Note our increased hours on Saturdays! If not fully vaccinated, masks required in the library.  See specifics here.   

Book Discussions

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 or outside. See adult events calendar for specifics.
  • The Non-Fiction Book Group meets September through June on the 1st Tuesday at 1 pm.  

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

Date: July 15, 2021
Book: My Antonia by Willa Cather

Date: August 26, 2021 (4th Thursday, this month only)
Book: Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Date: September 16, 2021
Book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Date: October 21, 2021
Book: Educated by Tara Westover

Date: November 18, 2021
Book: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Date: December 16, 2021
Book: TBD



Non-Fiction Book Group

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