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Book Discussion Groups

Join a book discussion group at Cranston Public Library and share your love of reading with other book lovers! We offer monthly book discussion groups at our Central Library, Auburn Branch, and William Hall Library locations.

 

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, CENTRAL LIBRARY

The book discussion group meets 3 times per month, so choose the day and time that works best for you!   We meet at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month, the next night (Wednesday) at 7:00 pm and the next afternoon (Thursday) at 2:00 pm.  Contact Maryanne Berry at 401-943-9080 x3 or maryanne_berry@cranstonlibrary.org to sign up.

 

READING IN THE HALL, WILLIAM HALL LIBRARY

Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Contact the library staff at 401-781-2450 or hall@cranstonlibrary.org to sign up.

 

MODERN READING GROUP, AUBURN BRANCH

Meets monthly on varying afternoons at the Auburn Branch. Contact library staff at 401-781-6116 or auburn@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.


ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS:  

The Fantastic Book Club for grades 3-6 meets on the second Wednesday of the month from March to September at 4 PM at the Central Library. This spring and summer, the Fantastic Book Club will be discussing books about "building a better world," involving everything from compassion to robots. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 ext. 4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library. For a list of current and past titles, visit the Fantastic Book Club page.

The Rhode Island Children's Book Award Book Club for grades 3-6 meets on the second Wednesday of the month, October through February, from 4-5 PM at the Central Library.  At each meeting, we discuss 4 of this year's nominees, tied to one theme. Children can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title. For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 ext. 4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library. For a list of current and past titles, visit the RICBA Book Club page.

Books for Breakfast is an occasional book club for young people that meets at the Oak Lawn branch. Over the summer, children going into grades 1 through 5 are invited to join us on Friday mornings to share and learn about our favorite books. Enjoy a breakfast snack and check out books that will be good for summer reading and for fun. For more information, or to register, please call 401-942-1787.

For Book Worms Only is a book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and would like to participate in word games, memory challenges, and a lively discussion. Meetings are 4-5 PM at the Auburn branch on the third Wednesday of the month.  We choose the book for the next month at the end of the meeting. Please call 401-781-6116 for more information or to register. For a list of current and past titles, visit the For Book Worms Only page.

 

GUIDELINES FOR DISCUSSION

    • Make every effort to attend discussion group meetings.
    • Be on time.
    • Everyone is entitled to an opinion; don't be afraid to voice yours.
    • Kindly allow others to express their viewpoints.
    • Speak up when offering comments and avoid side conversations.
    • Be focused; save personal anecdotes for after the meeting.
    • Have fun!