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Adult School Dept. Book Discussion Group
Organized by the Adult School Department, the book discussion group allows avid readers to discuss themes, plots and characters of selected books. Participate in the stimulating exchange of ideas, observations, and reactions to the current selections. Group meets every other week. Registration is required. For more information about this group, please contact the Adult School Department at 973-744-0500 ext. 2224.

African American Book Discussion Group
The group was started by Ronald Murphy and Harold Bell in the early 1990s. Titles, selected by members and the group’s facilitator, focus primarily on African American subjects or by African American authors, as well as recommended and popular titles. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The group is currently at capacity. To join the waiting list, contact Adrienne Harden at 973-744-0500 ext. 2241.

Deep Cover
This group, which explore books, authors and issues related to the African American experience, meets on the fourth Monday of each month.The group is currently at capacity. To join the waiting list, contact Adrienne Harden at 973-744-0500 ext. 2241.

Best Years Book Club
This book group is geared towards the interests of older adults.  The group meets once a month in the library.  For more information about this group, please contact Jill DeMarco or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

Eat. Drink. Read.
Eat. Drink. Read. is Montclair Public Library’s online book group that pairs recipes and drinks with good reads. While weekly discussion takes place online, the group also gathers bi-monthly at a restaurant to chat about the book and enjoy the local food scene. MPL welcomes all bookworms and foodies to participate! For more information about this group, please contact Jill DeMarco or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

Roaming Readers – A Walking, Talking Book Club
This Spring/Summer book group meets every other week at the Main Library for a 30-minute walk around the area while discussing a great read.  2017’s club runs from April-September.  This group is in partnership with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition.  For more information, please contact Jill DeMarco or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

Book Club Kits
Check out multiple copies of a title for your own book club!  Kit includes books, author information, and discussion questions.  See the list and email reference@montclair.bccls.org to request.

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