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Tuesday April 16 7:00 PM
Book Discussion (The Lioness of Boston)
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South St.

Tuesday April 23 7:30 PM
Book Discussion (The Lioness of Boston and The Gardner Heist)
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St.

Wednesday April 24 1:00 PM
Book Discussion (The Lioness of Boston)
Bridgewater Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way

Thursday April 25 
Please note that there is a fee for this event!

Bus trip and tour of Gardner Museum
*All seats full*

Monday April 29 6:00 PM
Lecture by Art Historian, Jim Kirkcaldy
The Gilded Age and its Impact on American Art
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South St.

Our Current Read


Our Spring 2024 Book is The Lioness of Boston 
by Emily Franklin

Alternative Read: The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft
by Ulrich Boser


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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

Spring 2021          Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Fall 2021              The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Spring 2022          A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka by Lev Golinkin
Fall 2022.              Voyage of Mercy by Stephen Puleo
Spring 2023          The Martian and Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Summer 2023.      You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar
Fall 2024               Strange Arithmetic by Kerrin Willis

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