BOOK DISCUSSIONS

May 26, 2015
"Some Luck"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Jane Smiley.

 

May 28, 2015
"Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale" by Lynda Rutledge

 

May 28, 2015
"Pale Fire"
Tea and Classics Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Enjoy a cup of tea and tackle some of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Pale Fire" by Vladimir Nabokov.

 

June 4, 2015
"I Capture the Castle"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Dodie Smith.

 

June 4, 2015
Reader's Choice
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Short Stories/Essays. Bring a collection of short stories or essays to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

 

June 9, 2015
"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"
Book Discussion
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

 

June 9, 2015
"A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 pm at the Library Station.

Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. "A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers" by Hazel Gaynor.

 

June 9, 2015
"Big Little Lies"
Evening Book Discussion
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Liane Moriarty.

 

June 10, 2015
"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Malala Yousafzai

 

June 10, 2015
"The Returned"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By Jason Mott.

 

June 11, 2015
"The Wives of Los Alamos"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By TaraShea Nesbit.

 

June 11, 2015
"The Age of Innocence"
Classics Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton.

 

June 12, 2015
"Landline"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Offsite.

Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "Landline" by Rainbow Rowell.

 

June 13, 2015
"Beauty"
Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
1:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Beauty" by Hubert and Kerascoët.

 

June 16, 2015
"The Memory Garden"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Mary Rickert.

 

June 17, 2015
"The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

By Edward Kelsey Moore.

 

June 18, 2015
"The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie.

 

June 22, 2015
"Glory"
Civil War Book Discussion Group
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

Watch "Glory," rated R, based on the book by Lincoln Kirstein.

 

June 23, 2015
"The Magician's Lie"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Greer Macallister

 

June 25, 2015
"Ruth's Journey"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "Ruth's Journey" by Donald McCaig.

 

July 2, 2015
"Gilead"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Marilynne Robinson.

 

July 2, 2015
Reader's Choice
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Nonfiction. Bring a nonfiction title to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

 

July 8, 2015
"Station Eleven"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Emily St. John Mandel.

 

July 8, 2015
"Orphan Train"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By Christina Baker Kline.

 

July 9, 2015
"The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Gabrielle Zevin.

 

July 9, 2015
"Ragtime"
Classics Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow.

 

July 10, 2015
"Age of Miracles"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Offsite.

Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "Age of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker.

 

July 11, 2015
"Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn"
Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
1:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn" by Hugo Pratt.

 

July 14, 2015
"The Dollmaker"
Book Discussion
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By Harriette Arnow.

 

July 14, 2015
"China Dolls"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 pm at the Library Station.

Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. "China Dolls" by Lisa See.

 

July 14, 2015
"See How Small"
Book Discussion
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Scott Blackwood.

 

July 15, 2015
"The Sense of an Ending"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

By Julian Barnes.

 

July 16, 2015
"The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson.

 

July 21, 2015
"Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Karen Abbott.

 

July 23, 2015
"West of Sunset"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "West of Sunset" by Stewart O'Nan.

 

July 28, 2015
"The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Agatha Christie.

 

August 6, 2015
"Some Luck"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Jane Smiley.

 

August 6, 2015
Reader's Choice
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Science Fiction. Bring a science fiction title to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

 

August 8, 2015
"Bluesman: A Twelve-Bar Graphic Novel"
Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
1:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Bluesman: A Twelve-Bar Graphic Novel" by Rob Vollmar and Pablo G. Callejo.

 

August 11, 2015
"The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Day of His Life, His Own"
Book Discussion
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By David Carr.

 

August 11, 2015
"The Hatbox Baby"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 pm at the Library Station.

Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. "The Hatbox Baby" by Carrie Brown.

 

August 11, 2015
"Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances"
Evening Book Discussion
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Neil Gaiman.

 

August 12, 2015
"The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Rachel Joyce.

 

August 12, 2015
"Remarkable Creatures"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By Tracy Chevalier.

 

August 13, 2015
"Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Therese Anne Fowler.

 

August 13, 2015
"A Farewell to Arms"
Classics Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway.

 

August 14, 2015
"The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Offsite.

Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son" by Pat Conroy.

 

August 18, 2015
"The Wives of Los Alamos"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By TaraShea Nesbit.

 

August 19, 2015
"The Book of Unknown Americans"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

By Cristina Henríquez.

 

August 20, 2015
"The Magician's Lie"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "The Magician's Lie" by Greer Macallister.

 

August 24, 2015
Reader's Choice
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Library Center.

Bring your favorite Civil War book to share with the group.

 

August 25, 2015
"An Unnecessary Woman"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Rabih Alameddine.

 

August 27, 2015
"Almost Midnight: An American Story of Murder and Redemption"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "Almost Midnight: An American Story of Murder and Redemption" by Michael Cuneo

 
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