Book Discussion Groups at the Eldredge Public Library

The Friends of Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group

This group meets once a month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Friends room. Everyone is welcome!

October 25, 2016- Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

November 25, 2016- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

** Listen to Author Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss The Sympathizer and His Escape from Vietnam on this Radio Broadcast

December 20, 2016- Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

January 31, 2017 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

                      ** Read the New York Times Review of Books Book Review for Our Souls at Night from June 2015

February 28, 2017 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

March 28, 2017 - The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

April 25, 2017 - So Close to Home by Mike Tougias and Alison O'Leary

May 23, 2017 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

If you have any questions, please call Linda Nixon at 508-945-2094.    

Book-to-Film Discussion Group

Some of the most enduring films have been inspired by great literature. And some books seemed to be nothing special until brought into sharper focus by a great filmmaker. The Eldredge Public Library would like to invite you to join our a book-to-film discussion group. On the second Saturday of each month we meet at the Library at 2:00 pm, having read the pre-selected book for the month. We watch the movie version together, and then comes the fun as we discuss the merits of each. Facilitated by a Library staff member, the group chooses the titles. We are have an interesting exchange of ideas, thoughts, and impressions. Most of all, we enjoy an evening of fun in a relaxed setting with congenial people!


September 10, 2016 - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

October 08, 2016 - Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

November 12, 2016- White Fang by Jack London

December 10, 2016- Carol (The Price of Salt) by Patricia Highsmith

January 14, 2017 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austenroom with a view

February 11, 2017 - Room by Emma Donoghue

March 11, 2017 -The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

April 15, 2017 - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

May 13, 2017 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

June 10, 2017 - A Room With a View by E. M. Forster


 Chatham Great Books Discussion Groupgreat books

This discussion group is for people who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy, politics, science, theology, and other disciplines.

Great Books discussion groups use an approach to discussion called Shared Inquiry, which follows a few simple guidelines designed to make a discussion more rewarding by keeping the group’s attention focused firmly on the text and its interpretation.

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 3:00-5:00 pm throughout the year.

For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or  

Would you like the library to help acquire books for your members?  Please download our Bookclub Guidelines.  We are happy to help! Is your bookclub looking for suggestions? Click here for a list of books previously chosen by various bookclubs in Chatham.