2020 CPL Book Groups

Leaves are falling and pages are turning at our virtual book groups. We hope to see you at one of our November meetings - attend as many as you like!

All meetings are virtual until further notice. Registration is required. Books will be available to pick up ahead of time at the Central library. Virtual meeting details will be sent out the day before the meeting. For more information and to register, see the descriptions below or contact the Central Library Reference Desk at 401-943-9080 x3 or central@cranstonlibrary.org.

And while you're at it, consider signing up for one of our special virtual author events about animation and Red Sox Nation.

Stay safe, and happy reading! 


Cookbook Club, Wednesday, November 18 | 7:00 PM

Milk Street Tuesday NightsChoose a recipe to make from the selected cookbook, then share it (virtually) with the group.

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimball

Weeknights call for techniques that deliver dinners in less time. Every recipe in the book delivers big, bold flavors, but the cooking is quick and easy—simple enough for the middle of the week.

Contact Corrie at calves@cranstonlibrary.org to register.

Graphic Novel Book Group, Wednesday, November 4 | 6:30 PM

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate BeatonHark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

Take a romp through history and literature with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton's pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favorite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she's writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.

Register online for this meetup. 



Hidden in the Stacks Virtual Book Group, Tuesday, November 24 | 6:30 PM

My Sister the Serial Killer book coverMy Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Can two Nigerian sisters - one a smart, efficient nurse; the other a beautiful, vivacious killer - maintain their close relationship when yet another boyfriend is murdered? Join us for a discussion to find out if blood really is thicker than justice.

Are you planning to join us for the December meeting? We will be sharing titles we've read this year that we loved that were not book group picks. Start thinking about titles now and read more information here on our website about how it will work.

YA For Adults Virtual Book Group, Wednesday, October 28 | 6:30 PM

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret RogersonSorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

An atmospheric standalone fantasy novel featuring magical books and evil sorcerers seemed like a perfect spooky pick for October.

To register for this meetup email Alyssa at ataft@cranstonlibrary.org.


YA For Adults Virtual Book Group, Wednesday, November 18 | 6:30 PM

Dear Martin
by Nic Stone

Join us as we discuss a timely story about racial injustice in America.

To register for this meetup email Alyssa at ataft@cranstonlibrary.org.