All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

September 8, 2015
"People of the Book"
Book Discussion
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By Geraldine Brooks.

 

September 8, 2015
"A Proper Pursuit"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Library Station.

Dive deeper into the events at the World's Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair, as we discuss novels set in 1893. "A Proper Pursuit" by Lynn Austin.

 

September 9, 2015
"Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Karen Abbott.

 

September 9, 2015
"Silas Marner"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By George Eliot.

 

September 10, 2015
"The Secret Keeper"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Kate Morton.

 

September 10, 2015
"1984"
Classics Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "1984" by George Orwell

 

September 11, 2015
"Me Before You"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Offsite.

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. "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes.

 

September 12, 2015
"A Fifty-year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France"
The Bookies
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Miranda Richmond Mouillot

 

September 12, 2015
"Aya: Life in Yop City"
Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
1:30 pm at the 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. "Aya: Life in Yop City" by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie.

 

September 12, 2015
"Between the World and Me"
Twentysomethings Book Discussion
6:00 pm at the Offsite.

Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

September 15, 2015
"Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Erik Larson.

 

September 15, 2015
"The Bone Clocks"
Evening Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By David Mitchell.

 

September 15, 2015
"The Painted Veil"
Books You Always Meant to Read
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By W. Somerset Maugham.

 

September 16, 2015
"The Life and Death of Sophie Stark"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

By Anna North.

 

September 17, 2015
"Fahrenheit 451"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every third Wednesday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury.

 

September 22, 2015
"Kafka on the Shore"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Haruki Murakami.

 

September 24, 2015
"I Shall Be Near to You"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "I Shall Be Near to You" by Erin Lindsay McCabe.

 

September 28, 2015
"Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee"
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Michael Korda.

 

October 1, 2015
"The Crane Wife"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Patrick Ness.

 

October 1, 2015
"The Secret Life of Violet Grant"
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By Beatriz Williams. Refreshments will be served.

 

October 8, 2015
"Orphan Train"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Christina Baker Kline.

 

October 8, 2015
"Rebecca"
Classics Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier.

 

October 9, 2015
"The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Offsite.

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. "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" by Wes Moore. In conjunction with Missouri State University’s Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.

 

October 10, 2015
"The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates"
Common Reader Book Discussion
10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Republic Branch Library.

By Wes Moore. In conjunction with Missouri State University’s Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.

 

October 10, 2015
"Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West"
The Bookies
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Gregory Maguire.

 

October 10, 2015
"Luna Park"
Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
1:30 pm at the 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. "Luna Park" by Kevin Baker, Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart and Jared K. Fletcher.

 

October 10, 2015
"Franny and Zooey"
Twentysomethings Book Discussion
6:00 pm at the Offsite.

Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger

 

October 13, 2015
"The Shoemaker's Wife"
Book Discussion
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By Adriana Trigiani.

 

October 13, 2015
"Bettyville: A Memoir"
Evening Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By George Hodgman.

 

October 13, 2015
"Tiffany Girl"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Library Station.

Dive deeper into the events at the World's Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair, as we discuss novels set in 1893. "Tiffany Girl" by Deeanne Gist.

 

October 14, 2015
"City of Thieves"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By David Benioff.

 

October 14, 2015
"In Broad Daylight"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By Harry N. MacLean.

 

October 15, 2015
"Euphoria"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every third Wednesday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Euphoria" by Lily King.

 

October 20, 2015
"Julia's Chocolates"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Cathy Lamb.

 

October 20, 2015
"Frankenstein"
Books You Always Meant to Read
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By Mary Shelley.

 

October 21, 2015
"Saint Mazie"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

By Jami Attenberg.

 

October 22, 2015
"Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

By Cheryl Strayed.

 

October 27, 2015
"The Picture of Dorian Gray"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Oscar Wilde.

 

November 4, 2015
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Jonathan Safran Foer.

 

November 5, 2015
"Etta and Otto and Russell and James"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Emma Hooper.

 

November 5, 2015
"The Martian"
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By Andy Weir. Refreshments will be served.

 

November 10, 2015
"The Thirteenth Tale"
Book Discussion
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By Diane Setterfield.

 

November 10, 2015
"Secrets of Sloane House"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Library Station.

Dive deeper into the events at the World's Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair, as we discuss novels set in 1893. "Secrets of Sloane House" by Shelley Gray.

 

November 12, 2015
"The Paris Architect"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Charles Belfoure.

 

November 12, 2015
"Go Tell It on the Mountain"
Classics Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" by James Baldwin.

 

November 13, 2015
"The Maid's Version"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Offsite.

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. "The Maid's Version" by Daniel Woodrell.

 

November 14, 2015
"The Thirteenth Tale"
The Bookies
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Diane Setterfield.

 

November 14, 2015
"Wake Up, Percy Gloom!"
Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
1:30 pm at the 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. "Wake Up, Percy Gloom!" by Cathy Malkasian.

 

November 14, 2015
"The Road"
Twentysomethings Book Discussion
6:00 pm at the Offsite.

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

 

November 17, 2015
"The Race for Paris"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Meg Waite Clayton.

 

November 17, 2015
"The Life We Bury"
Evening Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Allen Eskens.

 

November 17, 2015
"The House of Mirth"
Books You Always Meant to Read
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By Edith Wharton.

 

November 18, 2015
"God Help the Child"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By Toni Morrison.

 

November 18, 2015
"The Round House"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

By Louise Erdrich.

 

November 19, 2015
"Kabul Beauty School"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every third Wednesday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Kabul Beauty School" by Deborah Rodriguez.

 

November 24, 2015
"Euphoria"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Lily King.

 

November 30, 2015
"Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America"
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Andrew Ferguson.

 
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