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Join other readers each month to discuss books at the library.
Discussions are informal and are moderated by a librarian. Everyone is welcome and no signup is required. Just pick up a copy of the book at the Main Library adult checkout desk and drop in to join a discussion.
Booked for Lunch
First Fridays at noon, Main Library Atrium (near the café)
Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Bring a brown bag lunch — or grab a sandwich or salad at the library café — and join other readers for an informal conversation about books. Look for the brown Booked for Lunch sign.
World Literature Club
Second Fridays at 10 a.m., Main Library Quincy Room
Discuss novels from around the world. For more information, call Julie at 617-376-2411.
- January 8: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (Japan and USA)
- February 12: Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan (Burma)
- March 11: Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique (Virgin Islands)
- April 8: Life after Life by Kate Atkinson (England)
- May 13: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (France)
- June 10: Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper (Canada)
- January: Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz (Israel)
- February: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (South Africa)
- March: The Thicket by Joe Lansdale (American West)
- April: The God of Small Things by Arundati Roy (India)
- May: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (France)
- June: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (North Korea)
- July: Lucky Us by Amy Bloom (London and USA)
- August: The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene (Vermont)
- September: 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson (Polish in England, WWII)
- October: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (Germany, WWI)
- November: One of Ours by Willa Cather (USA, WWI)
- December: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra (Chechnya)