History Book Group

The History Book Group is an informal group which meets at 7 pm on the the last Thursday of every month (with exception of November and December; and no meetings in July or August), for people with an interest in history – local, U.S. and world history.  If you are new to the group, please register for the meeting you would like to attend on the library’s calendar or sign up for the group’s newsletter below. Regular members will be sent the Zoom link for each meeting prior to the meeting date.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Hartman, who leads the discussions.

Sign up for email announcements and reminders about this group!


Selected titles for this group






The group was on hiatus from March 2020 until February 2021.






2014 Titles:

2013 Titles:

Please note the dates for 2013. For October – December, we will
not be meeting on our usual last Thursday of the month due to Halloween,
Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • January 26, 2012: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
  • February 23, 2012: A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of The American Nation by Catherine Allgor
  • November 17th, 2011 – The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis
  • December 15th, 2011 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Lori Ginzberg
  • Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Lewis Roberts
  • The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
  • A Midwife’s Tale by Laurel T. Ulrich
  • Nothing like it in the World by Stephen Ambrose
  • The Peabody Sisters by Megan Marshall
  • Masters of the Air by Donald Miller
  • Tried by War by James McPherson
  • The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed
  • The Scratch of a Pen by Collin C. Halloway
  • Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hacket Fisher
  • The Last Apocalypse by James Reston
  • The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman
  • Vanished Smile by Rita Scotti
  • Salt by Mark Kurlansky