**Delayed Opening 8/23 for staff training: Central and William Hall will open at 12 pm Thurs. 8/23 **

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 on the third Tuesday and third Wednesday at 6:30 pm, and also on the third Thursday at 2:00 pm.  At the current time, due to full capacity, we cannot accept new members, but please feel free to check out the other book groups listed below. To see what we're reading, visit our 2018 Selections page. Please contact Zach Berger at 401-943-9080 x3 or central@cranstonlibrary.org with any questions.

 

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 Rhode Island Children's Book Award Book Club @ Central for grades 3-5 meets one Monday a 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.

The Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Book Club @ Central for grades 6-8 meets one Monday a month, October through February, from 4-5 PM at the Central Library.  At each meeting,  we discuss 4 of this year’s RIMSBA nominees, tied to a theme. Students can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title and the votes will be submitted to the state to help select the first ever winner. Registration is required.  Please call 401-943-9080 ext. 4, or drop by the Children's Service Desk at the Central Library.  Visit the RIMSBA Book Club page for a list of each month’s discussion titles.

Manga Comix Club, for grades 6-12, meets the second Thursday of the month from 4-5 PM at the Auburn Branch.  At each meeting we celebrate a different manga or comics series. Join us for a lively discussion, anime clips, games, drawing, comic creation tips, and free snacks. Please call 401-781-6116 for more information or to register.

The Fantastic Book Club @ Central for grades 3-6 meets on the second Wednesday of the month from March to September at the Central Library.  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.

 

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!