Book Clubs


Afternoon Book Club

The Afternoon Book Club will meet next on Tuesday, January 21 at 1pm to discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean . No registration is required for these discussions.

See the full book list for 2019-2020.


Evening Book Club

The library’s Evening Book Club will meet next on Monday, January 13 at 7pm to discuss We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

See the full book list for 2019-2020.


Bagels & Books

The next meeting of Bagels & Books is on Monday, January 6 at 10am.  Book-lovers are welcome to join in sharing their recent reading experiences and getting suggestions for future reading. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Check out the Bagels & Books page to see what we’ve been reading!


Cookbook Club

The next meeting of the Cookbook Club will be on Thursday, January 16 at 7pm. Each month, registered participants choose, prepare, and share recipes from the selected cookbook, which we will discuss while we eat. This month’s selection is The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2018. Registration is required: just stop by the Adult Services Desk to register and select your recipe from the book!


Next Chapter Book Club

Next Chapter Book Club meetings offer young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities an opportunity to share reading and conversation with friends.

Clubs meet on Tuesday evenings from September to June at Panera Bread in Watchung, and are facilitated by librarians and community volunteers.

Next Chapter Book Club does not teach reading, but it does encourage the enjoyment of books. As participants take turns reading aloud, formerly reluctant readers often become more comfortable with the written word. Non-readers are also encourage to join the group, and facilitators have been trained in techniques such as “echo reading,” which foster participation for all.

Books are supplied by the library, and members bring money if they want to order refreshments when the group members take a break from reading.

There are limited openings in the 5:30 pm club for individuals from Scotch Plains and surrounding communities.   Contact the Adult Services department for more information: [email protected] or (908) 322-5007, x204.

Read more about the national and international Next Chapter Book Club.