Teatime Book Club

Do you like the idea of savoring a cup of tea while discussing a good read?  If you said YES to this question, then please join us for our upcoming virtual Teatime Book Club every month (except July & August) via Zoom @ 12pm.  * To sign up, please call or email Cara at Washburn Memorial Library #207-455-4814.



Book Club participants can purchase a Book Club Bag,

which includes:

  • Current book we are reading for the month ($10 to purchase a copy).

  • An array of tea + honey sticks.

  • A monthly print out/card with updates about our Teatime Book Club.

  • To Do's: Sign up for the month, reserve a Book Club Bag (optional- $10 to purchase), start reading your book, and mark your calendar for our virtual meeting!

  • If you reserved one, please pick up your Teatime Book Club bag at the Washburn Memorial Library (Open 10am - 4:30pm, Tuesday - Friday).


September Book: Watching You, by Lisa Jewell

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England. It’s the sort of place where doctors and lawyers and old-money academics live. It’s not the sort of place where people get stabbed in the back 30 times with a kitchen knife in their own homes.

Someone must have seen something.

Newlywed Joey Mullen, for example, recently returned from four years of working in Ibiza. She and her husband, Alfie, are eager to find a place of their own in her hometown. But Joey finds herself distracted by the man next door, Tom Fitzwilliam. He’s the principal of the local high school, twice her age, and devastatingly attractive. What starts as an innocent infatuation soon escalates into fixation, and before long, Joey can’t keep her eyes off of Tom.

Or the principal’s son, Freddie, who dreams of working as a spy and has been developing his surveillance skills by keeping meticulous logs of the coming and goings in the area. And, as he approaches his 15th birthday, his attention - and his lens - are turning more and more toward the local women.

Or perhaps single mother Frances Tripp, who has long been convinced she is being stalked. Her teenage daughter, Jenna, is worried these delusions are signs of her mother’s deteriorating mental health, particularly now that her paranoia has found a specific target: Tom Fitzwilliam. Frances is determined to keep an eye on him until she can prove he is behind her persecution.

Twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam.

Nobody knows why this horrific murder was committed, but someone in Melville Heights knows who did it. As the community’s fearful eyes turn on each other, the question remains:

Who else is watching?

Poetry Reading
Tea Time

Tea provided in your Book Club Bag!

Email: washburnmainelibrary@gmail.com 

Phone # 207-455-4814

Meeting: September 28th @ 12pm 

Location: Virtual/Zoom.  Link will be emailed once you sign up.

Fee: Free minus the cost of purchasing your book(s).

Book Choices: Trending books and the process of facilitator & group suggestions.