Evening Book Group

The evening group is a mix of men and women, 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 at the main library and is led by Lisa Francine, Reference and Reader Services Librarian. She can be reached for questions or suggestions at 978-256-5521 x1107, or e-mail lfrancine@chelmsfordlibrary.org

Please note: during COVID-19, all of our book groups are meeting online. Contact the group leader for access details.

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Selected titles for this group

2020-21:

All meetings will be via Zoom until further notice. Still to be determined is our 2021 One Book selection, so this reading calendar may shift depending on when our One Book pick is selected.

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