Book Clubs and Special Groups

Book Clubs and Special Groups

The Swampscott Public Library offers a variety of book clubs and special groups for all to enjoy! If you have any questions, please contact the Library at or call us at 781-596-8867.


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Dinner Detectives

The Dinner Detectives is the library’s mystery book group. We discuss mysteries related to a different topic each month. You bring your chosen book and we provide snacks and discussion! The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month @ 5 pm.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 6, at 5pm
Topic: “Sink or Swim”  Mysteries with water.

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Themed Reads

“Themed Reads” will be a year-long book group in which you will read a book of your choice that corresponds to each month’s assigned theme. Monthly themes this year include books that are also movies, books about mental health, books about bookstores or libraries, and more! Come down to the library for the complete list!

Next Meeting: Monday, July 15 at 4pm (postponed from July 8)
Theme: Agatha Christie Mysteries

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Tea and Books

Interested in a daytime book club at the library? Our afternoon book club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm. New members welcome! E-mail the library @ with any questions.

Next Meeting: July 16, 1pm
Title: “Hello Beautiful” by Ann Napolitano

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Popular Titles

We pick a popular book to read and discuss. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy (while supplies last).

Next Meeting: July 23 at 7pm
Title: “The House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton

Special Groups

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Cookbook Club

We’ll all be cooking & sharing the results from the same cookbook once a month.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 13 at 6pm
Theme: Favorite Chicken Recipes

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Fiber Friends

Join the Fiber Friends, a crafting group at the Swampscott Public Library. This group meets twice weekly, every Wednesday at 1:00 pm and Thursday at 1:30 pm. Members can be beginners or experts. Walk-ins welcome!

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Red Rock Ramblers

The Red Rock Ramblers meet on the third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. All levels of experience welcome!

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Lou Gallo History Buffs

Enjoy chatting about local history and reminiscing about earlier times? The Lou Gallo History Buffs meet on the second Monday of the month at 10 am for an informal discussion of local history. Meeting are in person. Everyone is welcome!