Two monthly book clubs start up at the Beals library

  • On the Same Page Book Club's organizers, Camille Hart and Molly Velasco, welcome anyone in the community to join their group. Contributed photo

Staff Report
Published: 9/17/2021 2:53:39 PM
Modified: 9/17/2021 2:53:46 PM

Are you an avid reader? Do you enjoy discussing your thoughts and reactions to a book with other readers? Well, the Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon is hosting two monthly book clubs that are open to new members.

After a long hiatus, the Beals Book Club will resume meetings again on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. The Beals Book Club is a discussion group that allows readers to exchange ideas, observations, and reactions to the plots, characters and themes of selected books. They are open to reading books of all genres, from historical fiction to mysteries and thrillers, and members take turns picking the monthly selection. For their upcoming September meeting, the club has chosen the book, “What Alice Forgot,” by Liane Moriarty, about a woman who loses the last decade of her memory and must put the pieces of her memory and her life back together, while deciding whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse. Future meeting dates and times will be voted on during the September meeting.

Meeting the following Thursday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., is the new On the Same Page Book Club. Open to teens and adults, this group focuses on bringing members of the community together through culturally diverse stories. Their September selection is “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” by Khaled Hosseini. The novel is about two women in Afghanistan, born a generation apart, who bond with one another amidst the dangers of war. On the Same Page Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month.

Copies of books for both clubs are available at the library Circulation Desk in regular, large print, and audiobook format.

The Beals Memorial Library is at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. For more information, call 978-297-0300 or visit

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