Book Clubs


Afternoon Book Club

The Afternoon Book Club will meet next on Tuesday, October 15 at 1pm to discuss The Heart is Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. 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 next meet on Monday, October 21 at 7pm to discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

See the full book list for 2019-2020.

The library’s Evening Book Club will next meet on Monday, October 21 at 7pm to discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. See the full book list for 2019-2020.


Bagels & Books

The next meeting of Bagels & Books is on Monday October 7 at 10 am.  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

On Thursday, September 26 at 7pm, the Library will introduce a new Cookbook Club. For this first meeting, registered attendees are invited to bring a favorite cookbook or recipe to discuss with the group. Librarians will bring their favorite cookbooks as well as dishes to share from those cookbooks. Registration is required.


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 Pamela Brooks for more information: [email protected] or (908) 322-5007, x204.

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