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Adult Book Club


Join us for our monthly book club led by Susan Tacent. New members are always welcome! Books are available for checkout at the library.

All meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the last Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted.

Please note: These meetings will be held in person in the Upstairs Conference Room and on Zoom. RSVP required.

Susan Tacent holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Brown University, where she received an Excellence in Teaching award.


Click HERE to register.


*September 28, 2022

Fire Keepers Daughter by Angeline Boulley book cover. Click here to find this book in our catalog.

Title:  Firekeeper’s Daughter
Author:
Angeline Boulley

October 26, 2022

Dracula by Bram Stoker book cover. Click here to find this book in our catalog.

Title:  Dracula
Author:
Bram Stoker

November 30, 2022

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell book cover. Click here to find this book in our catalog.

Title:  Assassination Vacation
Author: Sarah Vowell


December 28, 2022

Clean The New Science of Skin by James Hamblin book cover. Click here to find this book in our catalog.

Title: Clean: The New Science of Skin
Author: James Hamblin

January 25, 2023

The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter book cover. Click here to find this book in our catalog.

Title: The Feast of Love: A Novel
Author: Charles Baxter

**February 22, 2023

My Son's Story by Nadine Gordimer book cover. Click here to find this book in our catalog.

Title: My Son’s Story
Author: Nadine Gordimer


March 29, 2023

The Best Short Stories 2021: The O'Henry Prize Winners edited by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie book cover. Click here to find this book in our catalog.

Title: The Best Short Stories 2021: The O’Henry Prize Winners
Editor: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

April 26, 2023

2023 Reading Across Rhode Island choice, True Biz by Sara Nović. Click here to find this book in our catalog.

Title: True Biz: A Novel
[2023 RARI Book Selection]
Author: Sara Nović

May 31, 2023

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich book cover. Click here to find this book in our catalog.

Title: The Sentence: A Novel
Author: Louise Erdrich

*This novel will be featured in a Living Literature Readers Theatre performance on October 6, 2022, 6:30-7:30 pm. To learn more and to RSVP, visit our “Featured Programs” page at: https://rogersfreelibrary.org/featured-programs/

**This novel is the 2023 Birss selection at Roger Williams University. Through the “Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture Fund” and “Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Library Fund” (established by University alumnus, Robert Blais ’70), a significant or culturally impactful book is chosen annually to be honored. The program engages the campus and local community through discussions, celebrations, related collections, a library exhibition, and culminates with the annual Birss Lecture.

The adult book club is funded through the generosity of the Friends of the Rogers Free Library Community Grant Program.

Chess Club is cancelled on Wednesday, February 1 & Saturday, February 4. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.