Summer Book Groups

English At Large runs Book Groups in the summer at various public libraries across our service area.  Book Groups provide opportunities for intermediate to advanced English learners to practice reading, speaking, and writing skills. Small groups of 8-10 learners meet with their facilitator and group each week for 1½ hours, for a 6-week session. Everyone comes to the group having read the assigned text, and all are encouraged to bring their thoughts and questions to the group.  Facilitators will also utilize study guides and other materials to explore story concepts, word use and composition.  Past EAL Book Groups have read “The Alchemist”, “The #1 Ladies Detective Agency”, and “The Giver”, among others.


Registration for our Summer Book Groups is Now OPEN

Book Group information:
INTERMEDIATE or HIGHER English level required for successful participation
Book groups provide opportunities to practice English reading, speaking, and discussion skills!
2024 Summer Book Group Locations
BOXBOROUGH: Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Mass. Ave, Boxborough
Monday – 6:15-7:45pm, June 10 – July 22
Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry
MEDFORD: Medford Public Library,  Room 4, 111 High St., Medford
Wednesday –  6:30 – 8:00pm, June 19 – July 31

Book: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

WALTHAM:  Waltham Public Library, Trustees Room, 735 Main St., Waltham
Thursday – 10:00 – 11:30am, June 13 – July 25
Book: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
WOBURN:  English At Large, 800 W Cummings Park, Suite 5550, Woburn
Thursday 6:00 – 7:30pm, June 13 – July 25
Book:  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Register for Summer Book Group


If you have any questions about our Summer Book Groups please email or call our office at 781-395-2374

English At Large

800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5550
Woburn, MA 01801
tel : 781.395.2374
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