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Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday : 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday (September - June): 9am - 2pm
 
For seasonal and holiday closings, please see our online calendar.

Book Discussion Groups

The library hosts two book discussion groups each month. All discussions take place in the 3rd floor conference room and are open to any teen or adult who is interested. To reserve a copy of the current selection, call 497-2102. Books below are rated, up to 5 stars, based on group participant opinions.

See previous year’s book lists and ratings.

“Discussions at Dusk” 2016 Schedule

“Discussions at Dusk” is our evening book group that meets the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Melody Fulone.

  • 1/5 The Good German by Joseph Kanon, group discussion rating: 2.5.
  • 2/2 On the Road by Jack Kerouac, group discussion rating: 2.75.
  • 3/1 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, group discussion rating: 3.5.
  • 4/5 Shakespeare Changed My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates, group discussion rating: 3.5.
  • 5/3 A Room with a View by E.M. Forster, group discussion rating: 3.5.
  • 6/7 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, group discussion rating: 4.
  • 7/5 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, group discussion rating: 3.
  • 8/2 Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worthman Lock, group discussion rating: 3.25.
  • 9/6 Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson, group discussion rating: 4.3.
  • 10/4 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, group discussion rating: 4.3.
  • 11/1 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, group discussion rating: 3.75.
  • 12/6 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

“Literary Ladies, Etc.” 2016 Schedule

“Literary Ladies, Etc” is our afternoon book discussion group that meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Sandy Whipple.

  • 1/20 The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, group discussion rating: 3.1.
  • 2/17 The Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo, group discussion rating: 4.1.
  • 3/16 The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, group discussion rating: 3.7.
  • 4/20 Shakespeare Changed My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates, group discussion rating: 4.6.
  • 5/18 Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larsen, group discussion rating: 3.7.
  • 6/15 Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry, group discussion rating: 3.3.
  • 7/20 The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, group discussion rating: 3.9.
  • 8/17 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, group discussion rating: 4.2.
  • 9/21 Seven Wild Sisters by Charles de Lint, group discussion rating: 3.5.
  • 10/19 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, group discussion rating: 5.
  • 11/16 The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, group discussion rating: 2.6.
  • 12/21 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

“Check Out What’s Cookin’ Book Club” 2017 Schedule

Join our bi-monthly cookbook club for talk, tips & tasting! Each participant prepares their favorite recipe from the month’s selected cookbook to share. Goffstown Public Library cardholders who wish to participate must register for each meeting separately. Registration for each meeting will begin on the date of the previous meeting.

  • 2/18 Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • 4/22 Outlander Kitchen:  The Official Outlander Companion cookbook
  • 6/3 Bobby Flay’s Boy Gets Grill: 125 Reasons to Light Your Fire

View past book discussion titles and group ratings:

“Discussions at Dusk” 2017 Schedule

“Discussions at Dusk” is our evening book group that meets the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Melody Fulone.

  • 1/3 The Reader by Bernard Schlink
  • 2/7 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • 3/7 The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
  • 4/4 Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver
  • 5/2 This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  • 6/6 Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • July – no discussion, Library closed.
  • 8/1 The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
  • 9/5 The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
  • 10/3 Ghost Story by Peter Straub
  • 11/7 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Fowler
  • 12/5 The Finest Hours by Michael J. Tougias

“Literary Ladies, Etc.” 2017 Schedule

“Literary Ladies, Etc” is our afternoon book discussion group that meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Sandy Whipple.

  • 1/18 Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
  • 2/15  Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • 3/15 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
  • 4/19 The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas
  • 5/17  Her Own Vietnam by Lynn Kanter
  • 6/21 Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance
  • 7/19 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • 8/16 The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
  • 9/20 The Red Bandanna: a life, a choice, a legacy by Tom Rinaldi
  • 10/18 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • 11/15 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • 12/20 News of the World by Paulette Jiles