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 28, 2014: Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown

November 18, 2014: Orphan Train by Christina Klinelight between oceans

December 16, 2014: 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany by Steve Pressman

January 27, 2015: Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara

February 24, 2015: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

March 31, 2015: The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

April 28, 2015: The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Stedman

May 19, 2015: You Are Not Special: and Other Encouragements by David McCullough Jr.


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!


October 11, 2014: The Butler: A Witness to History  by Wil Haygood

November 8, 2014: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmithpianist

December 13, 2014: Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

January 10, 2015: Sophie's Choice by William Styron

February 14, 2015: The Good German by Joseph Kanon

March 14, 2015: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

April 11, 2015: Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith

May 9, 2015: The Pianst: the extraordinary true story of one man's survival in Warsaw by Wladyslaw Szpilman

June 13, 2015: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult




 Chatham Great Books Discussion Group

Great books discussion group is for those who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy,  politics, science, theology and other disciplines.  The group will used the "shared inquiry" approach to book discussion.  We will meet the 2nd Tues of each month from 7-8:30 at the Eldredge Public Library.  For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or email him. 

Meeting Schedule

February 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm
March 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm
April 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm
May 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm
June  16, 2015 at 7:00 pm


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.