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We love bookgroups!

Join one of our ongoing bookgroups at our branches, or let us help your bookgroup with suggestions for what to read, advice on bookgroup strategy, and extra copies to supply you. Contact the Main Library Readers Advisory Desk at 207-871-1700 x705 or burrows@portlandpubliclibrary.org with any questions.

Peaks Island Branch:

boyonthewoodenFirst Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of each month
7:00pm – 8:00pm

First Tuesdays Book Discussion meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Community Room, across the hall from the library. In July and August, discussions are at the Trefethen-Evergreen Improvement Association (TEIA) clubhouse, overlooking the water. There is a moderator for each discussion and on occasion the author is present. Once a year the Fifth Grade Class from Peaks Island Elementary School joins the adults to discuss a specially chosen book.

First Tuesdays Book Discussion is supported by the Friends of the Peaks Island Branch Library, who purchase extra library copies of the books when needed. Some people attend regularly, but different books draw in different people. Anyone is welcome at any meeting. Readers are encouraged to call (776-5540), email (peaks@portland.lib.me.us) or come into the library to reserve copies of the books. If you have trouble finding the book in the Portland library system, please contact us and we can locate a book through MaineCat.

Upcoming meetings in 2015:

Our Group Recently Read:


Main Library:

stationelevenFriday Night Book Club

Third Friday of each month
Meeting Room #4 in Lower Level
5:45pm – 7:00pm

Friday Night Book Club is for those interested in reading and discussing fiction written within the last twenty years. The group meets the third Friday of every month with discussions led by library staff members. Friday Night Book Club is a social event where readers will have a chance to socialize before the discussion begins at 6pm. Join us and bring a friend!

Readers are encouraged to call the Readers’ Advisory desk (871-1700 x705), email (burrows@portlandpubliclibrary.org) or come into the library to reserve copies of the books. If you have trouble finding the book in the Portland library system, please contact us and we can locate a book through MaineCat.

Upcoming meetings for 2015:

Our Group Recently Read:

 


Main Library:

moneyballRead with Steve
Second Tuesday of each month
Meeting Room 2
1:00- 2:00pm
Genre: sports

Read with Steve “Best of Sports” Book Club is led by Portland Public Library executive director Steve Podgajny and is for those interested in reading and discussing sports-themed books.

Readers are encouraged to call the Readers’ Advisory desk (871-1700 x705), email (burrows@portlandpubliclibrary.org) or come into the library to reserve copies of the books. If you have trouble finding the book in the Portland library system, please contact us and we can locate a book through MaineCat.

Bring your lunch; drinks will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming meetings for 2015:

Our Group Recently Read:

 

 



Riverton Branch Library:

 Meet the Author @ Riverton’s Book Group Meeting!

This month local author Monica Wood will join us to discuss her memoir
When We Were The Kennedys.

The Book Group will meet Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 pm.
All are welcome but space is limited so please call 797-2915 to reserve a seat.

- See more at: http://www.portlandlibrary.com/locations/riverton-branch/#sthash.WFbHfOLh.dpuf

 Meet the Author @ Riverton’s Book Group Meeting!

This month local author Monica Wood will join us to discuss her memoir
When We Were The Kennedys.

The Book Group will meet Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 pm.
All are welcome but space is limited so please call 797-2915 to reserve a seat.

- See more at: http://www.portlandlibrary.com/locations/riverton-branch/#sthash.WFbHfOLh.dpuf

goldfinchRiverton Book Group
Second Thursday of each month
6:30pm – 7:30pm

The Riverton Book Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month and discussion is facilitated by a staff member. Selections include a hearty mix of fiction and nonfiction, both contemporary and classic. The Riverton Book Group is always open to new members, so stop by to share or listen.

on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. Discussion is facilitated by a library staff member. We read a healthy and hearty mix of fiction & nonfiction, both contemporary and classic. The group is always open to new members, so please join us to share or listen. – See more at: http://www.portlandlibrary.com/locations/riverton-branch/#sthash.IKSl8wAd.dpuf
The Riverton Book Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. Discussion is facilitated by a library staff member. We read a healthy and hearty mix of fiction & nonfiction, both contemporary and classic. The group is always open to new members, so please join us to share or listen. – See more at: http://www.portlandlibrary.com/locations/riverton-branch/#sthash.IKSl8wAd.dpuf
The Riverton Book Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. Discussion is facilitated by a library staff member. We read a healthy and hearty mix of fiction & nonfiction, both contemporary and classic. The group is always open to new members, so please join us to share or listen. – See more at: http://www.portlandlibrary.com/locations/riverton-branch/#sthash.IKSl8wAd.dpuf
The Riverton Book Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. Discussion is facilitated by a library staff member. We read a healthy and hearty mix of fiction & nonfiction, both contemporary and classic. The group is always open to new members, so please join us to share or listen. – See more at: http://www.portlandlibrary.com/locations/riverton-branch/#sthash.IKSl8wAd.dpuf

Readers are encouraged to call (797-2915), email (riverton@portland.lib.me.us) or come into the library to reserve copies of the books. If you have trouble finding the book in the Portland library system, please contact us and we can locate a book through MaineCat.

Upcoming Meetings in 2015:
June 11 – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
July 9 – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
August 13 – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
September 10 – Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
October 8 – The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
November 12 – Angle of Repose by Wallace Earle Stegner
December 10 – The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Our Group Recently Read:

Upcoming Events:
Jun09
Read with Steve: Men at Work
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults
Jun11
Riverton Book Group
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Adults This month we're discussing "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. All are welcome to join in the discussion or just come for a listen. Call (797-2915) to reserve a copy of the book.
Jun19
Friday Night Book Club:
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (5) Audience: Adults Friday Night Book Club is for those interested in reading and discussing fiction written or translated within the last twenty years. The group generally meets on the third Friday of the month at 5:45 p.m. in Meeting Room 5.
Jun19
Friday Night Book Club
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults This month we're discussing the novel "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. All are welcome to join in the discussion or just come for a listen. Call 871-1700 ext. 705 to reserve a copy of the book.
Jul09
Riverton Book Group
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Adults This month we're discussing "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. All are welcome to join in the discussion or just come for a listen. Call (797-2915) to reserve a copy of the book.
Jul17
Friday Night Book Club:
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (5) Audience: Adults
Aug13
Riverton Book Group
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Adults This month we're discussing "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. All are welcome to join in the discussion or just come for a listen. Call (797-2915) to reserve a copy of the book.
Aug21
Friday Night Book Club:
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (5) Audience: Adults
Sep10
Riverton Book Group
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Adults This month we're discussing "Angle of Repose" by Wallace Earle Stegner. All are welcome to join in the discussion or just come for a listen. Call (797-2915) to reserve a copy of the book.
Sep18
Friday Night Book Club:
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (5) Audience: Adults
Oct08
Riverton Book Group
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Adults This month we're discussing "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. All are welcome to join in the discussion or just come for a listen. Call (797-2915) to reserve a copy of the book.
Nov12
Riverton Book Group
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Adults This month we're discussing "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson. All are welcome to join in the discussion or just come for a listen. Call (797-2915) to reserve a copy of the book.
Dec10
Riverton Book Group
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Adults This month we're discussing "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. All are welcome to join in the discussion or just come for a listen. Call (797-2915) to reserve a copy of the book.