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  
   Most in Lower Level Community Room (LLCR), rest in 4th floor meeting room
   Most on Monday, except where noted

  Location     Author Title nominated by

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 LLCR Erich Maria Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front Lorraine K. and Dot
Monday, Feb 6 LLCRNathaniel Hawthorne The House of the Seven Gables multiple nominations
Monday, March 6 LLCRSusan Cheever American Bloomsbury Marcia
Monday, April 3 LLCRElizabeth Strout Abide With Me Steve R.
Monday, May 1 LLCRTim O'Brien The Things They Carried Therese
Monday, June 5 LLCRJ.R. Moehringer The Tender Bar Lucy
Monday, July 10 (2nd Mon) LLCRJ. Courtney Sullivan Maine Joan Q.
Monday, Aug 7 LLCRPeter Pouncey Rules for Old Men Waiting Victor
Wednesday, Sept 6 4th Floor Conference Room Asne Sierstad The Bookseller of Kabul Lisa
Monday, Oct 2 LLCRSebastian Junger A Death in Belmont ???
Monday, Nov 6 LLCRAdam Johnson The Orphan Master's Son Joan Q., Sue Ludwig
Monday, Dec 4 LLCRSarah Vowell The Wordy Shipmates ???
Monday, Jan 8, 2018 (2nd Monday) LLCRPaolo Giordano The Solitude of Prime Numbers Penelope

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