Book Clubs

Book clubs provide opportunities for readers to discuss books and their significance in society and culture. Share your reading experience and meet new people. Here are three book clubs that meet at the Library.

If you are interested in joining one of these groups, or if you would like to start a new book club, please contact

History Book Club:

Meetings take place the third Tuesday of every month at 4 PM. This club is currently CLOSED to new members. An idea of the group’s interests may be gained from selections for 2024:

January A Fever In The Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot To Take Over America… | Timothy Egan

FebruaryAgent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy | Damien Lewis

March River Of The Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile | Candice Millard

AprilBury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West | Dee Brown

MayHow The Scots Invented The Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It | Arthur Herman

JuneThe Revolutionary: Samuel Adams | Stacey Schiff

JulyOur Declaration: A Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence In Defense Of Equality | Danielle S. Allen

AugustMonuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History | Robert M. Edsel

SeptemberEmpress Of The Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt’s Ancient Temples from Destruction | Lynne Olson

OctoberEast West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity” | Phillippe Sands

November 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus | Charles C. Mann

DecemberThe Wife Of Bath, A Biography | Marion Turner

MCL Book Club:

The MCL Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 4:30 PM. This club is CLOSED to new members. An idea of the group’s interests may be gained from selections for 2024:

January– BOOK BANNING ALL ABOUT –| exploring the rapid growth of book banning in the US open book selection & discussion with Kathe Dillmann

FebruaryThe Good Neighbor: The Life And Work Of Fred Rodgers | Maxwell King

MarchHamnet | Maggie O’Farrell

AprilNothing To Be Frightened Of | Julian Barnes

MayA Geography Of Time -The Temporal Misadventures Of A Social Psychologist | Robert V. Levine

JuneRemarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt

JulyHorse | Geraldine Brooks

AugustOath And Honor | Liz Cheney

SeptemberDemon Copperhead | Barbara Kingsolver

OctoberWait Till Next Year | Doris Kearns Goodwin

Page Turners:

Meetings take place the third Thursday of every month at 5 PM. This club is OPEN to new members. An idea of the group’s interests may be gained from selections so far for 2024:

FebruaryPet | Catherine Chidgey

MarchMaster Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom | Ilyon Woo

AprilWe Begin at the End | Chris Whitaker

MayThe Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics | Daniel Brown

July– Frozen River | Ariel Lawhon

August– A Room with a View | E.M. Forster

September– After Annie | Anna Quindlen

October– The Secret Life of Sunflowers | Marta Molnar

Silent Book Club:

Friends and strangers gather at the Manchester library, first Monday of every month at 2pm. Share what they’re reading, and settle in for 30 minutes of silent, sustained reading. At the end of the 30 minutes, attendees can socialize—or not!

Read what you like or pair up and read a book together. We started Silent Book Club because reading with friends enriches our lives and makes us happy. Sometimes you just need a little help to find the next great read!