Book Groups

The Blackstone Library has a limited number of copies of these titles 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 Copies are first come, first served.


New! Banned Book Club  – first Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm, held in the library

Join us for a non-judgemental, civil discussion of various titles that are being challenged and banned, both locally and nationally.

October 3: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison – Register

November 7: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe – Register


2nd Tuesday Book Club – second Tuesday of the month @ 6:15 pm, held in the library

October: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Please email if you’re interested in joining!


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

In the Best Seller Book Club we and discussing newly released, highly rated books from a wide variety of genres each month. Registration is required to receive a link to this online event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Blackstone Library

September 30: Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See – Register

October 28: Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue – Register

November 18: Going Infinite by Michael Lewis – Register


Books & Brews – last Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m. at Thimble Island Brewing Company

October 25: Lone Women by Victor Lavelle

November 29: What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimaenez

We’re officially back  in person meetings! Pick up a copy of this month’s title and be ready to share your thoughts at our monthly meeting at Thimble Island Brewing Company. 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.


First Friday Book Discussion – first Friday of the month @ 11:00 a.m., held hybrid style both on Zoom and in person!

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 or in person for a live book discussion. Registration is required to receive a link to this hybrid event.

October 6: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger – Register

November 3: After We Were Stolen by Brooke Beyfuss – Register



The above book clubs are meeting virtually for the foreseeable future. Any updates will be posted here.  New members are always welcome! Call the Reference Department at 203.488.1441, ext. 318, if you need help placing a book on hold.