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Stranger than Fiction!: NL’s non-fiction book club

Truth is stranger than fiction  Non-Fiction Book Club @ Nevins Library

If you enjoy reading non-fiction, you’ll love our newest book club–

“Stranger than Fiction” will meet at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7-8pm.  We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics, because after all, we want to start a discussion, not a fight!  Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

Please join us for our first meeting on Monday September 12 in the Trustee’s Room at the Nevins Library.  Come prepared to share a favorite non-fiction book with us and to discuss which topics we will cover (and when) in the future.

For more information, contact Tatjana 978-686-4080 x12.

Click here for our events calendar.

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NML Thursday Evening Book Group

The Thursday Evening Book Group meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from 7-9pm to discuss titles along a theme.


“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell…a story. Make some light.”

-Kate DiCamillo

Join us to read four novels that feature the concepts of light & dark, good & evil, happiness and hatred.  Contemporary and classic fiction are included in this collection of literary tales.

The next meeting is on Thursday April 7th and we will be discussing The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian.

In 1955 Florence, Francesca Rosati is brutally murdered.  A serial killer is at work, preying on the Rosati family. The detective assigned to the case wonders if there is a connection between this gruesome vendetta and the family’s experience in the war.  The story shifts to 1943, to a lush Tuscan estate owned by the Rosatis, which is a magnet for Nazis, especially those interested in collecting the type of historical artifacts found there.

For a full listing of titles and dates for the Spring Series, click here.

You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open.    To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

New members are always welcome!

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