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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 ( / 781-942-6703).

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RPL Book Group Selections

RPL Book Group – The Handmaid’s Tale rescheduled

The March meeting of RPL Book Group was cancelled due to snow.
The new date for this meeting is Tuesday, March 27 at 7 PM.
Diana Rhudick will lead a discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

March 2018 RPL Book Group Title: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Discussion led by Diana Rhudick  (March 13, 2018)

Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy, in a satirical tour de force set in the near future.  There has never been a better time to read this chilling novel.  Join the discussion!

February 2018 RPL Book Group Title: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Discussion led by Sheila Young  (February 13, 2018)

Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Get and give perspective on this timely issue.  Soon to be a movie directed by Ron Howard.


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