Book Groups

Reading Together: Book Groups and More

We have a wonderful selection of reading groups for all ages.  Advance copies of most books are available near the Borrower Services desk.  Please check our calendar for upcoming titles, dates and details!


RPL Book Group

The RPL Book Group is a participant-run group that meets to discuss a broad range of book selections, both fiction and nonfiction. Copies of each month’s selection are available in the hold shelf area of Borrower Services under RPL Book Group. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month and run from 7-9 p.m. from September through June unless otherwise noted.

Pleasant Street Center

Pleasant Street Center Book Group is open to all readers and meets on the third Thursday of the month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the lounge at the Pleasant Street Center. Led by an RPL Librarian, we discuss both fiction and nonfiction books. Copies of each month’s selection are available in the Hold Shelf area of Borrower Services.

Word of Mouth

Have you read any good books lately?  Stop by the library  for this informal gathering on last Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.  Share your reads and listen to picks and pans of this avid group of readers.

Pints & Pages

Join us at virtually for a night out filled with your favorites –books, pub food and pints! Especially for 20 & 30 somethings, this meetup is on the first Thursday of every other month at 7:00 p.m., location is currently virtual. Details and copies of each month’s book selection are available in the holds area near the Borrower Services desk at least one month in advance.

KidLit Fan Club

Join RPL Children’s Librarians for a monthly book club for adults all about Kid Lit! We’ll be reading middle grade, picture books, graphic novels, and even some young adult! If you’re a fan of children’s literature, then sign up to talk to other adults about these amazing books.


Family Book Club

Check out the library’s monthly book pick and accompanying discussion questions to foster conversation about diversity and difference. Take the book home to read and discuss with your family, or together with friends and neighbors.  Please contact the Children’s Room for more details.

Just for Kids

Reading Rockets

Each month we’ll discuss diverse and engaging books for kids. This group is designed for students in grades 5 & 6 and their caregiver; together we’ll talk about characters, setting, language, art and much more. WHO is your favorite (or least favorite) character? WHY did they make the choices they did? WHAT would you do if you were in the same situation?