Cook Memorial Library
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Book Groups

Adult Book Group: The CML Book Group meets monthly on Zoom on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM from September through May, with no meeting in December. If you can’t Zoom from home, ask to use a computer at the library. Sign up for the Zoom link at

Here is our list for 2024:

  • January 23, 2024: Deacon King Kong by James McBride, New Hampshire Humanities Perspectives discussion with facilitator Carrie Brown
  • February 27, 2024: The Treeline by Ben Rawlence (part of Climate & Community series)
  • March 26, 2024: Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson (space theme, eclipse is April 8)
  • April 23, 2024: The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
  • May 28, 2024: West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
  • June 25, 2024: Food memoirs and potluck
  • July 30, 2024: Climate & Community potluck and discussion of The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton.
  • August 27, 2024: Cookbooks and potluck
  • September 24, 2024: Dessert potluck and choose books for 2025 book group discussions.
  • October 22, 2024: One Book One Valley book, The Road to Dalton by Shannon Bowring
  • December 3, 2024: title TBA, with the Tamworth Recycling Project

One Book One Valley: A collaboration between 16 area libraries and White Birch Books independent bookstore. Events and book discussions take place in the fall.

Kids’ Book Clubs are held several times a year. See our Reading Clubs for Kids page for a list of clubs, and our calendar for upcoming Reading Club meetings.

Getting books for your book group: If you belong to a book group and have a Tamworth library card, you can ask to borrow multiple copies of a title for your group. We will request copies from other New Hampshire libraries through our interlibrary loan system.  Note that new titles (less than six months from publication date) will not be available to borrow from other libraries.

Book group kits: New Hampshire Library Association has dozens of READS-to-Go kits, large tote bags that contain 15 copies of a discussable book, available for book groups to borrow. See a listing of available titles at  Let us know if you’re interested in borrowing any of these kits.

Our library has multiple copies of the following titles, which may be borrowed as a set for your book group. Just let us know if you’d like to borrow any of these:

  • Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
  • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  • We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter by Celeste Headlee