The Bill Memorial Library is currently home to one established book club,
the Food for Thought Book Club.

Food For Thought

Food for Thought meets at 1 o'clock in the afternoon on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Par Four Restaurant, 93 Plant Street, Groton.


The Food for Thought Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Par 4 Restaurant, 93 Plant Street here in Groton, to satisfy their appetite for good food and thoughtful discussion ... the former starting when they arrive and the latter at 1:00. Copies of each monthly selection are available here at the library, and all are welcome to pick up a book and join in the fun.


COVID-19 Modification:  The Food for Thought Book Club will be meeting via Zoom. If you wish to participate, give your name and email address to a staff member (call the number below), and you will receive a message with the link and password for the event.

Discussions take place at 1:00 p.m.

A list of previous years' selections (2005 - 2015) can be found here.
A list of the current and previous year's selections can be found below.


January 14 : There, There by Tommy Orange

February 11:  The Autobiography of Miss Jame Pittman by Ernest Gaines

March 10:  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Apri14:  Circling the Sun by Paula McClain  (Cancelled)

May 12:  Mr. Emerson's Wife by Amy Belding Brown  (Cancelled)

June 9:  The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead  (Rescheduled to August 18th)

July14:  Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller

August 11:  The Force by Don Winslow

September 8:  Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

October 13:  The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

November 10:  One Book, One Region Selection:  (to be determined)

December 8:  Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak


January: There, There by Tommy Orange

February:  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

March:  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

April:  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

May:  White Teeth by Zadie Smith

June:  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

July:  In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

August:  Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Archidie

September:  The Stand by Stephen King

October:  Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

November:  One Book, One Region Selection:  Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka

December:  A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor


January 9: Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama


February 13: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


March 13: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


April 10: Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson


May 8: James Merrill: Life and Art by Langdon Hammer


June 12: Lives Like Loaded Guns by Lyndall Gordon


July 10: M Train by Patti Smith


August 14: In the Night of Time by Antonio Munoz Molina


September 11: The Round House by Louise Erdrich


October 9: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward


November 13:  One Book One Region selection


December 11: In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story by David McCullough

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REVISED Library Hours:

Monday & Thursday: 11-7:30
Tuesday: 11-4

Wednesday & Friday: 11-4:30
Saturday: 11-2:30
Closed Sunday