Book Discussion Groups Around Rhode Island

The information on this page is provided as a public service. We highly recommend that you contact the library representatives listed below to verify all information listed as programs offered change from time to time.

East Providence

East Providence Public Library, Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue
To register for any group, email Adult Services Librarian Joyce May or call 401.435.1986. For current booklists.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Registration required.
2:00 – 3:30 PM -- Champlin Program Room

Tuesday Evening Book Club
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Registration required.
7:00 – 8:30 PM -- Champlin Program Room

Great Books Discussion Group
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Registration required.
12:30 – 2:00 PM -- Champlin Program Room

Rumford Branch Library,1392 Pawtucket Avenue
Rumford Book Club
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Registration required.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Riverside Branch Library, 475 Bullocks Point Avenue
Sports Book Club
Meets one Saturday/month from September to June. Registration required.
12:30 – 2:00 PM -- Program Room

Greenville

Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike

Mystery Book Club
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month. Registration is recommended.
1:30 - 2:30 PM -- Recital Room
Please call 949-3630, ext. 1 to register.
For book selections, go to www.yourlibrary.ws and click on Mystery Book Club.

Picnic Table Reads Book Club
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. Registration is recommended.
1:00 - 2:00 PM -- Baker Room
Please call 949-3630, ext. 1 to register.

Harmony

Harmony Public Library , 195 Putnam Pike
Copies of the books are available at the library. New members are always welcome. Contact Patti Folsom at 949-2850 or harmonyref@hotmail.com for more information. Check the library website at www.harmonylibrary.org for current titles and schedule changes.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30 am in the Community Room.
This group reads a mix of fiction, nonfiction, and classics. Patti Folsom, Facilitator.

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:15 pm at the Glocester Senior Center.
This group generally reads the same title as the Second Thursday Book Discussion Group. Patti Folsom, Facilitator.

Classic and Contemporary Fiction Group
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm in the Community Room.
Harry Anderson, Facilitator.

The Mystery Discussion Group
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30 am in the Community Room.
Patti Folsom, Facilitator.

Jamestown

Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road
Both groups are facilitated by library director, Judy Bell, and are free and open to the public. For more information, or to reserve a copy of the book through the Ocean State Libraries system, call 423-7280 or visit the library online.

Monday Evening Book Group
This group meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group
This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM.

Newport

Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street, Newport

Tuesday Book Group
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.
This group pairs a "classic" work with a contemporary work on the same theme on alternating months.
1:00 PM -- Stride Room
Contact Luke Owens or call Reference Desk at 847-8720, ext. 208.

Thursday Evening Book Discussion
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted.
This group reads both fiction and non-fiction, mostly newish, but sometimes a "classic" or "genre" title. 
7:00 PM -- Stride Room (unless otherwise noted)
Contact Pat LaRose or phone her at 847-8720, ext. 103.

There is also a book discussion group for kids called Book Buddies.

North Kingstown

North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street
To register for any group, email nbrowne@nklibrary.org, or call 401-294-3306.

Sci/Fantasy Book Club
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Registration required.
This group reads an even mix of classic and modern science fiction and fantasy novels.
5:30 PM -- Meeting Room, Main Floor

Thursday Classic and Contemporary Literature Book Discussion
Meets the last Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Registration required.
This group reads classic and contemporary literature, and occasional non-fiction.
5:30 PM -- Meeting Room, Main Floor

The Reader's Hour
Will meet one Saturday a month. Registration required.
An hour of free reading of your choice in cozy chairs, followed by an optional discussion of what we're all reading. It will take place on a different Saturday each month based on room availability, but each month's schedule will be posted 4 weeks ahead.
2:00 PM -- Meeting Room, Main Floor

Providence

Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street

History Hijinks Book Club
Explore history, with this lively group.
Meets the 1st Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Registration required.
7:00 - 8:00 PM -- Trustees Room, 3rd Floor
To register, email or call Anne: annemulready@aol.com; 401-453-6163.
History Hijinks Book Club - Blog   |  Current Selections

Tuesday Brown Bag Book Club at PPL   |   2014 - 2015 selections
This group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 12 Noon. Join us...all are welcome!    Bring your book suggestions and your lunch -- we'll provide the beverages and the books! Contact Louise Moulton at 455-8134 to register or email lmoulton@provlib.org