Robbins Library Book Discussion Group

The Robbins Library Book Discussion Group was founded in 1994 by library volunteer Peter Glass, with support from the Robbins Library.  This group has been meeting monthly ever since. In 1996 Ann Honeycutt took over the role of volunteer facilitator (until her departure in 2015).  We are the longest-running book group at the Library.  

We read both fiction and non-fiction.  We select a list of books in the fall to read during the following year from nominations by Book Group members.  A sufficient quantity of each month's book selection is reserved by the library system and made available to Book Group members to check out a month in advance of the meeting. In order to have a large amount of books available we tend to select either "classics" or books that were very popular several years ago to ensure that the Minuteman Library system has  enough copies of the title available for us.  

Use the links below to see the upcoming books and also books that have been read by the Group in the past. We invite new members to join us on the first Monday of each month (unless it is a holiday). Please check the Robbins Library website for meeting dates:   

Books for 2018 have been selected - Click to VIEW 2018 Books

Upcoming Meetings  
   Meetings in Lower Level Community Room (LLCR), except where noted
   Most on the first Monday of the month, except where noted

  Location     Author Title nominated by

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 (2nd Monday) LLCR Paolo Giordano The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Monday, Feb 5 LLCRLaura Esquirel Like Water for Chocolate Maggi FitzP.
Monday, March 5 LLCRSherman AlexieAbsolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sue L

Monday, April 2 LLCRKaren Joy Fowler We are Completely Beside Ourselves

Joan Q.
Monday, May 7 LLCRErik LarsonIn the Garden of BeastsBernie C.
Monday, June 4 LLCRKent HarufPlainsongVictor
Monday, July 9 (2nd Mon) LLCRJ.K. RowlingThe Casual Vacancy Lisa W.
Monday, Aug 6 LLCRJeanette Walls     The Glass CastleLucy
Wednesday, Sept 5 4th Floor Conference Room Simon WinchesterThe Professor and the MadmanJim Legget
Monday, Oct 1 LLCRAmor Towles    Rules of CivilitySally N.
Monday, Nov 5 LLCRKristin HannahNightingaleTracy Marks
Monday, Dec 3 LLCRColson WhiteheadThe Underground Railroad Karen S.
Monday, Jan 7, 2018 (2nd Monday) LLCRStephen Greenblatt Swerve Therese

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