A Quirky and Contemporary Book Club

Let’s get weird in this unusual book club focused on quirky and odd tales. | Adults

Forest Park Branch
Second Thursday of every month | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | 18+

Let’s get weird in this unusual book club of quirky and odd tales. This one is for those who are looking for something outside of the bestsellers list, and are unafraid of trying new books! Join if you dare!

Book selections:
DATE CHANGE – now October 17th: The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters
CANCELED – November 14th: Ten Dead Comedians, by Fred Van Lente
December 12th: Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

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, September-December | 1:30 – 2:30 PM | 18+

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 11 – A Deeper Love Inside: the Porsche Santiaga Story

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.

December 4: What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

January 8: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

February 5: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

March 4: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

 

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 2020 Reading List. For more information, contact Lisa at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org.


Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center
NO GROUP NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
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

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.

 

A Bookish Breakfast at Cafe Christo

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 and the current month’s reading, contact Ann Harper at 413-263-6843 or email aharper@springfieldlibrary.org.

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
First Tuesday of the month, at 6:00 – 7:30 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.