The Central Library & The William Hall Library will be opening  at noon on Thursday, December 12 due to a staff meeting. 

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. Visit our event calendar for a complete listing of upcoming meeting times.

 

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 2019 Selections page. Please contact Zach Berger at 401-943-9080 x3 or central@cranstonlibrary.org with any questions.


GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB, CENTRAL LIBRARY

The Graphic Novel Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. We celebrate comics of all kinds, from the action-packed superhero variety to graphic memoirs to Japanese manga and more! Contact the Central Library reference desk at 401-943-9080 x3 or central@cranstonlibrary.org to sign up.


YA FOR ADULTS BOOK CLUB, CENTRAL LIBRARY

YA for Adults Book Club is a Cranston Central book club for adults interested in reading young adult books. This book club is perfect for those who already love young adult literature, or are looking to branch out and read outside their normal purview. Meetings are held on select Wednesday evenings. For more information or to register, please contact Alyssa Taft at 401-943-9080  x112 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org.


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 YOUNG PEOPLE:  

 

The Fantastic Book Club 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.

Cool Manga Kids, for grades 6-12, meets the second Thursday of the month from 4-5:30 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.

Bring Your Own Book Club, for grades 7-10, meets one Saturday a month from 2:30-3:30 PM at the Central Library from April to September.  Teens earn two hours of community service for reading a book of their choice and sharing it at the meeting. The librarian makes suggestions for future selections based on a theme. For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 ext. 112, or drop by the Teen Desk at the Central Library. 
 
The Rhode Island Teen Book Award Book Club for grades 9-12 meets one Saturday a month, October through February, from 2:30-3:30 PM at the Central Library. At each meeting, we discuss 4 of this year's RITBA nominees, tied to a theme. Teens 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 winner. Registration is required. Please Call 401-943-9080 ext 4, drop by the Teen Desk at the Central Library, or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org 

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. 

The Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Book Club @ Central for grades 6-8 meets one Monday a month, October through March, 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 March, members of the club will vote for their favorite title. Registration is required.  For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 ext. 4, or drop by the Teen Desk at the Central Library. 

 

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!