CPL Book Groups

At the Cranston Public Library, we are all about bringing books and people together. We currently offer as many as ten groups per month at both the Central Library and the William Hall Library.

Do you love reading modern mysteries or graphic novels? Prefer a mix of fiction and nonfiction? Like to whip up something in the kitchen from a set of tasty-sounding recipes and then share the results? You'll have the opportunity to do all of that and more when you attend one of the book group meetings listed below.

Registration is required. Meeting links will be sent out prior to virtual meetups. For more information, 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.


 

Click on each event title to see what we're reading and to register!


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. 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. Cover to Cover meets on the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM. Contact Zach  at zach@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER BOOK GROUP

For readers who enjoy a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles and want to learn more about socially created norms and unequal power distributions against people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and more. This book group is presented in collaboration with the OneCranston Health Equity Zone. Girl, Woman, Other Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Contact Elena at erios@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

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 at 6:30 PM. Contact Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

HIDDEN IN THE STACKS BOOK GROUP

For readers who enjoy diving into lesser-known literary fiction. Hidden in the Stacks meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Contact Zach at zach@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

MIDWEEK MEDLEY BOOK GROUP

For readers who enjoy a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. The Midweek Medley Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Contact Zach at zach@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

MODERN MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

For readers who enjoy contemporary mystery and suspense. The Modern Mystery Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 3:00 PM. Contact Zach at zach@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

NONFICTION BOOK GROUP

For readers who enjoy general nonfiction. The Nonfiction Book Group meets every other month on the second Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Contact Zach at zach@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

YA FOR ADULTS BOOK GROUP

For readers of young adult literature. The YA For Adults Book Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Contact Alyssa at ataft@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

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

Meeting at our historic William Hall Library, Reading in the Hall Book Discussion Group reads a variety of literature and meets on the fourth Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Contact Robin at rnyzio@cranstonlibrary for more information.


What to Read Next

Looking for your next favorite book? Here are some resources to assist with your search!

NOVELIST

Have you read everything by your favorite author? Use Author Read-alikes to locate other authors and titles of interest or search for fiction by topic. NoveList also includes full-text searchable book reviews, annotations, genre- and theme-based book lists, award lists, and book discussion guides. Brought to you by AskRI.

FANTASTIC FICTION

A quick list of what's new and what's upcoming.  Bibliographies for over 40,000 authors, information on over 500,000 books, and comprehensive series listings.

BOOK SERIES IN ORDER

This website will give you a book series in order by author, and then in order of the character or series. Where applicable, they also provide you with both the publication order of the books written, as well as the chronological order of the books.

WHAT SHOULD I READ NEXT?

Input your favorite book or a list of books, and WSIRN will produce suggestions based on"collective taste," matching your books to the favorites on user book lists.

STOP, YOU'RE KILLING ME

A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books, with listings for over 5,400 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 63,000 titles), both series (6,500+) and non-series.

NO FLYING, NO TIGHTS

Graphic novel, manga, and anime reviews from a staff of volunteer librarians that love comics!