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Adults Who Read YA Book Club

The Adults Who Read YA Book Club welcomes adults who enjoy reading without age-limits. Facilitated by retired librarian N. Gregg O'Brien and BPL adult services librarians.

Upcoming selections include:


  • Internment by Samira Ahmed
    Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. A Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee for 2021.

    Print copies will be available at the Circulation Desk in mid-December.
    The book-on-CD/Playaway format is available to request through our Library Catalog.
    Digital copies, both eBook and eAudio are available from OverDrive/Libby.


  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
    A graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. A Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee for 2021.

    Print copies will be available at the Circulation Desk in mid-December.
    Digital copies are available from OverDrive/Libby and are always available from hoopla.


  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton


  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 pm on Zoom.

  • Registration is required to receive the Zoom link invitation.
  • Register below or call us at 401-247-1920 x2.

Once registered you can pick up a copy of the book from a staff member at our Circulation Desk or borrow a digital copy from hoopla or OverDrive's eZone (when available).

N. Gregg O'Brien has been a middle and high school librarian for the past 25 years. She has participated in a number of reading groups, including Rhode Island Mock Newbery, Rhode Island Teen Book Award, Rhode Island Middle School Book Award, and Reading Across Rhode Island. Instilled with the love of books at a very early age, she enjoys most genres, but particularly young adult and children's literature. She has run numerous book groups for both middle and high school students, and adults. She is a resident of Barrington and an avid kayaker.

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