What’s Cooking Cookbook Club at Central Library

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills?  | Adults

Central Library, Community Room
Third Wednesday of the month |10 – 11:30 AM | Adults | Register

Join the monthly Cookbook Club to hear about the latest cookbooks, share great recipes, and more in this casual yet informative discussion group. Members may bring-in prepared dishes to share so the group can sample great tastes and be inspired by something new.

Coffee provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.  For more information, contact Gary Pysznik at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org.

BYOB, a Book Discussion Group

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. | Adults

Central Library, Community Room
Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, starting at 10 – 12 PM

Note: Due to construction at the Central Library the meeting location will move to the Library Express at Pine Point branch beginning on December 12. Thank you

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us! For more information, contact Ann Keefe at 413-263-6828 ext 294 or by email at akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org.

East Springfield Branch
First Wednesday of the month, from 12 – 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us! For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6840.

 

U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group at Sixteen Acres

Members are encouraged to share any conversation-provoking history books that they are reading with the group. | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, at 6:15 – 7:15 PM | Adults

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries meets monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch. Join us!

We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are sure to spark lively discussions. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Reggie at 413-263-6858.

Books & Brew Book Club at Nathan Bill’s

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant. | Adults

East Forest Park Branch
First Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:00 PM

110 Island Pond Road

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant. Library copies of each month’s book are available for checkout at the branch. No sign up is required, however, please email Beth at bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org if you have any questions.

This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome. Ages 21+.

Cafe Christo: A Bookish Breakfast – Coming in February

Meets on the third Wednesday of every month. | Adults

Forest Park Branch at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave., Springfield)
Third Wednesday of the month | 10 – 11 AM | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers. For more information, contact Alexandra at 413-263-6843 or email aremy@springfieldlibrary.org.

This month’s short story, “The Good Cop” by Magnus Mills, can be read online at The Guardian’s website, or can be found in his novel Once in a Blue Moon.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Groups

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. | Adults

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. We select a new book to discuss every month. New members are always welcome.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at the Central Library
Central Library, Community Room
Second Tuesday of each month, from 12 – 1 PM

Ask for a copy of the current book at the second level circulation desk. Click on this link for the 2019 Reading List. For more information, contact Lisa at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at Forest Park Branch
Forest Park Branch
Second Thursday of each month, from 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. For more information, contact Ann at 413-263-6843 or by email at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org.

Raymond Jordan Senior Center
Fourth Thursday of each month, from 10 – 11 AM | Ages 55 and up

Library copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.). For more information, contact Linda at 413-263-6836 or by email at lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org.

February 28: Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Beth Shaffer
March 28: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
April 25: The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland