We love talking about books almost as much as we enjoy reading them. Our book groups cover a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. Copies of the book in discussion are often available throughout the partnership. 

2nd Wednesday Book Group

2nd Wednesday Book Group

This group reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles selected by participants every spring. Discussions facilitated by members.


To join online, email Christine at with “2nd Wednesday Book Group” in the subject line (please send email prior to day of discussion).

Discussion Titles:


  • May 8 – Memphis: A Novel, by Tara Stringfellow

  • June 12 – Night of the Living Rez, by Morgan Talty

  • July 10 – Women Talking: A Novel, by Miriam Toews

  • August 14 – Harlem Shuffle, by Colson Whitehead

  • September 11 – To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

  • October 9 – The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, by James McBride

  • November 13 – The Sea Cloak: And Other Stories, by Nayrouz Qarmout

  • December 11 – Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin


  • January 8, 2025 – The Immortal Irishman, by Timothy Egan

  • February 12 – Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr

  • March 12 – Loot, by Tania James

  • April 9 – The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, by Debra Earling

  • May 14 – The Last Green Valley: A Novel, by Mark Sullivan

  • June 11 – Blind Your Ponies, by Stanley Gordon West

  • July 9 – The Coroner’s Lunch, by Colin Cotterill

  • August 13 – Night Watch, by Jayne Anne Phillips

3rd Wednesday Book Group

We read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, primarily from the Book Chat Bag collections of MPL and its Partner Libraries. This lively book discussion group is facilitated by a librarian. New members are always welcome! See calendar for upcoming titles. 


If you are interested in participating in this discussion, email Pam at with the “3rd Wednesday Book Group” in the subject line.

Discussion Titles:

  • February – Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

  • March – Paradise by Abduzazal Gurnah

  • April – When Paris Sizzled by Mary Auliffe
  • May – In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

  • June – The Guncle: a novel by Steven Rowley

  • July – Dinosaurs by Lydia Millet

  • August – Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

  • September – Small Mercies by Dennis Lahane

  • October – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

  • November – Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

  • December- The Sympathizer by Nguyen Viet Thanh

  • January 2025 – Gender Queer, A Memoir by Marie Kobabe
3rd Wednesday Book Group

Book Group Resources:

Novelist Plus: your one-stop shop for book club resources. Choose Quick Links/Book Club Resources.
Book Kits: make organizing your next book discussion easy.

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