
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Fantasy/Sci-Fi Book Club
Meets every other month on a Wednesday evening

Next Meeting:
Neverwhere  by Neil Gaiman
Wednesday, March 16th at 7 pm
Register by contacting Amy Rosa by email at arosa@sailsinc.org, or just read the book and come by!
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Parents’ Book Club (for parents who love to read)
Usually the 4th Wednesday evening of the month

Next Meeting:
Storied Life of AJ Fikry  by Gabrielle Zevin
Wednesday, February 24th at 7 pm
Click here to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157
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Parent/Child Book Group (children grades 2-4 & an adult)
Last Monday evening of the month

Next Meeting:
Capture the Flag  by Kate Messner
Monday, February 29th at 6:30 pm
Click here to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157
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Book Hungry Sock Monkeys
(Grades 5-8)
Meets monthly on a Wednesday evening

Next Meeting:
Ungifted  by Gordon Korman
Wednesday, February 24th at 6 pm
Click here to register for this meeting or call 508-222-0157
View previous book club titles


Teen Book Club (ages 13+)
Meets monthly on a Friday afternoon

Next Meeting:
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Ffrode
Friday, February 19th at 3:15 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.