Programs For Adults

studying adults

The Whitman Public Library is committed to offering quality programs and services to the Adult Community!

Book Discussion Groups

The Whitman Public Library currently has eight book groups.

Books On Tap

Join us for an animated discussion of a new title each month. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at McGuiggan's Pub. Open to all.

Book Buzz

Join us for a discussion of various titles. No required reading. Open to all. Meets on the second Friday of the month at the Whitman Senior Center at 10 am. No registration is required and new members are always welcome.  

Cookbook Club

Each month we will select a new cookbook to explore. Make and bring in a dish for the group to try. Leave with a full belly and copy of each recipe. Registration is required. Meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. 

Literary Lions Book Group

This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. This book group will tackle a classic title through discussion and analysis.  No registration is required and all are welcome. New members are encouraged to drop in to any meeting.

Mary’s Book Group

This group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Friday of the month.  Due to the size of the group, please contact Mary Casey to find out if there is room for you to join: 781-447-7613 (spots open up throughout the year).  Registration is required.

September 20, 2019

Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams 

October 18, 2019

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrente

 November 15, 2019

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
(Educated by Tara Westover will be covered later in the year)

 December 20, 2019

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage, and a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith May

January 17, 2020

The Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

 February 21, 2020

The Library Book by Susan Olean

 March 20, 2020

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

April 17, 2020

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lunberg

 May 15, 2020

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

 June 19, 2020

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Mystery Book Group

Meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.  Come dissect the latest mind-boggling, mystifying, mystery, new members are welcome to join in the fun.  A new book is decoded every month and light refreshments are provided.

May 22, 2019: Season of Darkness by Maureen Jennings

June 26, 2019: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee 

July 24, 2019: Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble

Strong Women in Literature Book Group

​The Strong Women in Literature book club is open to all. Please join us for a lively discussion of a title featuring a strong woman. We meet on the first Thursday of the month. Nor registration is required and new members are always welcome. 

Ask a librarian to reserve a copy of the latest title for you today!

Computer Assistance

If you or someone you know needs help learning to use a computer,  figuring out one of the many social networking websites, or learning how to create a power point presentation, (or other computer questions) please call the library to set up an individual appointment at 781-447-7613.

Periodic workshops are scheduled, so please see our event calendar for current offerings.  Again, please call 781-447-7613 for further details.

Programs and Events

The library offers many programs and events geared to the cultural and artistic needs of Whitman’s adult community!  To that end, the library offers historical lectures, craft “make and takes” on the third and fourth Tuesday of the month, author talks and book signings, art classes, movie screenings, and much more throughout the year! Check out our event calendar our Facebook page, or ask for a flyer at the Circulation Desk!  For current offerings, questions, or recommendations please email