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Book Clubs

» Book Discussion Group -- Third Monday of each month @ 7:00 pm

Come join in the lively discussions of this book group. Book selections are generally recent best sellers.

Check the calendar to be sure of the date and book selection.

See a list of the Book Discussion Group book selections.


» Great Reads Book Club -- First Wednesday of each month @ 1:00 pm

Please note: As of August 2015, Great Reads Book Club is on hiatus.

Great Reads Book Club is a monthly book club for adults that explores quality, well-reviewed books, fiction and nonfiction, that might not have made the best-seller list but shouldn't be missed!

To register for Great Reads Book Club, please call the library, or come in and sign up at the Reference Desk in the library.

Check the calendar to confirm the date, time and book selection.

See a list of Great Reads Book Club book selections.


» Scituate Sleuths - Mystery Book Club -- Second Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 pm

Do you love a good whodunit? Need new suggestions for suspenseful authors? Come join this monthly mystery book club! All are welcome!

To register for Scituate Sleuths, please call the library, or come in and sign up at the Reference Desk in the library.

Check the calendar to confirm the date, time and book selection.



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What to read next?

Stumped as to what to read next? Looking for something new?

» Library staff are happy to help you find more of what you like to read. Stop by the Reference Desk for help. The Teen Librarian is available to help grades 7-12, and the Children's Room staff is pleased to help children, families, parents, and caregivers.

» Try our online reader advisory resource. This online tool is a quick and easy way to find a book you'll love.


-- Books & Authors - A resource to connect with your favorite book or today's hottest fiction and nonfiction titles in a new way. Features include Advanced Search to narrow searches, browse genres, titles and authors, Expert Picks, Librarian Favorites, Award Winners, Best Sellers, Read A Like Wizard, author biographies and much more.

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Download Audio Books & eBooks

» Did you know you can download audio books and eBooks right on your computer or mobile device?

With a valid OCLN library card, a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection and free software installed, you can browse, check out, download and enjoy audio books and eBooks available from the OCLN Digital Media Catalog powered by OverDrive.

» Take digital materials with you on-the-go! Once downloaded to your computer many audio titles can be burned to CD or transferred to a portable audio player such as an MP3 player or iPod. Many eBook titles can be transferred to an eBook reader such as the Nook or Sony Reader. As of September 2011, library eBooks can be downloaded to Amazon Kindle.

» Download directly to your mobile device! Many audio titles and eBook titles can be downloaded directly to your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, Kindle, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile devices.

» Ready to get started? Go to OCLN Digital Media Catalog for more information and to download the free software for your computer or mobile device.

Visit www.overdrive.com/resources/drc for a list of compatible devices.

Find out more about eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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Audio Books for Listeners

A great collection of audio books in different formats is available.

» Books on CD - both regular CD format and the newer MP3 format.

» Playaways - A pre-loaded digital audio player about half the size of a deck of cards. A Playaway holds an entire audio book, up to 60 hours of playtime. Simply plug in earphones and enjoy!

» Digital audio books from OverDrive - download audio books to your computer (PC or Mac) or mobile device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile). From your computer, burn the title to CDs or transfer to a portable audio player such as an MP3 player or iPod. See the section above "Download Audio Books & eBooks."

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