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The Library offers several book clubs catering to a wide range of reading interests. Please join us. Check our online calendar for specific dates. The titles listed below are available from the Information Desk.

Discussion Group Schedule

Mystery Book Club
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Mystery Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments are served. Discussions are moderated by Dr. Carole Shmurak.

Fall 2014 - New England: Land of Mystery
Some wonderful detective novels have New England settings. Some of these are “cozy” while others are grittier. This group of books will take you to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and even Connecticut.

  • November 5 (snow date November 6)
    Occam's Razor by Archer Mayor
  • December 10 (snow date December 11)
    The Cold Blue Blood by David Handler

Spring 2015 - After Grafton: The Contemporary Female Detective
The contemporary female detective is no longer a loner, although she may still be a single woman. These women are judges, lawyers, teachers, housekeepers, and taxi-drivers — and for better or worse, they have lovers, nieces and nephews, mothers and fathers, sisters and lots of brothers, all of whom complicate their lives.

  • January 7 (snow date January 8)
    Steel Guitar by Linda Barnes
  • February 4 (snow date February 5)
    Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
  • March 4 (snow date March 5)
    Heading Uptown by Marisa Piesman
  • April 1
    Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely
  • May 6
    The Bluest Blood by Gillian Roberts

Thursday Night Book Club
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

  • October 16
    Half Broken Things by Morag Joss
  • November 20
    The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma


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