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September 4, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lucia Mastrangelo Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street

Watertown, MA 02472
Free and open to all. No registration.
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Wednesday Book Group

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday Book Group is WFPL's monthly book discussion group for adults. Discussions are informal and generally based on personal reactions, not academic analysis. Click 'More Details' to see the list of upcoming titles.

The Wednesday Book Group invites any interested readers to its monthly meetings. This is a public group with members who attend regularly but also people who drop in once in a while. The books are available at the Circulation desk 4 weeks before the meeting date. 

Upcoming Book Selections

  • September 4 - Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change by Andrew Solomon (see specific selections below)
  • October 2 - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • November 6 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • December 4 - The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
  • January 8 - The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony
  • February 5 - LaRose by Louise Erdrich
  • March 4 – Watertown Reads selection
  • April 1 – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • May 6 – The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
  • June 3 – book selection meeting
  • July 1 - The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
  • August 5 - The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
September book selections:
  • Pages 59-70 USSR: Three Days in August
  • Pages 103-140 China: Their Irony, Humor (and Art) Can Save China
  • Pages 181-204 Taiwan: Don’t Mess with Our Cultural Patrimony
  • Pages 205-210 Taiwan: On Each Palette, a Choice of Political Colors
  • Pages 229-236 Cambodia: Phaly Nuon’s Three Steps
  • Pages 237-248 Mongolia: The Open Spaces of Mongolia
  • Pages 261-268 Senegal: Naked, Covered in Ram’s Blood, Drinking a Coke, and Feeling Pretty Good
  • Pages 269-286 Afghanistan: An Awaking after the Taliban
  • Pages 293-304 Solomon Islands: Song of Solomons
  • Pages 305-320 Rwanda: Children of Bad Memories
  • Pages 359-372 China: All the Food in China
  • Pages 385-396 Antarctica: Adventures in Antarctica
  • Pages 407-428 Brazil: Rio, City of Hope
Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. In the event of a holiday, the meeting takes place on Wednesday the following week. Please check in with library staff regarding room location as it can vary. Currently, the group meets year-round. For the March meeting the group reads and discusses the One Book, One Watertown book selection. This is an informal discussion group led by the members.

View a list of our past titles.