BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Thursday, August 24, 2017
"Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

Lilac Girls jacket
 

Thursday, August 24, 2017
"Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?" by Ethan Brown
My Favorite Crime Book Club
6 p.m. at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square

Do you have a "favorite" serial killer? Are you fascinated by forensics? This true crime book discussion is for you.

Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8? jacket
 

Thursday, September 7, 2017
"The American Heiress" by Daisy Goodwin
British Literature Book Club
1:30 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss books written by British authors. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

The American Heiress jacket
 

Thursday, September 7, 2017
"Serena" by Ron Rash. In the Benway Room
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Serena jacket
 

Friday, September 8, 2017
"Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett
Northview Center Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage St.

Join us at the Northview Center in Doling Park for this library-sponsored book group just for seniors.

Commonwealth jacket
 

Friday, September 8, 2017
"Girl Waits With Gun" by Amy Stewart
Bookies
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of genres with others.

Girl Waits With Gun jacket
 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
Center City Book Club
1:30 p.m. at Tea Bar & Bites, 621 S. Pickwick Ave.

Perk up your week with friendly conversation in a cozy atmosphere.

Homegoing jacket
 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
"Swing Time" by Zadie Smith
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 p.m. at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Swing Time jacket
 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
"The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman
Book Discussion
1-2:30 p.m. at Library Center

The Light Between Oceans jacket
 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
"The Time it Never Rained" by Elmer Kelton
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

The Time it Never Rained jacket
 

Thursday, September 14, 2017
"Britt Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

Britt Marie Was Here jacket
 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
"Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Dandelion Wine jacket
 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
"Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder" by Evelyn Waugh
Doughboys & Donuts
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 1111 E. Republic Road #164

Discuss the lives of fictional WWI men and women while enjoying doughnuts, a favorite wartime treat.

Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder jacket
 

Thursday, September 21, 2017
"Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave.

Liven up your afternoon by joining friends and library staff to talk about the monthly book selection.

Leaving Time jacket
 

Thursday, September 28, 2017
"We Were the Lucky Ones" by Georgia Hunter
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

We Were the Lucky Ones jacket
 

Thursday, October 5, 2017
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte
British Literature Book Club
1:30 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss books written by British authors. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Wuthering Heights jacket
 

Thursday, October 5, 2017
"Horrorstör" by Grady Hendrix. An Oh, The Horror event
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Horrorstör jacket
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
"The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities" by Will Allen. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader Program. An MSU staff member will lead the discussion
Center City Book Club
1:30 p.m. at Tea Bar & Bites, 621 S. Pickwick Ave.

Perk up your week with friendly conversation in a cozy atmosphere.

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities jacket
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
"The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 p.m. at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

The Talented Mr. Ripley jacket
 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
"The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware
Book Discussion
1-2:30 p.m. at Library Center

The Woman in Cabin 10 jacket
 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
"One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" by Jim Fergus
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd jacket
 

Thursday, October 12, 2017
"The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

The Husband's Secret jacket
 

Friday, October 13, 2017
"Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West" by Tom Clavin
Northview Center Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage St.

Join us at the Northview Center in Doling Park for this library-sponsored book group just for seniors.

Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West jacket
 

Friday, October 13, 2017
"House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski
Bookies
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of genres with others.

House of Leaves jacket
 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
"Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Magpie Murders jacket
 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
"Brimstone" by Cherie Priest
Doughboys & Donuts
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 1111 E. Republic Road #164

Discuss the lives of fictional WWI men and women while enjoying doughnuts, a favorite wartime treat.

Brimstone jacket
 

Thursday, October 19, 2017
"The Maid's Version" by Daniel Woodrell
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave.

Liven up your afternoon by joining friends and library staff to talk about the monthly book selection.

The Maid's Version jacket
 

Saturday, October 21, 2017
"My Best Friend's Exorcism" has been called "an unholy hybrid of 'Beaches' and 'The Exorcist.'" Join author Grady Hendrix and the Donuts & Death Book Discussion crew for a Q&A full of 80s nostalgia and stories of demonic possession. Hurts Donuts will be provided. An Oh, The Horror event.
Donuts & Death Q&A with Grady Hendrix
3 p.m. at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

My Best Friend's Exorcism jacket
 

Thursday, October 26, 2017
"The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

The Invention of Wings jacket
 

Thursday, November 2, 2017
"Elizabeth is Missing" by Emma Healey
British Literature Book Club
1:30 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Discuss books written by British authors. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Elizabeth is Missing jacket
 

Thursday, November 2, 2017
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

The Underground Railroad jacket
 

Friday, November 3, 2017
"Another Brooklyn" by Jacqueline Woodson
Northview Center Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage St.

Join us at the Northview Center in Doling Park for this library-sponsored book group just for seniors.

Another Brooklyn jacket
 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
"Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders
Book Discussion
1-2:30 p.m. at Library Center

Lincoln in the Bardo jacket
 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
"Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption" by Nancy Mullane
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption jacket
 

Thursday, November 9, 2017
"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society jacket
 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
"The Keeper of Lost Things" by Ruth Hogan
Center City Book Club
1:30 p.m. at Tea Bar & Bites, 621 S. Pickwick Ave.

Perk up your week with friendly conversation in a cozy atmosphere.

The Keeper of Lost Things jacket
 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
"People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 p.m. at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

People of the Book jacket
 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
"The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave.

Liven up your afternoon by joining friends and library staff to talk about the monthly book selection.

The Rosie Project jacket
 

Friday, November 17, 2017
"The Dinner" by Herman Koch
Bookies
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of genres with others.

The Dinner jacket
 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
"Dadland" by Keggie Carew
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Dadland jacket
 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
"Regeneration" by Pat Barker
Doughboys & Donuts
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 1111 E. Republic Road #164

Discuss the lives of fictional WWI men and women while enjoying doughnuts, a favorite wartime treat.

Regeneration jacket
 

Thursday, November 30, 2017
"2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas" by Marie-Helene Bertino
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas jacket
 

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