2020 CPL Book Groups

Cranston Public Library is breathing a sigh of relief as we gradually reopen and make preparations to start some of our book groups back up. We hope you will join us for the August virtual meetings listed below.

Registration is required. Books will be available to pick up ahead of time. 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.

In the meantime, we hope you will play along with our Adult Summer Breathing Program (a twist on traditional summer reading). Reading book group titles and attending virtual meetings are eligible activities to join the fun. Read more about how to participate on our website at cranstonlibrary.org/summerbreathing.

 Stay safe, and happy reading! 


Graphic Novel Virtual Book Group, Wednesday, September 2 | 6:30 PM
Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel BaDaytripper by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá

Why this title was chosen: Every chapter features an important period in Bras de Olivias Dominguez's life in Brazil, and each story ends the same way - with his death. As the story follows him through his entire life - one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness - what is revealed is a story about living life to its fullest, because any of us can die at any moment.

*NEW!* Nonfiction Virtual Book Group,  Wednesday, August 12 | 2:00 PM

Destiny of the Republic book cover
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
Why this title was chosen: In a book that explores the intersectional dynamics of many disciplines, we will learn how medicine, history, and the social disruption of political extremism come together to impact an entire nation.

Registration is closed. We hope you will join us for the October meeting. Details will be posted here soon.


Hidden in the Stacks Virtual Book Group, Tuesday, August 18 | 6:30 PM
A Tale for the Time Being book cover
A Tale For the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 
Why this title was chosen: What happens when an American writer fighting off writer's block learns about the life of a 16-year-old Japanese girl who is determined to memorialize her Buddhist nun grandmother? The trans-Pacific journey of a Hello Kitty lunchbox is an unlikely vehicle for bridging two worlds.



YA For Adults Virtual Book Group, Wednesday, August 26 | 6:30 PM
Resistance book cover

Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen


Why this title was chosen:This title was chosen because our group hasn't read a historical fiction in awhile, and Resistance has gotten really excellent reviews by both critics and readers!  


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