A traditional evening book discussion group in which everyone reads the same book. Gatherings are held the last Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library, 22 Sears Street, Burlington, MA 01803. Attendees take turns choosing titles for discussion, and act as discussion leader for the books they recommend. Library staff member Susanne Sullivan manages the schedule, publicizes the titles, requests library copies for attendees to borrow, and provides support as needed. Contact Susanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. View upcoming discussions on the Burlington Library website at: http://www.burlington.org/departments/library/book_discussion_groups.php
The Rodgers Memorial Library hosts a book discussion group the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Books are available at the library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson for library card holders. Others can get copies of the book through their town library. Go to rodgerslibrary.org or call 603-886-6030 for upcoming titles and information.
Meet once or twice a month for a cup of tea and a lovely brunch to discuss the months book of choice.
We are a social book club that has been going on for about 8 years in one form or another. We are all women, primarily in our 40s and 50s. Both married and single. Some have kids and others don't. We live in the Newton-Waltham-Watertown area.
We meet once a month -- usually a Wednesday evening @ 7pm -- at one of our houses (usually Waltham or West Newton). Simple munchies, a bottle of wine, and a lively discussion about the month's book, what's going on in our lives, current events, etc. Due to members moving or leaving for other reasons, we are down to about 4-5 active members and we'd like to grow the club by about 4 more.
We usually have a pot luck twice a year (the best attended meetings!). In addition to the monthly book meetings, occasionally we meet for dinner out, plays, movies, or readings. These side events are rarely the whole group, since some people prefer weekend events and others weeknight.
I say "social" book club, because it's got a "girls' night out" feel -- we socialize and catch up with each others' lives. We talk about the book, though people come whether or not they've had time to read the book.
If this sounds of interest to you, drop me an email and we can talk!
An example of some of the books we've read over the years:
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
The Immortal Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Daughter of Fortune, Paula, and Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor
Like Water for Elephants by Sarah Guen
To Say Nothing of the Dog and Blackout by Connie Willis
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Hunger Games and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and the Madness at the Fair that Changed America
The Social Philosophizers Club sponsors--among other forms of intellectual socializing--a book club and various study groups. Both classical and modern works of philosophical and other literary works are entertained. Our definition of philosophy is quite flexible and encompasses a broad field of philosophic perspective from the arts to wide ranging multidisciplinary study and reflection.
Please consider joining us!
The Social Philosophizers website is located at:
http://www.meetup.com/social-philosophizers, or simply http://www.socialphilosophizers.com