Discussion Groups

Below is the listing of discussion groups run by MCLS librarians. For more information about the event, please refer to our Events Calendar.

Hickory Corner Branch

Go to the Hickory Corner Branch page for directions and more information about the branch.

Current Events Chat

Every Wednesday from 2:30 — 3:30 PM

Hickory Corner librarian Mary Astarita will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will offer newspaper headlines for discussion.

Hopewell Branch

Go to the Hopewell Branch page for directions and more information about the branch.

The Short of It

2nd Wednesday of the Month from 2:00 — 3:00 PM

The short story — short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on the short story. Every month there will be a main idea/person/topic and you will read and discuss three short stories based off of that. Copies will be provided at the Hopewell Branch Reference Desk.

Lawrence Headquarters Branch

Go to the Lawrence Branch page for directions and more information about the branch.

Poetry Circle

Meets twice monthly:

  • 2nd Thursday of the Month from 6:30 — 8:00 PM to read and discuss poetry, and
  • 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 2:30 — 4:00 PM to critique members’ poetry work in progress.

Twin Rivers Branch

Go to the Twin Rivers Branch page for directions and more information about the branch.

Only Murders in the Library

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month from 2:00 — 3:00 PM

Do you love all things murder, mayhem, and mystery? Come to Only Murders in the Library! We’ll listen to an episode of a true-crime podcast, share our thoughts, and speculate about what’s going to happen next. Let the suspense, thrills, and chills begin!

West Windsor Branch

Go to the West Windsor Branch page for directions and more information about the branch.

Rule of Three Reading Group

3rd Thursday of the Month from 6:30 — 8:00 PM

Named for the “rule of three” principle in writing and joke-telling, this reading group considers three pieces each month: a short story, a poem, and an essay, all connected by a theme. Join us to be introduced to new authors, new forms, and new ideas. You can call the West Windsor reference desk to pick up printed copies. Register in advance to receive a pdf of the readings, or pick up printed copies at the West Windsor reference desk.