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A community that opens the same book together closes it in greater harmony.

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Upcoming Events Spring 2021

Senior Center Party Line Readings with Evie Delutis and Gloria Moran

10:00 am on the following dates

March 23 
March 26
March 30
April 2
April 6
April 9
April 13
April 16
April 20
April 23

Call 1-508-506-1310 to join (dialing "1" before the rest of the number is necessary to connect).

April 15 7PM

West Bridgewater Public Library "Bright Sea" Trivia Contest

Theme of the Elizabeth Islands and Beyond the Bright Sea Click on link below:


April 20, 2021, 7PM

Zoom Event Bridgewater Public Library Book Discussion with Donna LeClair

Meeting ID: 934 3718 8695 Passcode: 984593


Thursday April 29 7pm

Zoom Author talk with Lauren Wolk
Meeting ID 975 7629 1929 Passcode: 411025

Our Current Read


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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk


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All the Books We've Read

2005-2006            Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich 

2006-2007            My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

2007-2008            Night by Elie Wiesel

Fall 2008               Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

Spring 2009         Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 

Spring 2010         Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Fall 2010               In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Spring 2011         Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 
                                 by Stephen Puleo 

Fall 2011               Dragon House, by John Shors

Spring 2012         The Town that Food Saved, by Ben Hewitt

Fall 2012               The Lemon Tree, by Sandy Tolan

Spring 2013         In The Heart of The Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick

Fall 2013               We Band of Angels, by Elizabeth Norman

Spring 2014         A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson and 
                                Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Fall 2014               The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Spring 2015         Cold Case to Case Closed by Richard Little

Fall 2015               The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb, 
by Nicholas Rinaldi

Spring 2016         Life, Animated by Ron Suskind

Fall 2016               Code Talker, by Joseph Bruchac

Spring 2017         The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony

Fall 2017               On Pluto; Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s,
                                by Greg O’Brien and
                                 Lewy, Mom and Me, by Peggy Bushy

Spring 2018         Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome, by Reba Riley

Fall 2018               The Island of Worthy Boys, by Connie Hertzberg Mayo

Spring 2019         Freedom by Any Means and Forbidden Fruit,
                                by Betty DeRamus

Fall 2019               The Library Book, by Susan Orlean

Spring 2020         Thanks A Thousand, by A.J. Jacobs

Fall 2020              Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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