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
Family Book Club
For more information, email email@example.com
Next Meeting: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Thursday, August 5, at 7pm via Zoom
Parents’ Book Club (for parents who love to read)
NEW for 2021! Usually meets the 4th Thursday evening of the month
Next Meeting: The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoon Kim &How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior
Thursday, August 19, at 7:30pm via Zoom – click HERE to register and get the meeting link. Our 2021 titles can be found HERE.
Wednesday Morning Book Group
(Meets on the first Wednesday morning of the month)
Wednesday, August 4th, at 10am via Zoom
New members should register for the event. Zoom link sent via email.
Next Meeting: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
Saturday, September 11th, at 2pm via Zoom (No August Meeting)
Parent/Child Book Group (Children grades 2-4 & an adult)
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information
View previous book club titles on Pinterest
Book Hungry Sock Monkeys (Grades 5-8)
(Meets monthly on Wednesday evening)
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 the opportunity 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 email@example.com.
Our Reference Department will:
- Create account for each book group
- Place holds for book groups
- Post current and accurate signage on group holds box
- Be primary contact for book groups
- 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.