I love talking about books. I participated in a book group at the White River Coop years ago on eating locally and it was so much fun. Now they have a sewing coop, garden workshops, and more. There are plenty of places to join a book group from the many local libraries we have in the Upper Valley.
Lebanon and Hanover
Lebanon library does a book buffet where everyone brings in a book about the theme. You’ll leave with plenty of recommended reads. They also have an evening book group on the 2nd Thurs. of each month. Their current theme is American Families in Fiction.
The Howe Library does an everyone is reading program where everyone reads the same book and the library does different events around the book. This year they read about Canada and read Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper. It’s held every year from October and into November; here’s the schedule from last year.
They also do a books and lunch on Tuesdays at noon each month. The next one is March 13th and they’re reading The North Water.
Etna Library has a book group that meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
Enfield, Grantham, Canaan, Plainfield/Meriden
The Enfield Public library has a book group the last Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm.
The Dunbar Library in Grantham has books to movie discussion. Read the book, discuss it on one night, and watch the movie on another. Both meetings are at 6:30 pm. Their next book and movie discussion is the Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham on Mon. and Thurs. March 12 and 15th.
The Canaan library has Basement Bookies, which meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.
Someone has said that Plainfield public library has a book group the last Monday of the month in the evening. The Meriden library has a book group at 2 pm, but the calendar only shows February, so you might want to call the library to know when the next one will be.
Windsor, Royalton, Bradford, Woodstock, Quechee
The Windsor Public Library does books to movie discussions each month on Wednesdays at 6 pm. When you meet you watch the movie and discuss comparisions to the movie. On the second Tuesdays of each month there’s a politics and food dicussion. They just read In My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Royalton library has a Winter/Spring book discussion and a Wellness book discussion. The winter/spring book discussion is every other Monday at 7 pm and the Wellness book discussion is held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. There are also pages to screen presentations at various times on Thursdays.
The Bradford, VT public library has Farm and Garden book discussions on select Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
The Norman Williams Library in Woodstock has a book group on the second Friday of the month at 1:30 pm. There’s also a classics book discussion on select Saturdays at 10:30 am.
The Quechee public library has mulitple book groups: a mystery book group on the first Monday of the month at 4 pm, a regular book group on the first Friday of the month at 12:45 pm, and a monthly sci-fi book discussion on Mondays at 6 pm.
Beyond Upper Valley – Newport
A little drive away, Newport has three book groups. Books on Tap is at Salt Hill the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. They have another evening book group the third Wednesday of the month except in Dec. at 7 pm. Their next one is Idaho by Emily Ruskovich. If you live in Newport there’s a Brown Bag and Book club that meets the first Tuesday of the month at noon.