Evening Book Group

The evening group is a mix of people, young and not-so young who meet at 7 pm on the first Monday of every month (with the exception of Monday holidays and summer months) for lively conversation. We read a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles. We laugh a lot. The group meets in the fireplace room in the Adams building of the main library and is led by  Maria Palacio,  Assistant Director of Outreach, x1102 or mpalacio@chelmsfordlibrary.org – connect with me or any of our librarians via phone or email for questions or suggestions!

Please note: All meetings will be via Zoom until further notice.  Contact the group leaders for access details. 

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Selected titles for this group

2021-2022:

2020-21:

2019-20:

Still to be determined is our 2020 One Book selection, so this calendar will shift depending on when our One Book pick is selected.

2018-19:

2017-18:

2016-17:

2015-16:

2014-15:

2013-14:

2012-13:

2011-12:

2010-11:

  • September 13, 2010 – Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • October 4, 2010 – Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
  • November 1, 2010 – Coop: a Family, a Farm and the Pursuit of One Good Egg by Michael Perry
  • December 6, 2010 – Mrs. Somebody Somebody: Stories by Tracy Winn
  • January 3, 2011 – Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
  • February 7, 2011 – Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • March 7, 2011 – Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • April 4, 2011 – One Book title
  • May 2, 2011 – Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • June 6, 2011 – Tinkers by Paul Harding

2009-10:

  • September 14, 2009 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • October 5, 2009 – The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • November 2, 2009 – Given Day by Dennis Lehane
  • December 7, 2009 – Lemon Tree: an Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan
  • January 4, 2010 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • February 1, 2010 – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • March 1, 2010 – Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
  • April 5, 2010 – Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
  • May 10, 2010 – Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • June 7, 2010 – Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery