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Book Discussions

Both Library book clubs take place via Zoom during the first few months of 2021. We may switch to outdoor meetings in the spring. TBD
Feel free to email or call the library to get updates. 603-329-6411.

The Hampstead Public Library hosts 2 book discussion groups regularly:

  • The Third Thursday Book Club meets at 1 pm year round. They read fiction and the occasional non-fiction title. This group normally holds their discussion in the 2nd floor meeting room but has been meeting via Zoom online. See adult events calendar for specifics.
  • The Non-Fiction Book Group meets September through June on the 1st Tuesday at 1 pm. This group usually holds their discussion in the Judi Crowley Seminar Room. More information about meetings in the fall to come.

All are welcome to join either group at any time. Books are available for check-out to HPL cardholders 1 month before the discussion date and will have a due date after the discussion.


Upcoming Book Group Meetings


Third Thursday Book Club

Date: Feb. 18, 2021
Book: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Date: March 18, 2021
Book: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Date: April 15, 2021
Book: To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway 

Date: May 20, 2021
Book: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Date: June 17, 2021
Book: The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi


Non-Fiction Book Group

Date: Feb. 2, 2021
Book: Never Caught: the Washington's Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slame Ono Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Date: March 2, 2021
Book: Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American CIty by Matthew Desmond

Date: April 6, 2021
Book: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

Date: May 4, 2021
Book: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Date: June 1, 2021
Book: Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II by Lynne Olson

NO Nonfiction Book Club Meetings in July & August

Date: September 7, 2021
Book: Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Date: October 5, 2021
Book: Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose


Description & Links to the Upcoming Discussion Titles