BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Monday, March 27, 2017
"Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War" edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
"The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson
Coffee & Crime
6 p.m. at Strafford Branch Library

Our spring series will focus on true crimes involving missing people and will explore the answered and unanswered questions unique to missing person cases. Sip coffee and discuss the book along with podcasts or documentaries related to each title.

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017
"Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. A One Read 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.

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
"Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. A One Read event
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.

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
"The Other" by Thomas Tryon
Donuts & Death
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West

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

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
"Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. A One Read event
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017
"Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear" by Lindsay Mattick. A One Read event.
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
"Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. A One Read event
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
"Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. A One Read event
Doughboys & Donuts
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 1111 E. Republic Rd. #164

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

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017
"Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity" by Emily Matchar
Books & Brew
6 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave.

Enjoy a cold glass of beer while we discuss books about American culture.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
"The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus" by John Glatt
Coffee & Crime
6 p.m. at Strafford Branch Library

Our spring series will focus on true crimes involving missing people and will explore the answered and unanswered questions unique to missing person cases. Sip coffee and discuss the book along with podcasts or documentaries related to each title.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
"Bridge Ladies" by Betsy Lerner
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

 

Friday, April 28, 2017
"Pretty Deadly," It's Kelly Sue Deconnick Night: "Bitch Planet," "Captain Marvel," "Ghost" and "Prometheus"
Fourth Friday Fandoms at the Comic Cave
5:30-7 p.m. at The Comic Cave, 1316 E. Battlefield

It's a great time to be a comic fan in Springfield! Join other comic enthusiasts for monthly discussions about all of the excellent books being published locally and nationally. A LibraryCon event.

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
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, May 9, 2017
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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.

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
"House of Penance" by Peter J. Tomasi
Donuts & Death
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West

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

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
"My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017
"Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail" by Ben Montgomery
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
"Thursdays at Coconuts" by Beth Carter. The author will join us for the discussion and books will be available for purchase and signing
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
"All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque
Doughboys & Donuts
6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 1111 E. Republic Rd. #164

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

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017
"The Secret History of Wonder Woman" by Jill LePore
Books & Brew
6 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave.

Enjoy a cold glass of beer while we discuss books about American culture.

 

Monday, May 22, 2017
"The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War" by Victoria E. Bynum
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017
"A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

 

Friday, May 26, 2017
"Ms. Marvel" by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
Fourth Friday Fandoms at the Comic Cave
5:30-7 p.m. at The Comic Cave, 1316 E. Battlefield

It's a great time to be a comic fan in Springfield! Join other comic enthusiasts for monthly discussions about all of the excellent books being published locally and nationally. A LibraryCon event.

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
"Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery" by Robert Kolker
Coffee & Crime
6 p.m. at Strafford Branch Library

Our spring series will focus on true crimes involving missing people and will explore the answered and unanswered questions unique to missing person cases. Sip coffee and discuss the book along with podcasts or documentaries related to each title.

 

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