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Book Clubs

Reading List

The library offers a variety of book clubs. Join us for one or all! No registration is necessary.

Wednesday Evening Book Club: Reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction. Meets one Wednesday a month at 7:00 pm.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club: Reads a variety of contemporary and classic science fiction and fantasy titles. Meets one Monday a month at 7:00 pm.

Saturday Morning Book Club: Reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction. Meets one Saturday a month at 10:00 am.

Initiating Inspiration Book Club: Reads a mix of self-empowering, spiritually inspired, and social justice titles. Meets every other month on Monday at 7:00 pm. Initiating Inspiration is a collaboration between the Waltham Public Library and Waltham Agape.

Tell Us What You’re Reading Book Salon: Share titles that you’re reading with others! Meets one Monday a month at 7:00 pm. Subscribe to the “Tell Us What You’re Reading” newsletter and other book related newsletters.

“We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading” Youtube Show: Monthly show featuring members of the library staff sharing books they’ve enjoyed (or not!) Check us out on our Youtube Channel.

For further information about the Library Book Clubs, please e-mail Louise at lgoldstein@minlib.net. Copies of the titles are usually available through the library’s subscription to Hoopla or Overdrive/Libby. Copies of the books are also available at the library on the first floor display table near the elevator.

Upcoming Meetings

March
Watch the March “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading

April
Watch the April “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading

May
Watch for the May Premiere of “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading!” Watch us on Youtube!

  • Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 pm: Wednesday Night Book Club (Virtual): A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum; Zoom Link; Meeting ID: 936 5483 8196; Passcode: 106PLk

June
Watch for the June Premiere of “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading!” Watch us on Youtube!

  • Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm (Virtual): “Tell Us What You’re Reading”; Zoom Link; Meeting ID: 981 0802 4011; Passcode: xAs971
  • Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am: Saturday Morning Book Club: L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon
  • Monday, June 13, 7:00 pm: Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 pm: Wednesday Night Book Club: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

July
Watch for the July Premiere of “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading!” Watch us on Youtube!

  • Saturday, July 9, 10:00 am: Saturday Morning Book Club: The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
  • Monday, July 11, 7:00 pm (Virtual): “Tell Us What You’re Reading”
  • Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm: Science Fiction/Fantasy Book ClubRobopocalypse by Daniel Wilson
  • Wednesday, July 20, 7:00 pm: Wednesday Night Book Club: Something Wild by Hanna Halperin

August
Watch for the August Premiere of “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading!” Watch us on Youtube!

  • Monday, August 8, 7:00 pm (Virtual): “Tell Us What You’re Reading”
  • Saturday, August 13, 10:00 am: Saturday Morning Book Club: This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan
  • Monday, August 15, 7:00 pm: Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 pm: Wednesday Night Book Club: What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam Chancy

September
Watch for the September Premiere of “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading!” Watch us on Youtube!

  • Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am: Saturday Morning Book Club: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
  • Monday, September 12, 7:00 pm (Virtual): “Tell Us What You’re Reading”
  • Monday, September 19, 7:00 pm: Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club: Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 pm: Wednesday Night Book Club: What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

October
Watch for the October Premiere of “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading!” Watch us on Youtube!

  • Monday, October 3, 7:00 pm (Virtual): “Tell Us What You’re Reading”
  • Saturday, October 8, 10:00 am: Saturday Morning Book Club: Lakewood by Megan Giddings
  • Monday, October 17, 7:00 pm: Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 pm: Wednesday Night Book Club: Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

November
Watch for the November Premiere of “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading!” Watch us on Youtube!

  • Monday, November 7, 7:00 pm (Virtual): “Tell Us What You’re Reading”
  • Saturday, November 12, 10:00 am: Saturday Morning Book Club: Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters
  • Monday, November 14, 7:00 pm: Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 pm: Wednesday Night Book Club: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

December
Watch for the December Premiere of “We’ll Tell You What We’re Reading!” Watch us on Youtube!

  • Monday, December 5, 7:00 pm (Virtual): “Tell Us What You’re Reading”
  • Saturday, December 10, 10:00 am: Saturday Morning Book Club: Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
  • Monday, December 12, 7:00 pm: Science Fiction/Fantasy Book ClubA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 pm: Wednesday Night Book Club: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Book Clubs

 Book Club NameReading ListDate of Meetings
Always Young (At Heart) Adult Book ClubReading ListOnce a month, Wednesday at 7:15
English Language Learning Reading ClubReading ListOne Wednesday a month at 7:15 pm (19:15).
Initiating Inspiration Book ClubReading ListEvery other month on Monday evenings at 7:15 pm
Saturday Morning Book ClubReading ListOne Saturday a month at 10:00 AM
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book ClubReading ListThe second Monday of the month at 7:15 pm
Thursday Night Book ClubReading ListOnce a month on Thursdays at 7:15 pm
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