2021 CPL Book Groups

In accordance with state reopening guidelines, our book groups are transitioning to in-person meetings depending on the requests of group members. These changes will be noted below next to individual groups.

Registration is required. Meeting links will be sent out prior to virtual meetups. For more information and to register, visit cranstonlibrary.org/book-groups or contact the Central Library Reference Desk at central@cranstonlibrary.org. Copies of books will be available at each meeting's location approximately one month prior to meeting date.


BOOK GROUPS @ CENTRAL LIBRARY

COOKBOOK CLUB
A book club with a tasty twist! Members prepare recipes from the same cookbook, then gather to discuss and share what they prepared.

Jew-ish by Jake CohenNext meetup: Wednesday, October 13 | 6:00 PM

Jew-ish by Jake Cohen

Cohen reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband's Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers.

Contact Corrie at calves@cranstonlibrary.org to sign up and for more information.

COVER TO COVER BOOK GROUP
For readers who enjoy an eclectic variety of fiction titles

Next meetup: Thursday, October 21 | 2:00 PM (IN PERSON @ CENTRAL)

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals, this novel tells the story of how Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. What will lawyer Avery Stafford learn about her family’s secrets and its involvement with these terrible abductions?

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GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK GROUP
For readers of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. Graphic Novel Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month.

HIDDEN IN THE STACKS BOOK GROUP
For readers who enjoy diving into lesser-known literary fiction

Lost Children Archive by Valeria LuiselliNext meetup: Tuesday, October 19 | 6:30 PM (IN PERSON @ CENTRAL)

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

What happens during a cross-country road trip when an unusual family encounters the burgeoning immigration crisis at the Mexican border? Read how sounds, imagery, and story come together in unusual ways against the backdrop of the American Southwest.

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MIDWEEK MEDLEY BOOK GROUP
For readers who enjoy a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah PekkanenNext meetup: Wednesday, October 20 | 6:30 PM (IN PERSON @ CENTRAL)

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

In this scary love triangle that will keep readers on their toes until the very end, The Wife Between Us exposes the secrets of an enviable marriage and the dangerous truths ignored in the name of love.

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MODERN MYSTERY BOOK GROUP
For readers who enjoy contemporary mystery and suspense

The Sentence is Death by Anthony HorowitzNext meetup: Monday, October 25 | 3:00 PM (IN PERSON @ CENTRAL)

The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz

The author makes himself a character in this ingenious detective story about a celebrity divorce lawyer who is killed by a whack to the head from a bottle of wine. Who wielded the blow, and what do the numbers mean that were scrawled near the body?

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NONFICTION BOOK GROUP
For readers who enjoy general nonfiction

 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee ShetterlyNext meetup: Wednesday, October 13 | 2:00 PM (IN PERSON @ CENTRAL)

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

This book tells the inspiring story of a group of female African-American mathematicians who calculated the formulas that would launch astronauts into space. Known as “human computers,” these women faced many obstacles--including segregation in the workplace--to help America win and dominate the space race.

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YA FOR ADULTS BOOK GROUP
For readers of young adult literature

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn BarnesNext meetup: Wednesday, October 27 | 6:30 PM (IN PERSON @ CENTRAL)

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Billionaire Tobias Hawthorne has died and left Avery Grambs his fortune.  She has no idea who he even is.  To receive her inheritance she must move to Hawthorne House, a sprawling, secret-passage-filled house, packed with puzzles, riddles, and codes. If you liked Knives Out, you’ll like this book!

Email Alyssa at ataft@cranstonlibrary.org to register.


READING IN THE HALL BOOK DISCUSSION FOR ADULTS @ WILLIAM HALL LIBRARY

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-GarciaNext meetup: Wednesday, October 27 | 6:30 PM (IN PERSON @ WILLIAM HALL)

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes "a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror" (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico.

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Upcoming Book Group Meetups