Sister Souljah Book Group – Forest Park

Urban fiction book lovers discuss bestselling novels written by Sister Souljah. | Adults

Forest Park Branch
Second Wednesday of every month | 1:30 – 2:30 PM | 18+

Starts Wednesday September 11!

Join fellow urban fiction book lovers for a lively discussion of the New York Times bestselling novels written by Sister Souljah. Sister Souljah’s novels deal with universal themes of faith, love, and integrity. She is quoted as saying:

I’m a college graduate, and if I read something like Romeo and Juliet, I’m reading about a gang fight, I’m reading about young love, young sex, longing. I’m reading the same themes that I’m writing in my books. So if somebody comes along and says, “Yours is street literature” – what was Shakespeare’s?

Copies of the discussion books will be available for pickup at the Forest Park Branch Library prior to the discussion. No sign up is required; however, please contact the branch if you have questions. +

September 11 – The Coldest Winter Ever
October 9 – Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
November 13 – Midnight and the Meaning of Love
December 12 – A Deeper Love Inside: the Porsche Santiaga Story
January 8 – A Moment of Silence: Midnight III

Adults Love YA: Book Club – Summer Reading at Forest Park

Summer book club for Millennials who love Young Adult literature | Adults

Forest Park Branch
Last Tuesday of the month, at 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Adults aged 18-30

  • June 25 – Book Selection – “Pride” by Ibi Zoboi
  • July 30 – Book Selection – “Dread Nation” by Justina Ireland
    July’s event has been canceled.
  • August 27 –  Book Selection – “The Loneliest Girl in the Universe” by Lauren James

Are you a Millennial who loves Young Adult literature? Are you looking to connect with other YA lovers in your area? Tired of there being no book clubs for you? We’ll be reading a YA book a month for Forest Park Library’s summer book club.

Come prepared the last Tuesday of June, July, and August to enjoy junk food, a book related take-home craft, and fan gossip about the most talked about YA Lit.

At the end of the summer, we’ll draw a raffle including prizes from Owl Crate and Out of Print Clothing. The more meetings you attend, the more entries you get!

And obviously feel free to spread the word to all of your #bookstagram followers! See you soon!

For more information, contact Alexandra at 413-263-6843

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

Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant – 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 East Forest Park Branch. Ages 21+

No sign up is required, however, please email Kat at kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org if you have any questions.

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.

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.

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

Library Express at Pine Point
Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, starting at 10 – 12 PM

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.

 

Cafe Christo: A Bookish Breakfast

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.

August’s story: “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
September’s story: “The Catbird Seat” by James Thurber
October’s story: the illustrated novella “Sea Prayer” by Khaled Hosseini

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.