Adult Book Group: We’ve been experimenting with different times/days to see which one is a good fit. See our calendar page for when the current month’s meeting will be.

Here are some of the titles we’ll read and talk about in 2020 (subject to change).

  • January 2020: Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  • February: Cookbook Book Club with potluck, Mostly Plants by The Pollan Family. Optional additional books: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  • March: Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia (pair with Chocorua Lake Conservancy’s program on pollinators on March 25)
  • April: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro (pair with “Do you know where your DNA is?” program with Buzz Scherr on April 8)
  • May: The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss (pair with NH Humanities program Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement, date and time TBA)
  • June: A bird-themed title TBA (pair with walk & talk birdwatching program with Chocorua Lake Conservancy)
  • July: TBA
  • August: TBA
  • September: A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman
  • October: One Book One Valley, Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch series
  • November: Settled in the Wild by Susan Hand Shetterly (to go with water themed community art exhibit)

Cookbook Book Club meets once a year or so for a potluck meal to talk about a cookbook and share dishes from it.

  • February 2017: Good and Cheap: Eat Well for $4/day by Leanne Brown
  • February 2018: Salt, Acid, Fat, Heat by Samin Nosrat
  • February 2019: a selection of Tamworth community organization cookbooks
  • February 2020: Mostly Plants: 101 Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family 

Kids’ Book Clubs with pizza are held several times a year. See our “For Kids” page for the next meeting.

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. Also, 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 http://reads-to-go.blogspot.com/. Let us know if you’re interested in borrowing any of these kits.