BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Thursday, May 5, 2016
"Bettyville" by George Hodgman. Due to anticipated library renovation, this event will take place in Mercy's C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center community room, 2055 S. Fremont Ave.
Evening Book Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016
"Room" by Emma Donoghue
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016
"Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson.
Current Issues Book Discussion
2 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss books about some of the most pressing issues of our time.

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
"Fingers of Fear" by J.U. Nicolson
Donuts & Death
6 p.m. at Offsite

Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. At Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West.

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
"After the Fog" by Kathleen Shoop
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
"A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
"When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II" by Molly Guptill Manning
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016
"Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016
"Under the Net" by Iris Murdoch
Classics Book Discussion
6 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Tackle the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time.

 

Friday, May 13, 2016
"Lone Survivors: How We Came to be the Only Humans on Earth" by Chris Stringer. Dr. Erin Kenny, professor of anthropology at Drury University, will lead this discussion. An Exploring Human Origins 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.

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016
"In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains" by James Hewitt
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016
"The Art of Memoir" by Mary Karr
Twentysomethings Book Discussion
6-8 p.m. at Offsite

Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St.

 

Monday, May 16, 2016
"Breakfast of Champions" by Kurt Vonnegut
Postmodern Reading Circle
7 p.m. at Offsite

Are you a fan of the weird stuff? Discuss a genre-defying novel over a coffee, tea or beer at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square.

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
"Sula" by Toni Morrison
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016
"Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail" by Ben Montgomery
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at South Side Senior Center

We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave.

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016
"The Weight of Blood" by Laura McHugh
Books & Brew
4 p.m. at Offsite

Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss representations of Missouri history and culture in popular fiction and nonfiction at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave.

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016
"The Liar's Club" by Mary Karr
Blue-collar Books
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

Discuss the portrayal of working-class lives in poetry and prose.

 

Monday, May 23, 2016
"The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been" by Roger L. Ransom
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
"Fortune Smiles" by Adam Johnson. Due to aniticipated library renovation, this discussion will take place at the Van K. Smith Community Health Library, located in the C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center, 2055 S. Fremont Ave.
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016
"Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth" by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

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