Book Groups

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.

February 5: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie – Register

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

January 12: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

February 9: TBD

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

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

January 30: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman – Register

February 27: The Searcher by Tana French – Register

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 Copies are first come, first served.

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

January 27: Young Adult titles by authors of color

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.