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RPL Book Group

Open BookThe RPL Book Group is a participant-run adult book discussion group that meets to discuss a broad range of book selections, both fiction and nonfiction. Copies of each months selection are available in the hold shelf area of Borrower Services under RPL Book Group.

When: Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month and run from 7-9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Where: 64 Middlesex Avenue

Who: All are invited. If you are interested in leading a book discussion, please contact the Research & Reader Services Desk (rdgref@noblenet.org / 781-942-6703).

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RPL Book Group Selections

December 2017 RPL Book Group Title: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Discussion led by Karen Smith  (December 12, 2017)

Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need and issues a call to fix our broken system of justice.
Join us for a timely discussion of this eye-opening and heart-wrenching memoir.

November 2017 RPL Book Group Title: Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Discussion led by Ardella Montgomery (November 14, 2017)

Growing up in Brooklyn, August, Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi shared friendship and a future that belonged to them.  But beneath the hopeful promise there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place.
Jacqueline Woodson illuminates the formative period when a child meets adulthood and when innocence meets the perils of growing up.  Lots to talk about in this coming of age novel.

October 2017 RPL Book Group Title: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Discussion led by Susanne Sullivan  (October 10, 2017)

A moving story about a boy trying to understand the feelings he has in regards to his mothers illness.

You may have heard this book is for teens but it really should not be categorized for a particular age. This book touches that scared child that still lives within all of us.

September 2017 RPL Book Group Title: Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

Discussion led by Bob Montgomery  (September 12, 2017)

Our new season kicks off with a book the critics call “a perfect gem of a novel”. Continue Reading →


Past Book Selections
2015-2016 Season, 2016-2017 Season
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