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.
October 3 2017

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

November 7 2017

The Martian by Andy Weir

December 5 2017

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

January 2 2018

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

February 6, 2018

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

March 6, 2018

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    April 3, 2018

Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

   May 1, 2018

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chu

June  5, 2018

Dead Wake the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

July 10, 208

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

August 7, 2018

Wright Brothers by David McCullough 

September 4, 2018

  Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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 15, 2017

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

October 20, 2017

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

 November 17, 2017

The Wind Is Not A River by Brian Payton

 December 15, 2017

The All Girl’s Filling Station by Fannie Flagg

January 19, 2018

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

 February 16, 2018

Elephant Company by Vicky Croke

 March 16, 2018

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

April 20, 2018

The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede

 May 18, 2018

*A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
*This is a title change. 

 June 15, 2018

Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

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.

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