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Dunbar Free Library
P.O. Box 1580, 401 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753
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Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - noon
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

Book Clubs

2021 Book Clubs
Call for meeting place and time.

The Library-sponsored “Book to Movie” book group’s current title is “A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean. The book discussion is August 23@ 6:30 pm (although this time is still up for discussion) through meetjisi, and in-person at the library, and the movie will be presented on Thursday, August 26th @ 6:30 pm at the library. Join the book discussion at: All are welcome to attend! Please call the library @ 863-2172 for more information, especially if you would like to request watching the movie through Zoom.

If you have a book group you would like the library to obtain multiple copies for we have an online form for you to fill out, and two basic requests: 1) items for a book group can not be less than 6 months old, PREFERABLY at least a year and 2) if you have a meeting annually to establish your choices for the coming year you can search AGSHAREIT to find out IF there are “enough” copies among New Hampshire libraries.  Ask us how!

Second Monday afternoon book group

January 11 The Library Book Susan Orlean

February 8 American Dervish Ayad Akhtar

March 8 Vanishing Half Brit Bennett

April 12 Crow Lake Mary Lawson

May 10 The Garden of the Evening Mists Tan Than Eng

June 14 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel Karen Joy Fowler

July 12 The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Melinda Gates

August 9 Wait Till Next Year Doris Kearns Goodwin

September 13 Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart

October 11 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent Isobel Wilkerson

November 8 The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel Lisa Wingate

December 13 Holiday Party and Voting for the 2022 Reading List

January 10, 2022 The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel Kim Richardson

Backup Book “just in case” Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel

Third Monday morning book group – The Breakfast Club

January 18: Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

February 15: The Book woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

March 15: The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

April19: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

May 17: Talking to Strangers by Malcom Gladwell

June 21: Ten Lessons for a Post Pandemic World: Fareed Zakaria

July 19: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

August 16: An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

September 20: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

October 18: Any book of poetry by Robery Frost

November 15: Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America by Kati Marton

December: TBA

Fourth Thursday evening book group

January 28: Whisper Network by Chandler Baker 

February 25: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

March 25: A Gentleman in Moscow by Armor Towles 

April 22: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

May 27: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

June 24: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

July 22: Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris 

August 26: The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead

September 23: The Giver of the Stars by JoJo Moyes

October 28: The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

November 18: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

December 16: No Book. Yankee swap and pick books for next year.

Third Thursday “Sunshine Book Club”

January 2021 Heat by Bill Buford

February 2021 The Searcher- A Novel by Tana French

March 2021 Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

April 2021 Ten Lessons for a Post Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria

May 2021 Bag Man by Rachel Maddow & Michael Yavitz

June 2021 Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell