Jordan Draves

A. Jordan Draves

Reader Services Specialist
at the Boston Public Library

Professional Life: Librarian since 2008.Favorite genres: I read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction but M/M Romance mixed with mystery, fantasy, or sci-fi elements is my favorite.Hobbies: Practicing Tai Chi and writing fanfiction.Volunteering: I was a Municipal Liaison with National Novel Writing Month for 18 years from 2006 - 2023.Pets: Adrien, my Greyhound, passed away December 2021.Neurodiverse: I keep myself organized with Todoist!Pronouns: she/they - I am agender & asexual.

So what do I do at the library?

The Fantastic Books Book Group*

* In June I will be starting Lantern Reads Book Group for adults in their 40s & 50s. We will meet every 1st Thursday at 6pm. The information on this page will change over to the new book group closer to June. Logan, Reader Services Librarian, will be taking over Fantastic Books!

A Boston Public Library book group geared toward young adults in their 20s & 30s that reads a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction.
We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6pm in the Central Library in Copley Square.

Subscribe to the book group mailing list at the link below by checking the box marked "Send me updates on these topics: Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them Book Group." You may unsubscribe from email reminders at any time via the same link.

Check the calendar for what we're reading next!

What have we been reading?

Learn To Write Fiction
Learning Circles

Learning Circles are free online courses lightly facilitated in a community space or public library. Bringing them into a physical space where learners can help each other learn means a greater chance of completion, success, and fun!In 2017 I created and facilitated my first Learning Circle, the Learn To Write Fiction: Beginner Course. Since then I have also created two more courses on World-Building and Writing a Series, though I no longer facilitate these courses at the library.

Check the calendar for upcoming
LTWF courses facilitated at the BPL.

Learn more about P2PU and see the wide variety of courses available for free around the world!

Printed Booklists

Every year BPL librarians compile booklists that celebrate the diversity of our world.

See all of our lists and learn more here!

The two committees I chair are:
We Are Pride
This list celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month every June with books for all ages.
Native Lives, Native Stories
This list celebrates Native American Heritage Month every November with books for all ages.