Pequot Library recently launched Beyond the Book Club, focused on both women and its mission of "Bringing Literature, Music, Art, Science & the Humanities to our Community," according to a release.

The club, which plans to hold book discussions, related workshops and film screenings, is open to everyone and will meet 11 times a year at the library, 720 Pequot Ave.

Upcoming programs include:

Film screening: "Little Women," a movie based on Louisa May Alcott's novel, will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.

Book discussion: Participants will have a chance to compare "March," Geraldine Brooks' fiction about Mr. March, the father taken from "Little Women" who leaves his family to go off to war, and Eve LaPlante's biography "Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother." It will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Creating writing workshop: Adair Heitmann, author and the library's director of communications, will lead a workshop titled "Influential Women Who Shape and Inspire Our Lives and Our Writing" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23.

Registration is required.

Contact Marianne Pysarchyk at 203-259-0349, ext. 19, or for information.