Book & Movie 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!inside the obriens

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

November 15, 2016- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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 

February 28, 2017 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchettunderground railroad

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.    

EPL 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 afternoon 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


 EPL Classic and Foreign Film Discussion Group

Starting January 28, 2017 we will begin a Classic and Foreign Film Group that will meet on the fourth Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm.  This group will be alternating films between foreign, (non-English with subtitles) and American classics.

This film groups will be led by Librarian Samuel Rome, who is able to combine his love of film with his love of books.  Get ready for some good movies, good discussions and good company!  Everyone is welcome to join, no registration is needed.

For our first movie session, we've chosen landmark films from the 1930s – 1960s.  his girl friday

January 29, 2017 - Pather Panchali (Indian, 1955, Director Satyajit Ray)

February 25, 2017 - Notorious (American Classic, 1946, Director Alfred Hitchcock)

March 25, 2017  -  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (French, 1964, Director Jacques Demy)

April 22, 2017 - His Girl Friday (American Classic, 1940, Director Howard Hawks) umbrellas of cherbourg

May 27, 2017 - Bicycle Thieves (Italian, 1948, Director Vittorio De Sica)

June 24, 2017 - Kind Hearts and Coronets (British Classic, 1949, Director Robert Hamer)


Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our newest book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

April 4, 2017 - The Cape Cod Cookbook: 201 Traditional Recipes from Chatham Cranberry Salsa to
Provincetown Crab Cakes
by Jerome Rubinlorna cookbook club

May 2, 2017 - How to Cook Everything Fast by Mark Bittman

June 6, 2017 - TBA

August 1, 2017 - TBA

September 5, 2017 - TBA

October 3, 2017 - TBA

November 7, 2017 - TBA

December 5, 2017 - TBA


 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.great books feb 2017

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.