The Groton Public Library hosts several book discussion groups for adults that meet monthly or every other month. All are welcome to get involved! Participation is free and open to all interested adults. You are welcome to come to just one meeting, or come to all.

All groups will meet in person during Fall 2021. However, the library WILL continue offering virtual access to all groups upon request. If you are uncomfortable or unable to attend the group in person, contact adultprograms@gpl.org to arrange for a zoom link to attend the group virtually! Please check the Calendar for individual dates and details.

  • Great Books Discussion Group

    This is a structured group that follows the Great Books program. Each month the group has focused discussions on a limited number of readings from the designated book. The smaller amount of reading allows the group to go more in depth with their analysis of the literature. The group generally meets the second Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 - 8:00pm, in the Community Room. For more information, email or call the Circulation Desk at 978-448-1167.

    2021/22 selections from Her Own Accord: American Women on Identity, Culture, and Community, available for borrowing from GPL or for purchase from the Great Books Foundation. Visit greatbooks.org for more information.

    All groups will meet in person during Fall 2021. However, the library WILL continue offering virtual access to all groups upon request. If you are unable to attend the group in person, contact adultprograms@gpl.org to arrange for a zoom link to attend the group virtually! Please check the Calendar for individual dates and details.

    September 8, 2021: IDENTITY (Her Own Accord)
    "What Do Women Want?" by Kim Addonizio
    At Odds by Julia Serano
    Ending Poem by Aurora Levins Morales and Rosario Morales
    October 13, 2021: IDENTITY continued (Her Own Accord)
    Even the Queen by Connie Willis
    Rowing by Anne Sexton
    November 10, 2021: FAMILY (Her Own Accord)
    I Go Back to May 1937 by Sharon Olds
    Freedom Fighter by Perri Klass
    My Father’s Chinese Wives by Sandra Tsing Loh
    December 8, 2021: FAMILY condtinued (Her Own Accord)
    Stories Don’t Have Endings by Janice Gould
    The Box House and the Snow by Cristina Henriquez
    January 12, 2022: RELATIONSHIPS (Her Own Accord)
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    February 9, 2022: RELATIONSHIPS condtinued (Her Own Accord)
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    March 9, 2022: WORK (Her Own Accord)
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    April 13, 2022: WORK condtinued (Her Own Accord)
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    May 11, 2022: POLITICS (Her Own Accord)
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    June 8, 2022: POLITICS condtinued (Her Own Accord)
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