2020 CPL Book Groups

As fall approaches, we’ve come up with a variety of discussion titles to entice you to share your love for reading.  Please choose from the options below—attend as many meetings 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.

 Stay safe, and happy reading! 


Cookbook Club, Wednesday, September 23 | 3:00 PM

Choose a recipe to make from the selected cookbook, then share it (virtually) with the group. 

Modern Potluck: Beautiful Food to Share by Kristin Donnelly

Modern potluck recipes that can be prepared ahead of time. Perfect for a crowd (or a night in)!

Contact Corrie at calves@cranstonlibrary.org to register.

Graphic Novel Book Group, Wednesday, October 7 | 6:30 PM


Bitch Planet Vol. 1by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, and Robert Wilson IV

In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?

Register online for this meetup. 



Hidden in the Stacks Virtual Book Group, Tuesday, October 20 | 6:30 PM


In this  witty, wacky satire about a rich Manhattan widow who flees to Paris with her adult son, almost anything can happen. Séances, psychics, private eyes, bumbling doctors, and one particularly mysterious cat all take turns at the center of this entertaining novel.

Click here to register.


Nonfiction Book Group, Wednesday, October 14 | 2:00 PM

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Join us for this compelling look at the post-mortem life of the human body. With expertly written prose that's equal parts serious and funny—including a hint of the taboo—Roach's seemingly bizarre subject matter comes to life with fine historical and cultural detail.

Click here to register.


YA For Adults Virtual Book Group, Wednesday, September 23 | 6:30 PM

How We Roll by Natasha Friend

This is a great back to school titlenew school, new friendships, and exploration of identity.

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