MacKay Library Has a New Phone Number 978-256-5521 x6

The staff at the MacKay Library hosts a variety of book discussion groups. The Mystery Group has been meeting for 13 years. Novel Conversations evolved out of the Oprah Book Group that began in 1998.


 Mystery Group

Mystery Group meets on the
4th Wednesday of the month
at 6:45 PM

July 23, 2014
Richard Castle and Archer Mayor

August 27, 2014
Jo Bannister and Faye Kellerman.

The Mystery Group picks two authors a month. Members read books by those authors and come prepared to discuss why they enjoyed these books (or why they did not like them.) Were earlier books better crafted than more recent ones? Have characters developed over the years? Do you get a true sense of the place where the story is set? What good Mystery books have people read recently?

The MacKay Library will have a variety of the featured authors' books available for loan in the month preceding each discussion.
Novel Conversations Book Group

This popular daytime book group usually meets on the first Friday of each month at noon at the MacKay Library.

Book List for 2014

*January 10, 2014 - The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
*Note: The Jan discussion has been moved to the 10th

February 7, 2014 -The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

March 7, 2014 - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

April 4, 2014 - The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro (One Book Chelmsford title)

May 2, 2014 - The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

June 6, 2014 - Picnic / The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe


If you would like to join or learn more about these groups, call the MacKay Library at 978-256-5521.