Book Discussion Groups
We offer three separate book discussion groups each month. New members are always welcome. Come once or as many times as you wish. Discussion titles are available at the checkout desk. They may also be available on CD, or as an audio or e-book download via OverDrive. Search our catalog, or ask our Reference staff for assistance (978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Main Library – Daytime: held on the 1st Thursday of the month from 1-2:30 PM
September 4: Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook
October 2: Room with a View by E. M. Forster
- Main Library – Evening: held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9 PM
August 19: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
September 16: The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor
October 21: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
- Farms Branch: held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7 – 8:30 PM
August 21: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
September 18: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
October 16: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
“Monday Mornings” is a free lecture series for seniors that runs annually from September through May at the main library. Programs run from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Sohier Room. Light refreshments are served starting at 9 AM. All adults welcome – no registration needed. To be added to the email list for “Monday Mornings” news, or for more information, please email Robin at email@example.com.
The Fall 2014 series will begin on Monday, September 15 with “Mongolia: Land of the Great Blue Sky,” an illustrated talk with Betsy Bray. Mongolia is one of the world’s last undiscovered travel destinations; a land of wide open spaces, blue skies, forests, deserts, crystal clear lakes and traditional hospitality from the nomads. The country has an interesting history dating back to the Mongul Empire of Genghis Khan. Betsy traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park,Khovsgl Lake, and the Gobi Desert this past summer. Her presentation will include her experience staying in gers (known to us as yurts), riding two-humped camels, discovering traditional Mongolian food, visiting schools, and learning about the nomad lifestyle. She will also have interesting stories to share!
A complete printable schedule for the Fall 2014 season will be posted soon. Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring “Monday Mornings”!