Book Groups

Book Look (Sept-May)
1st Tuesday @ 11am
Book Look is a longstanding book club held at The Highlands’ Kennebec Room in the main lodge on the first Tuesday of the month from September – May. For over 15 years, Topsham Public Library’s Directors have been leading discussions about fiction and non-fiction books chosen by the participants of the group. All are welcome to join us–we read, talk, sometimes argue, snack (thanks to the attentive Highlands staff!) and ALWAYS have a good time. For more information call Susan at the library or email director@topshamlibrary.org.

September’s book is: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Great Books
4th Saturday @ 10am (Year Round)
Great Books is a lively discussion group that has been meeting monthly for more than five years The group is currently discussing short stories taken from The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus and use the Shared InquiryTM method. If you are interested in joining this group, please call the library or email emma@topshamlibrary.org.

Men’s Book Group
3rd Thursday @ 4pm (Sept-May)
Do you like to read? Interested in discussing it with others? Have one free afternoon a month? For more info call the library or email emma@topshamlibrary.org.

September’s book is: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Mystery Readers Roundtable (Sept-May)
2nd Tuesday @ 3pm
Mystery Readers Roundtable is in its ninth year. Once a month, fans of the mystery genre gather over hot drinks and share their favorite crime novels and good company. We have a few laughs, investigate themes, and visit some very dark places. If this sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee) come and join the group. Check out Mysteries Abound on our website, an information source that every mystery reader will appreciate. For more information call Linda at the library or email tplinfo@topshamlibrary.org.

September: We will share our favorite reads from summer and discuss the coming year.

Rare Reads
3rd Tuesday @ 6pm (Sept-May)
Like reading unusual and interesting popular fiction (and some nonfiction)? Rare Reads is in its fifth year and is our only book group with an online option. Can’t make it to the library? Join the discussion on topshamlibrary.org/rare-reads/. Registration not required. For more info call the library or email emma@topshamlibrary.org.

September’s book is: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Reading Between The Panels
4th Tuesday @ 6pm (Oct-May)
If you love art and literature (and at the same time), then join Adrien and Dale each month as they discuss all things graphic novel. From classic comic book collections to the latest in graphic novels, we share our favorites, make recommendations, and talk shop about the writing, the art, and everything in between. For more info call Dale at the library.