Book Groups

The Library Book Group

This group meets at noon on the third Wednesday of the month at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. Members bring a bag lunch and beverage. Book Group members select the books they want to read and take turns leading the discussion on each month’s selected book. All branch members are invited to become a regular member of the Book Group or to join the discussion at a specific meeting for which they have read the book. For additional information, contact Mary Feidner (email: or phone (802) 442-7845).

The Book Group is on hiatus until the COVID-19 Pandemic abates. Resumption will be announced when meeting together in the Martha Canfield Arlington Library is once again safe.

Third Thursday Book Group

Meets every month on the third Thursday at 1:00 pm on Zoom.

This group has chosen to focus on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity until June, 2021 when the group may disband if in-person groups are allowed. Books read so far are The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, Jazz by Toni Morrison, Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. Also planned are The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, There, There by Tommy Orange, and The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.

To access the 3rd Thursday Book Group ZOOM  using a computer or Smart Phone (meeting dates above)  click on the following link or enter in your browser’s search bar. To access the 3rd Thursday Book Group ZOOM using a telephone, see the instructions here: