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Book & Movie Groups

At the Cranston Public Library, we are all about bringing people together over books & movies. 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? Classic films and more recent indie releases? You'll have the opportunity to do all of that and more when you attend one of the 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 by emailing central@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email in a new tab). Copies of books will be available at each meeting's location approximately one month prior to the meeting date.

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About the Book and Movie Discussion Groups

Cover to Cover Book Group @ Central

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 by emailing zach@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email in a new tab) for more information.

Girl, Woman, Other Book Group @ Central

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 by emailing erios@cranstonlibrary.org(opens email in a new tab) for more information.

Graphic Novel Book Group @ Central

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 by emailing davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email in a new tab) for more information.

Hidden in the Stacks Book Group @ Central

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 by emailing zach@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email in a new tab) for more information.

Midweek Medley Book Group @ Central

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 by emailing zach@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email in a new tab) for more information.

Modern Mystery Book Group @ Central

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 by emailing zach@cranstonlibrary.org (opens emai in a new tabl) for more information.

Nonfiction Book Group @ Central

For readers who enjoy general nonfiction. The Nonfiction Book Group meets every other month on the fourth Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Contact Zach by emailing zach@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email in a new tab) for more information.

Reading in the Hall Book Discussion for Adults @ William Hall

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 by emailing rnyzio@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email in a new tab) for more information.

Rebels Without a Cinema @ Central

Watch the movies on Kanopy with your Cranston library card or borrow the DVD from the library and then get together with fellow movie lovers to discuss virtually on Zoom. Rebels Without a Cinema meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Contact Katherine by emailing kboden@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email in a new tab) for more information.

YA for Adults Book Group @ Central

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 by emailing ataft@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email in a new tab) for more information.

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Novelist

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No Flying, No Tights

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