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.  

We invite new members to join us at any meeting (it is not required that you have read the book for that month). 

Books for 2019 have been selected - Click to VIEW 2019 Books in downloadable format






Upcoming Meetings  
   Meetings in 4th Floor Conference Room (4FCR), except where noted
   Most on the first Monday of the month, except where noted


Jan 7, 2019 Monday Lower Level Community Room Stephen Greenblatt The Swerve 368 non-fiction
Therese Henderson
Feb 4 Monday 4FCR  Ann Patchett Commonwealth 336 Fiction
Steve Rothman
March 4 Monday 4FCR Anita Diamant The Boston Girl 322 non-fiction
Madeleine Piccolo
April 1 Monday 4FCR Charles Dickens Great Expectations 284 Fiction
Lisa Weiler
May 6 Monday 4FCR Jenna Blum Those Who Save Us 479 Fiction
Ave Rongone
June 3 Monday 4FCR James Bradley Flags of Our Fathers 356 non-fiction
Lorraine Krupkowski
July 8 Monday 4FCR Robert Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land 525 Sci-Fi
Victor Kava
Aug 5 Monday 4FCR Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me 176 non-fiction
Tim Button
Sept 9 Wednesday 4FCR Gish Jen Girl at the Baggage Claim 337 Fiction
Adrian Zimmer
Oct 7 Monday 4FCR J.D. Vance Hillbilly Elegy 261 non-fiction
Lucy Holley
Nov 4 Monday 4FCR Margane Satrapi  Persepolis 135 Graphic Novel
Joan Quigley
Dec 2 Monday 4FCR Sebastian Unger Tribe 264 non-fiction
Dake Henderson
Jan 6, 2020 Monday 4FCR Louise Erdrich The Round House 336 Fiction
 Sue Ludwig, Karen  Shepherd, Joan Quigley
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