The Waltham Public Library Book Club has been meeting for over 25 years. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings, which are held one evening a month. People have come and gone over the years, with some being active members for 10 years or more. All are welcome to come for one discussion or many. The lists are based on member suggestions and the library borrows extra copies from other libraries in our network.
After reading the book, we meet to have a lively discussion. The discussions are informal and based on personal reactions rather than an academic approach. The Book Club members are all ages and from varied backgrounds. they have in common an enjoyment of reading and the desire to share ideas about what they have read. Generally between 10 and 20 people attend a meeting. We especially like to read books by authors we might miss without the encouragement of the club – American and foreign – historical and contemporary – famous and lesser known. We have discovered many satisfying books and new authors together.