Beebe Library has six ongoing book discussion groups, five for adults and one for kids.  For more information about our book groups, click on the group names below, contact the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334, or email the group leaders directly.

Adult Book Groups


Books by the Lake combines the enjoyment of reading a single title and the desire to share insights, observations, and feelings about that one book with others who have read it. Books by the Lake meets on the third Wednesday evening of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 pm and is run by Karen Stern ( of the Reference Department. For more information, please visit our Books by the Lake main page

Read outside the box and meet outside the library! This social, casual group will meet at local bars and restaurants to discuss books that push us out of our comfort zones. Over drinks and apps, we’ll dive into new genres and forms while getting to know fellow Wakefield readers. Contact Alyssa Staples ( of the Reference Department for more information or visit our Books on Tap main page

Supper Sleuths, a mystery discussion group, meets the second Tuesday evening of the month (except July and August) at 6:00 pm to discuss mysteries of every genre and type. You are encouraged to bring a brown bag snack to enjoy at the meeting. This group is moderated by Library Director Catherine McDonald ( For more information, please visit our Supper Sleuths main page

This group, launched in October 2017 and facilitated by Reference Librarian Jeff Klapes (, will focus on classic literature from ancient to modern, from Austen and Dickens to contemporary award winners. The group will generally meet on the third Saturday of each month (except July & August) at 10:30 am.  Visit Timeless Tales’ main page for more information….

True Writ focuses on nonfiction titles.  Some months will assign a single title for discussion, other times there will be a common theme with a list of suggested books from which participants can choose.  True Writ usually meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Blake Gallery and is run by Assistant Director Jackie Powers ( For more information, please visit our True Writ main page

Kids Book Groups

The Third Thursday Book Club is an opportunity for kids in grades three and four, and an adult companion, to read the same book and participate in a discussion. Join us to explore some of the best of new and classic children’s books. After the discussion there will a celebration with a surprise activity and snacks. For more information, please visit our Third Thursday main page