Book & Movie Discussion Groups at the Eldredge Public Library

The Friends of Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group

This group meets once a month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM via Zoom. Everyone is welcome!


September 28, 2021 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson

October 26, 2021 - On Democracy by E.B. White

November 30, 2021 - In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien 

December 14, 2021 -  Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

January 25, 2022 - Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 

February 22, 2022 - Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell

March 29, 2022 -The Last Thing He Told Me  by Laura Dave

April 26, 2022 - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

May 24, 2022 - The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans by Catherine Grace Katz

If you have any questions or to join the group, please call Linda Nixon at 508-945-2094.    

EPL Book-to-Film Discussion Group

Some of the most enduring films have been inspired by great literature. And some books seemed to be nothing special until brought into sharper focus by a great filmmaker. The Eldredge Public Library would like to invite you to join our a book-to-film discussion group. On the first Saturday of each month we meet at the Library at 2:00 pm, having read the pre-selected book for the month. We watch the movie version together, and then comes the fun as we discuss the merits of each. Facilitated by a Library staff member, the group chooses the titles. We are have an interesting exchange of ideas, thoughts, and impressions. Most of all, we enjoy an afternoon of fun in a relaxed setting with congenial people!

All programs are virtual until further notice.  Please contact Tammy DePasquale ( to register.

The 2020-2021 book list

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys 

November 7 @ 3:00 pm  - Emma  by Jane Austen

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook

January 2  @ 3:00 pm - The Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - The Leopard: a Novel by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa 

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

April 3  @ 3:00 pm - Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

May 1  @ 3:00 pm - News of the World by Paulette Jiles

June  5  @ 3:00 pm - The Man Who Made Vermeers : unvarnishing the legend of master forger Han Van Meegeren by Jonathan Lopez

July 10 @ 4:00 pm -  New York Times Magazine titled "There's a True Story Behind 'The Mule': The Sinaloa's 90-Year-Old Drug Mule and watching Clint Eastwood's film The Mule.



 EPL Classic Film Discussion Group

Our Classic Film Discussion Group will meet on the third Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm.  

This film groups will be led by Librarian Samuel Rome, who is able to combine his love of film with his love of books.  Get ready for some good movies, good discussions and good company!  Everyone is welcome to join, no registration is needed.

Start time: 4:00 pm.  You can watch the movie at your convenience and join us via zoom for the discussion.  Email Kate Ferreira ( to register and for info on how to request the movie.

The 2020-2021 movie list

September 19 -Fiddler on the Roof  (1971) directed by Norman Jewison

October 17 - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) directed by Blake Edwards 

November 21 - Citizen Kane (1941) directed by Orson Wells.

December 19 - The Maltese Falcon (1941) directed by John Huston

The Classic Film Discussion Group will be taking a hiatus for the first few months of 2021.




Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our newest book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet thlorna cookbook clube first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.


For the foreseeable future we will be meeting via Zoom to talk about what's happening in your kitchen until we can once again meet in the Library.  Please contact Lorna Dzialo ( to register.

Start time: 6:30 pm.

September 1, 2020 

October 6, 2020 

November 3, 2020 - This month we will be sharing our favorite apple recipe.  

December 1, 2020 - This month we will be sharing our favorite holiday or cold weather dish.

January 5, 2021 - This month we will be sharing our favorite Ina Garten recipes

February 2, 2021 - Soup-er Bowl 2021!  Share your favorite soup or chili recipe!

March 2, 2021 - This month we will be sharing our favorite breakfast recipes

April 6, 2021 - Fannie Farmer: 125 years later.  In conjunction with the EPL's 125 anniversary we will be sharing our ideas for Fannie Farmer recipes (first published in 1896) with a modern upgrade.

May 4, 2021 - A trip to the bakery!  What brings out the baker in you? 

June 1, 2021 - Summer cooking! Share your "go to" summer cookout recipes.

August 24, 2021 - * Start time 6:00 pm* Pot Luck Picnic!  Bring your chairs and enjoy a dinner on the library lawn.  Individual servings required.  Please call or email Lorna to register and receive detailed information regarding the logistics of this outdoor program.


 Chatham Great Books Discussion Groupgreat books

This discussion group is for people who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy, politics, science, theology, and other disciplines.

Great Books discussion groups use an approach to discussion called Shared Inquiry, which follows a few simple guidelines designed to make a discussion more rewarding by keeping the group’s attention focused firmly on the text and its interpretation.great books feb 2017

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 3:30-5:00 pm throughout the year except July and Aug.



For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or   

Would you like the library to help acquire books for your members?  Please download our Bookclub Guidelines.  We are happy to help! Is your bookclub looking for suggestions? Click here for a list of books previously chosen by various bookclubs in Chatham.