Join a Virtual Book Club at the Arlington Library

woman in a virtual book club smiling on computer with stack of books

If you’re not sure what to read in the coming months, check out the online book clubs hosted by the Arlington Public Library. Along with getting introduced to excellent books throughout 2021, you’ll also enjoy the chance to chat with other book lovers. Residents of our apartments in Arlington can reserve a spot in a virtual book club at the Arlington library by signing up online. Here are just a few of the many wonderful options:

Courthouse Book Group

Meeting every third Thursday of the month, the Courthouse Book Group offers a mix of mostly literary and historical fiction, with some nonfiction too. In March, for example, they’re planning to read War Doctor by David Nott, a memoir by a surgeon who volunteered in war zones around the world. Another book on their list is We Need to Talk About Kevin. This gripping Lionel Shriver novel is about a mother trying to make sense of an unthinkable tragedy.

Never Too Old Book Club

This group is for adults who enjoy young adult fiction. They meet one Tuesday evening each month, and they have some great selections. In May, for instance, they’re discussing I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. It’s a classic coming-of-age story about a teenage aspiring writer who lives in a rundown castle with her eccentric family.

Escapism Book Club

Another virtual book club at the Arlington library, this group meets one Wednesday a month to enjoy a bit of light-hearted escapism with romantic comedies. February’s selection is The Marriage Game, where an entrepreneur and CEO clash in an office above a restaurant. The author, Sara Desai, will be at the meeting and taking questions. Similarly, March’s meeting features author Olivia Dade, who will participate in a discussion of her own book, Spoiler Alert.

Other book clubs offer readings in science fiction, current events, and a range of additional genres. Every other week, you can also sign up for Lunch With Librarians, where you’re encouraged to talk about the books you love and get reading suggestions from librarians and other Arlington residents. You can obtain the books locally, either through the library or at one of Arlington’s bookstores.

If you have any questions about the thriving cultural life near our Arlington apartments, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have about 2001 Clarendon Blvd.

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