Please wear a mask in the library regardless of vaccination status, due to high rate of community spread of Covid-19.  Guidance from CDC on masks 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: 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
Discussion - about the books we love

Date: January 20,  2022
Book: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate



Non-Fiction Book Group

Date: December 7, 2021
Book: Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy by Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano 
Date: January 4, 2022
Book: Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
Date: February 1, 2022
Book: Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
Date: March 1, 2022
Book: The Liberation of Paris by Jean Edward Smith
Date: April 5, 2022
Book: TBD