Book & Social Groups

**Please note that some of our book groups have moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are interested in joining a book group, please email the staff member listed.**


Books & Brews

Books & Brews is a social book club for readers in their 20's, 30's, and the young at heart. We will be meeting every second Wednesday to discuss a new book, from 6:15 to 7:30, so mark your calendar and get excited to chat. To find out what we're reading this month, visit our Facebook Page

Books & Brews meets at the Aeronaut Brewing Company at 14 Tyler Street in Somerville.

For more information, please contact Jo at sfletcher@minlib.net


East Branch Book Club

This book club meets the 4th Friday of every month at the East Branch Library, 115 Broadway in Somerville from 11AM to 12:30PM.

Copies of the book are available at the East Branch.

For more information, please check out our event calendar here or contact Marita at mcoombs@minlib.net or 617-623-5000 x2970.


Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Group

The Mystery Book Group for the Somerville Public Library meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at the Central Library (79 Highland Ave) from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Conference Room. 

Copies of the books are made available at the Circulation Desk at the Central Library and can also be requested via our Library catalog in a variety of formats: http://find.minlib.net.

All are welcome to this free book discussion!

For more information, please contact Abby at aclinger@minlib.net or 617-623-5000 ext. 2961.


Nonfiction Book Group

Nonfic Book Club

The focus of this non-fiction reading group is on relatively short, approachable books: some of them dealing with relatively light subjects, others grappling with serious ideas.

The Nonfiction Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month.

To view the book choice and upcoming dates for the Nonfiction Book Group, check out our event calendar here.

For more information, contact Kevin at kokelly@minlib.net.


Between the Covers Romance Book Club

Are you ready for romance?

Between the Covers is a social book group for readers ages 21+ that focuses on the romance genre. We meet at The Dark Horse Public House (located at 499 Broadway in Somerville, MA) on the first Tuesday of each month, so mark your calendars and get ready to fall in love with a book or two!

Please check the calendar to see our upcoming selections. Copies will be available at the Central Library. Stop by the Circulation Desk and let them know you are looking for the current Between the Covers book to pick up a reserved copy.

New members are always welcome!

Questions? Please email Kerry at kodonnell@minlib.net or call 617-623-5000 ext. 2944.


Books to Movie Book Club  

**Please note that this book group is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to meeting in person soon.**

Which was better -- the book or the movie? Read, watch, and come discuss.  Books-to-Movies meets once a month (usually, but not always, the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30) at the West Branch Temporary Location, Tufts Administration Building (TAB), 167 Holland St, 2nd floor.

For more information, please contact Alison Mitchell at amitchell@minlib.net or 617-623-5000 x2975.


Science Fiction and Fantasy Club

**Please note that this group is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to meeting in person soon.** Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

When the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club returns we will welcome any new and returning members.

Copies of materials can be requested through our Library catalog in a variety of formats. Physical copies of materials can be found via our Library catalog in a variety of formats: http://find.minlib.net.

For more information, contact Kerry at kodonnell@minlib.net.


SPL Supper Club: A Cookbook Book Club

**Please note that this book group is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to meeting in person soon.**

The SPL Supper Club is a cookbook book club that meets from 7-8:30pm on the last Monday of each month for a potluck dinner party at Remnant Brewing, 2 Bow Market Way. Pick a dish to make and share! In the past, physical copies of the book were made available at all three Somerville Public Library locations. The event is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

To find out the cookbook of the month, or to sign up for SPL Supper Club, check out our event calendar here.

For more information, contact Kelly at kgates@minlib.net.


Write On! SPL's Writing Group

Write On

Write On! is a bimonthly meeting of creative writers at the Central and West branches of the Somerville Public Library.

Write On! meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. The first meeting will be held in the Central Branch auditorium, the second will be held in the West Branch Community Room. Bring a current project or get a prompt from us, but come prepared to work or to take a look at our writing pop-up library.

To see and register for upcoming meetings of Write On!, check out our event calendar here.

For more information, contact Laura at lmorgan@minlib.net.