Book Groups

NEW! Read Cute: A Romance Novel Book Club – third Thursday of the month @ 6:00 p.m., held virtually via Zoom!

Are you a veteran romance reader? Did binging Bridgeton on Netflix introduce you to the romance genre for the first time? Then join us for Read Cute, the newest book club at the Blackstone Library! Lead by local romance author Regina Kyle, we’ll indulge a passion for literature with romance novels fit for any persuasion. At each meeting you’ll also get to meet and chat with the author of that month’s book – a truly swoon worthy opportunity!

Registration is required to receive a link to this online event.

The Blackstone Library has a limited number of copies available for book club participants. If you are interested in obtaining a library copy, please call us at (203) 488-1441 ext. 318 or email programs@207.210.128.35. Copies are first come, first served.

June 17: Any Rogue Will Do by Bethany Bennett – Register

July 15: Then There Was You by Miranda Liasson – Register

August 19: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma – Register

First Friday Book Discussion – first Friday of the month @ 12:00 p.m., held virtually via Zoom!

Don’t let social distancing prevent you from discussing a great book with your neighbors! Download this month’s title on Hoopla (free with your Blackstone Library card), then meet up with us via zoom for a live book discussion. Registration is required to receive a link to this online event.

May 7: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner – Register

2nd Tuesday Book Group, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

April: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

May: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

June: TBA

Meetings will be held via Zoom or outside on the Branford Green. Interested in more information? Email ckondziela@207.210.128.35

Best Seller Book Club –  last Saturday of the month @ 3:30 pm., held virtually via Zoom!

May 29: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – Register

June 26: The Four Winds by Kristin HannahRegister

July 31: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo IshiguroRegister

Registration is required to receive a link to this online event.

The Blackstone Library has a limited number of copies available for book club participants. If you are interested in obtaining a library copy, please call us at (203) 488-1441 ext. 318 or email programs@207.210.128.35. Copies are first come, first served.

Books & Brews – last Wednesday @ 6 p.m., held virtually via Zoom! at Thimble Island Brewing Company

May 26: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Pulp Novels

Choose whichever title appeals to you the most and be ready to share your thoughts. Check out our Meetup page for details!

Choose one (or both) titles to read, then join that table discussion the night of the group. Books are available for loan in advance of discussion. Ask at Reference about getting a copy. Group meets at Thimble Island Brewing Company, 16 Business Park Dr, Branford, CT 06405.

 

Book groups meet in the Lucy Hammer Room and new members are always welcome.  Call the Reference Department at 203.488.1441, ext. 318, if you need help placing a book on hold.

The above book clubs are meeting virtually for the foreseeable future. Any updates will be posted here.