MacKay Library Has a New Phone Number 978-256-5521 x6

The staff at the MacKay Library hosts a variety of book discussion groups. The Mystery Group has been meeting for 13 years. Novel Conversations evolved out of the Oprah Book Group that began in 1998.


 Mystery Group

Mystery Group meets on the
4th Wednesday of the month
at 6:45 PM

December 17, 2014 (note date change)
Louise Penny and John Harvey

January 28, 2015
Michael Ridpath and Craig Johnson

The Mystery Group picks two authors a month. Members read books by those authors and come prepared to discuss why they enjoyed these books (or why they did not like them.) Were earlier books better crafted than more recent ones? Have characters developed over the years? Do you get a true sense of the place where the story is set? What good Mystery books have people read recently?

The MacKay Library will have a variety of the featured authors' books available for loan in the month preceding each discussion.
Novel Conversations Book Group

This popular daytime book group usually meets on the first Friday of each month at noon at the MacKay Library.

Book List for 2014-15

September 5, 2014 - The Kept by James Scott

October 3, 2014 - Mr. Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

November 7, 2014 - Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

December 5, 2014 - Holiday Party

January 9, 2015 - The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

February 6, 2015 - Where'd you go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

March 6, 2015 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

April 3, 2015 - One Book Selection

May 1, 2015 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

June 5, 2015 - Picnic / Burial Rites by Hannah Kent


If you would like to join or learn more about these groups, call the MacKay Library at 978-256-5521.