BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Thursday, September 1, 2016
"Enrique's Journey" by Sonia Nazario. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader program. An MSU staff member will lead the discussion.
Evening Book Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. at

Due to library renovation, this event will take place in the C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center support group room, 2055 S. Fremont Ave., Mercy Hospital Campus.

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016
"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

 

Saturday, September 3, 2016
"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah
First Saturdays Book Discussion
2 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years.

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
"Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein
Parent & Child Book Discussion
5 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

Parents and children are invited to join us for a monthly discussion of classic stories and contemporary favorites that readers of all ages can enjoy.

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin
Dragons & Jetpacks
6 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss renowned science fiction and fantasy novels.

 

Friday, September 9, 2016
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at Northview Center

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.

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016
"To Be or Not to Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure" by Ryan North, William Shakespeare, and YOU
Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of genres with others.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
"The Birds" by Frank Baker
Donuts & Death
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company

Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts.

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
"The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
"Whistling Past the Graveyard" by Susan Crandall
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at South Side Senior Center

We meet every third Thursday of the month.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
"Enemy Women" by Paulette Jiles
Books & Brew
4 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company

Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss representations of Missouri history and culture in popular fiction and nonfiction.

 

Monday, September 19, 2016
"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" by Gabriel García Márquez
Postmodern Book Club
7 p.m. at The Coffee Ethic

Are you a fan of the weird stuff? Discuss a genre-defying novel over a coffee, tea or beer.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
"The House at the Edge of Night" by Catherine Banner
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
"The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Brontë
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

A classics book discussion.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
"Miller's Valley" by Anna Quindlen
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

Visit with others about the current read.

 

Monday, September 26, 2016
"Three Months in the Southern States: An Officer of the Coldstream Guards' Observations of the Confederate Army on Campaign During the American Civil War" by Arthur J. L. Fremantle
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Saturday, October 1, 2016
"Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" by Atul Gawande. A Death & Dying event.
First Saturdays Book Discussion
2 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years.

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
"Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story" by Mary Downing Hahn
Parent & Child Book Discussion
5 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

Parents and children are invited to join us for a monthly discussion of classic stories and contemporary favorites that readers of all ages can enjoy.

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016
"When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi. A Death & Dying event.
Evening Book Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. at

Due to library renovation, this event will take place in the C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center support group room, 2055 S. Fremont Ave., Mercy Hospital Campus.

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016
"Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast. A Death & Dying event.
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

 

Friday, October 7, 2016
"Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe" by J.W. Ocker
Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of genres with others.

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
"In a Glass Darkly" by Sheridan Le Fanu
Donuts & Death
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company

Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts.

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
"An Unnecessary Woman" by Rabih Alameddine
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016
"What She Knew" by Gilly Macmillan
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016
"The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick
Dragons & Jetpacks
6 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss renowned science fiction and fantasy novels.

 

Friday, October 14, 2016
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory" by Caitlin Doughty. A Death & Dying event.
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at Northview Center

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.

 

Monday, October 17, 2016
"Omensetter's Luck" by William Gass
Postmodern Book Club
7 p.m. at The Coffee Ethic

Are you a fan of the weird stuff? Discuss a genre-defying novel over a coffee, tea or beer.

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
"Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty" by Ramona Ausubel
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
"The Painted Veil" by W. Somerset Maugham
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

A classics book discussion.

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016
"The Lake House" by Kate Morton
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at South Side Senior Center

We meet every third Thursday of the month.

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016
"Mrs. Bridge" by Evan S. Connell
Books & Brew
4 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company

Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss representations of Missouri history and culture in popular fiction and nonfiction.

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
"Napkin Notes: Make Lunch Meaningful, Life will Follow" by Garth Callaghan. A Death & Dying event.
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

Visit with others about the current read.

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl
Parent & Child Book Discussion
5 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

Parents and children are invited to join us for a monthly discussion of classic stories and contemporary favorites that readers of all ages can enjoy.

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016
"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain
Evening Book Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. at

Due to library renovation, this event will take place in the C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center support group room, 2055 S. Fremont Ave., Mercy Hospital Campus.

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016
"The Last Policeman" by Ben H. Winters
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

 

Friday, November 4, 2016
"Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier. This event will take place on the first Friday of November due to Veterans Day.
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at Northview Center

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.

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016
"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins
First Saturdays Book Discussion
2 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years.

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
"Blood Rubies" by Michael McDowell
Donuts & Death
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company

Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts.

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
"The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" by David McCullough
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016
"City of Thieves" by David Benioff
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016
"Who Fears Death" by Nnedi Okorafor
Dragons & Jetpacks
6 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss renowned science fiction and fantasy novels.

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
"And West is West" by Ron Childress
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
"Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

A classics book discussion.

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016
"Strength in What Remains" by Tracy Kidder
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at South Side Senior Center

We meet every third Thursday of the month.

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016
"Private Life" by Jane Smiley
Books & Brew
4 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company

Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss representations of Missouri history and culture in popular fiction and nonfiction.

 

Friday, November 18, 2016
"Eligible" by Curtis Sittenfeld
Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of genres with others.

 

Monday, November 21, 2016
"Kindred" by Octavia Butler
Postmodern Book Club
7 p.m. at The Coffee Ethic

Are you a fan of the weird stuff? Discuss a genre-defying novel over a coffee, tea or beer.

 

Monday, November 28, 2016
"The Border Between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line" by Jeremy Neely
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7 p.m. at Library Center

 
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