All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 30, Memorial Day.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
"Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell
Parent & Child Book Discussion
5 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

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

 

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Historical Fiction Historical Fiction
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

Bring Your Own Book (BYOB). Bring a title from the month's featured theme to share with the group. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016
"No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State" by Glenn Greenwald
Current Issues Book Discussion
2 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

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

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
"Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
"Sometimes a Great Notion" by Ken Kesey
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016
"The Mountain Story" by Lori Lansens
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016
"As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner
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, June 10, 2016
"Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult
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, June 11, 2016
"It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History" by Jennifer Wright
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of fiction genres with others.

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
"Killer in the Ozarks" by H.W. Jackson
Ozarks History Book Discussion
5:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

Experience the early years of the Missouri Ozarks through works of fiction and nonfiction.

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016
"Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson
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, June 16, 2016
"Stoner" by John Williams
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.

 

Monday, June 20, 2016
"Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
Postmodern Book Club
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, June 21, 2016
"Epitaph" by Mary Doria Russell
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
"Tender is the Night" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

A classics book discussion.

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016
"The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story" by Lily Koppel
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

 

Saturday, July 2, 2016
"Isis: Inside the Army of Terror" by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan
Current Issues Book Discussion
2 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

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

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
"Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen
Parent & Child Book Discussion
5 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

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

 

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Young Adult Young Adult
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

Bring Your Own Book (BYOB). Bring a title from the month's featured theme to share with the group. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Friday, July 8, 2016
"The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski
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, July 9, 2016
"Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of fiction genres with others.

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
"Blood Silver: The Yocum Dollar" by Woody P. Snow
Ozarks History Book Discussion
5:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

Experience the early years of the Missouri Ozarks through works of fiction and nonfiction.

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
"1776" by David McCullough
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
"The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel Brown
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, July 14, 2016
"Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, July 14, 2016
"The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale" by Joseph Conrad
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.

 

Monday, July 18, 2016
"The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera
Postmodern Book Club
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, July 19, 2016
"Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
"Far from the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

A classics book discussion.

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016
"The Good Luck of Right Now" by Matthew Quick
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, July 21, 2016
"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams
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.

 

Monday, July 25, 2016
"Ride With The Devil," Watch the feature film rated R, based on the Civil War novel, "Woe to Live On" by Daniel Woodrell.
Civil War Book Discussion Group
6:30-9 p.m. at Library Center

 

Thursday, July 28, 2016
"Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War" by Karen Abbott
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
"Holes" by Louis Sachar
Parent & Child Book Discussion
5 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

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

 

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Gathering Dust (a book you've always meant to read) Gathering Dust (a book you've always meant to read)
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

Bring Your Own Book (BYOB). Bring a title from the month's featured theme to share with the group. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Saturday, August 6, 2016
"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert
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, August 9, 2016
"Confederate Girlhoods: A Women's History of Early Springfield, Missouri: The Selected Memoirs, Correspondence, and Literature of the Campbell-McCammon family, as preserved in the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County" edited by Craig A. Meyer
Ozarks History Book Discussion
5:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

Experience the early years of the Missouri Ozarks through works of fiction and nonfiction.

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
"At the Water's Edge" by Sara Gruen
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
"Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books" by Azar Nafisi
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, August 11, 2016
"The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" by Wes Moore
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, August 11, 2016
"Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys
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, August 12, 2016
"Everybody Rise" by Stephanie Clifford
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, August 13, 2016
"The Girl You Left Behind" by Jojo Moyes
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of fiction genres with others.

 

Monday, August 15, 2016
"Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Haruki Murakami
Postmodern Book Club
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, August 16, 2016
"Medicine Walk" by Richard Wagamese
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

A classics book discussion.

 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
"Notes from a Small Island" by Bill Bryson
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, August 18, 2016
"Pudd’nhead Wilson" by Mark Twain
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.

 

Monday, August 22, 2016
Bring your favorite Civil War book to discuss. Bring your favorite Civil War book to discuss.
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Thursday, August 25, 2016
"The Swans of Fifth Avenue" by Melanie Benjamin
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

 
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