BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
"The Undertaker's Daughter" by Kate Mayfield
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
"Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016
"Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016
"Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison
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, February 12, 2016
"Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson
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, February 13, 2016
"Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016
"The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer" by Sydney Padua
Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
1:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world.

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016
"Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book" by Walker Percy
Twentysomethings Book Discussion
6 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.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
"The Language of Trees" by Ilie Ruby
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
"Persuasion" by Jane Austen
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Book Discussion
12:30 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016
"A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
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, February 18, 2016
"True North" by Jim Harrison
Blue-collar Books
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

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

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
"The Ice Twins" by S.K. Tremayne
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016
"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

Visit with others about the current read.

 

Thursday, March 3, 2016
"Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution" by David Rothenberg. Dr. Erin Kenny, professor of anthropology at Drury University, will facilitate the discussion. An Exploring Human Origins event.
Evening Book Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

 

Thursday, March 3, 2016
"The World's Strongest Librarian" by Joshua Hanagarne
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

 

Saturday, March 5, 2016
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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, March 8, 2016
"The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill
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, March 8, 2016
"Girl Waits with Gun" by Amy Stewart
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, March 9, 2016
"The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
"The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016
"Home Front" by Kristin Hannah
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016
"To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf
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, March 11, 2016
"After You" by Jojo Moyes.
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, March 12, 2016
"Longbourn" by Jo Baker
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Saturday, March 12, 2016
"Fates and Furies" by Lauren Groff
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.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
"Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016
"The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin
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, March 17, 2016
"Winter's Bone" by Daniel Woodrell
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, March 17, 2016
"Rivethead" by Ben Hamper
Blue-collar Books
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

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

 

Monday, March 21, 2016
"If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler" by Italo Calvino
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, March 22, 2016
"Jade Dragon Mountain" by Elsa Hart
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

 

Thursday, March 24, 2016
"One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" by Jim Fergus
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

Visit with others about the current read.

 

Monday, March 28, 2016
"Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit" by Ian Michael Spurgeon
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
"$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America" by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer
Current Issues Book Discussion
2 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

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

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016
"True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event.
Evening Book Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016
"True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event.
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

 

Friday, April 8, 2016
"True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read 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, April 9, 2016
"True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event.
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016
"City on Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg
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.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Join us for a discussion of this year's Big Read title, "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event.
Big Read Book Discussion
5 p.m. at Strafford Branch Library

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
"Gilded Needles" by Michael McDowell
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, April 12, 2016
"The Gilded Hour" by Sara Donati
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, April 13, 2016
"True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event.
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
"The Homesman" by Glendon Swarthout
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016
"The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016
"Deliverance" by James Dickey
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, April 18, 2016
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien
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, April 19, 2016
"True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event.
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016
"True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event.
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, April 21, 2016
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn
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, April 21, 2016
"The Circle" by Dave Eggers
Blue-collar Books
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

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

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
"True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event.
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016
"Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil" by Debbie Rodriguez
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

Visit with others about the current read.

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016
"Bettyville","Chub" 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","Chub" 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

Visit with others about the current read.

 
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