We offer a number of book discussion groups for adults. Most of our groups meet in the library, with a library staff person as moderator and have an option to join by Zoom. One of our groups meets outside the library, at a local pub. Come join us!
Email us if you'd like to sign up for any of our adult reading groups or call the adult services desk at 207-396-6276.
Printable List of Tuesday Morning Selections
Printable List of Wednesday Evening Suggestions
Printable List of Books on Tap Selections
Upcoming Adult Book Group Meetings
04 Apr 10:00am
Life on the Mississippi by Rinker Buck
12 Apr 6:00pm
The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts
17 Apr 4:30pm
Signal Fires opens on a summer night in 1985. Three teenagers have been drinking. One of them gets behind the wheel of a car, and, in an instant, everything on Division Street changes.
02 May 10:00am
The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
15 May 4:30pm
Born in 1722, the son of a Boston businessman, Samuel Adams studied at Harvard, worked for a while in the family malt business, and came into his own when, in the late seventeen-forties, he began to stand for local office. In detailing how Adams went on to shape every significant event in New England’s run-up to war, this biography weaves a pleasing tapestry of incident and inference.
06 Jun 10:00am
Solito by Javier Zamora
19 Jun 4:30pm
Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, this is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival.
17 Jul 4:30pm
An essential, surprising journey through the history, rituals, and landscapes of the American South—and a revelatory argument for why you must understand the South in order to understand America.
01 Aug 10:00am
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
21 Aug 4:30pm
In this funny and inciteful novel, you will meet Elizabeth Zott: a one-of-a-kind scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show.
05 Sep 10:00am
The Royal Art of Poison by Eleanor Herman
18 Sep 4:30pm
A collection of short stories that make sense of our increasingly troubled world by MacArthur genius and Booker Prize winner George Saunders.
03 Oct 10:00am
The Measure by Nikki Erlick
16 Oct 4:30pm
This novel transports us to the dazzling London of the Roaring Twenties in a whirlwind tale of corruption, seduction, and debts that have come due.
07 Nov 10:00am
The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall
20 Nov 4:30pm
This science fiction novel of art, time, love, and plague takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.
05 Dec 10:00am
Horse by Geraldine Brooks
18 Dec 4:30pm
Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin's Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love.