Book Clubs

Connect with other readers in Berlin.

We reserve multiple copies of each book. Please visit the Reference Desk to pick up your copy!

 

Saturday Morning Book Club

Join us to discuss this month’s book! This group usually meets on the third Saturday of the month.

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, May 18
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Go As A River by Shelley Read. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, April 20
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Yellowface by R. F. Kuang. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, January 27
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.
Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, December 9
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Choose your own uplifting or inspirational book to discuss!
Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, November 18
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, October 21
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Read a book written by a Booker Prize or National Book Award nominated author.
Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, September 30
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson.
Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, August 19
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us to discuss book of your choice—a book you should have read in high school, but never did!
Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, July 22
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner.
Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday, June 24
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land. Contact the library for a copy of the book.

Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, May 20
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of True Biz by Sara Novic. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, April 22
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, February 18
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, January 21
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, December 17
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, November 19
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, October 15
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham.
Saturday Book Club @ the coffee shop

Saturday Book Club @ the coffee shop

Saturday, September 10
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us at Provision State Coffee to discuss The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, August 13
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, July 16
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, June 25
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, May 21
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Read a memoir or biography of your choice and discuss it with the group. We will meet outside in front of the library if the weather is nice!
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, April 16
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, March 26
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us online or in person for a discussion of The Push by Ashley Audrain.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, February 12
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us online or in person for a discussion of Eternal by Lisa Scottoline.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, December 11
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us online or in person to discuss One Day in December by Josie Silver.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, November 13
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us online or in person to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, October 23
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us online or in person to discuss A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, September 11
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us online or in person to discuss The Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, June 19
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, May 22
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book Beartown by Fredrik Backman. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, April 17
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, March 20
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, February 20
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, January 23
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book From Scratch by Tembi Locke. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, December 19
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book From Scratch by Tembi Locke. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, November 21
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the novel The Cactus by Sarah Haywood. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, October 24
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the novel The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, September 19
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the novel The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, August 22
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for an online discussion of So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, July 18
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs.
Saturday Book Club Online

Saturday Book Club Online

Saturday, June 27
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us online for a discussion of The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Berlin residents can download this free eBook or audiobook on Hoopla.
Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, May 16
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for an online discussion of The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. Book is available for free download in eBook or audiobook in Hoopla for Berlin residents.
Online Saturday Book Club

Online Saturday Book Club

Saturday, April 18
10:30 am to 11:30 am
We miss our readers—so we’re taking our book club online! To participate in Facebook discussions, please join the book club’s Facebook group. If not, please email library@berlinpeck.org so we can send you the video chat invite! This month's book is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

 

 

Senior Center Book Club

Join us to discuss this month’s book! This group meets one Wednesday a month at the Berlin Senior Center.

Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, April 24
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, May 22
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of The Watergate Girl: My Fight For Truth And Justice Against A Criminal President by Jill Wine-Banks. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, March 27
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of The Radcliffe Ladies' Reading Club by Julia Bryan Thomas. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, December 6
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, November 8
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, October 4
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of Honor by Thirty Umigar. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, September 6
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of Where The Forest Meets The Stars by Glendy Vanderah. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, May 24
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, April 5
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of the book Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, March 8
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of the book The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, December 14
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of Love and Saffron by Kim Fay.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, November 16
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of From Scratch by Tembi Locke.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, October 12
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, September 7
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, May 18
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center to discuss The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, April 20
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, March 23
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, December 8
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, November 3
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of Educated by Tara Westover.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, September 15
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, August 4
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Senior Center Book Club

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, June 23
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.

 

 

Cookbook Club

Each month, Cookbook Club chooses a cookbook, chef, or special ingredient. Find your recipe, make the dish on your own—and then gather for a feast!

You do not need to be an experienced cook, just an enthusiastic one.

Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, April 29
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is Copycat Restaurant Favorites by Taste of Home.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, May 20
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is Dinner Then Dessert: Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5, or 7 Ingredients by Sabrina Snyder with Jenny Wapner.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, March 25
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, February 26
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is Indian(-ish) by Priya Krishna.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, January 29
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is Simple Thai Food by Leela Punyaratabandhu.
Cookbook Club Cookie Swap!

Cookbook Club Cookie Swap!

Monday, December 18
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cookie swap is back! Bring 3-4 dozen cookies of one type, a container to bring cookies home, and one photocopy of your recipe.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, November 27
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is Boards: Stylish Spreads for Casual Gatherings by Elle Simone Scott and Steve Klise from America's Test Kitchen.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, October 30
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, September 25
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is The Pretty Dish by Jessica Merchant.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, August 28
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is The Kitchen Garden Cookbook.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, July 31
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is The Complete Summer Cookbook from America's Test Kitchen.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, June 26
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is The Complete Salad Cookbook from America's Test Kitchen.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, April 24
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month's cookbook is Italian American: Red Sauce Classics and New Essentials by Angie Rito.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, March 27
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
March's cookbook is Cook This Book by Molly Baz.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, February 27
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month's cookbook is Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, January 30
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month's cookbook is Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files by Deb Perelman.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, August 24
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Our August cookbook is The Farmers Market Cookbook by Julia Shanks and Brett Grohsgal.
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Monday, July 20
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pick a recipe from Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines and discuss it with fellow cooking enthusiasts.
Cookbook Club Online

Cookbook Club Online

Monday, June 22
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pick a recipe and join us to discuss it online! June's cookbook will be Healthyish by Lindsay Maitland Hunt.
Online Cookbook Club

Online Cookbook Club

Tuesday, April 14
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Since we missed the March Cook Book Club, we thought it would be fun to help you stay connected with fellow cooking enthusiast by doing an online video chat for Cookbook Club. To participate in Facebook discussions, please join the book club’s Facebook group. If not, please email library@berlinpeck.org so we can send you the video chat invite!
Cookbook Club: Cookie Swap

Cookbook Club: Cookie Swap

Friday, February 28
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bring 3-4 dozen cookies of one type, a container to bring cookies home and a copy of your recipe.  We encourage you to use a recipe from one the library's many great cookie cookbooks! 

 

 

Book Discussion with the Berlin Police Department

Join us for a quarterly book discussion with an officer from the Berlin Police Department.

Book Discussion with the Berlin Police Department

Book Discussion with the Berlin Police Department

Tuesday, November 14
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
NEW DATE. Join Officer Aimee Krzykowski and Librarian Carrie Tyszka to discuss Craig & Fred: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How they Rescued Each Other by Craig Grossi.
Book Discussion with the Berlin Police Department

Book Discussion with the Berlin Police Department

Tuesday, January 17
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month's book is At the Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman.

 

 

Book Clubs for Children

 

Nutmeg Book Club

For grades 3-6. Each month, we read a new book from this year’s Nutmeg Book Award nominees. Join us for games, crafts, and all things Nutmeg!

Copies are available in the Children’s Department.

Nutmeg Book Club

Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, April 2
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
What type of apprentice would you be?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, March 12
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
What would it be like to live on Mars?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, February 20
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
How would you spend your day if you knew it could be your last?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, January 9
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Would you want to live to be 305?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, December 5
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Can Lekha find her true identity?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, November 14
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Can the witches save the day?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, October 17
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
For fans of ghost stories!
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, September 12
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fostering a guide dog puppy might just be what Olive needs.
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, August 8
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
A book about an alien in the body of a cat. What's not to love?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, July 11
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
A book about an alien in the body of a cat. What's not to love?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, April 4
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
How much does going to school mean to you?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, March 7
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Can poetry make someone feel like home?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, February 7
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Who wouldn't want a magic train ride for their birthday?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, January 10
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Can Robinson keep her and her Grandfather together?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, December 6
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Why would one person own 217 cats?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, November 15
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Can Nestor use his powers and stop the real tule vieja before the solar eclipse?
FULL Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

FULL Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, October 18
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The perfect Halloween read!
FULL Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

FULL Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, September 20
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Can she prove her dad's innocence while baking the perfect cupcake?
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, August 9
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Sometimes you can find friends in the most unexpected places!
Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, July 19
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Would you want to have a pet donkey?
Books & Bites

Books & Bites

Thursday, April 14
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
(Gr. 4-8) Join us for snacks and board games as we kick-off a new year of Nutmeg Book Clubs! Help us choose our first book & give the book club a name!
Nutmeg Book Club ONLINE

Nutmeg Book Club ONLINE

Wednesday, May 20
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join us this month as we read and discuss Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. For more information about how to get your copy of the text and to register, please contact Miss Annie at amacpherson@berlinpeck.org.
Nutmeg Book Club

Nutmeg Book Club

Wednesday, April 22
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Grades 4-6. The Nutmeg Book Club will be online via ZOOM this month! We'll be reading Front Desk by Kelly Yang. To register and for details about Zoom, please email amacpherson@berlinpeck.org.