BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
"The Body" by Stephen King
Summer Shorts
6 p.m. at Strafford Branch Library

Our summer book discussion series will focus on classic short stories that are sure to leave a lasting impression on the reader due to the challenging content explored in each story.

The Body jacket
 

Thursday, August 3, 2017
"In a Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware
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.

In a Dark, Dark Wood jacket
 

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Childhood favorites Childhood favorites
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

It's a B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book) summer. Bring a title from the month’s featured theme to share with the group. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
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 Underground Railroad jacket
 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
"The Last Days of Jack Sparks" by Jason Arnopp
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, August 9, 2017
"Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" by Atul Gawande
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End jacket
 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
"George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution" by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution jacket
 

Thursday, August 10, 2017
"Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

Before the Fall jacket
 

Thursday, August 10, 2017
"Crazy Love" by Leslie Morgan Steiner. Volunteer activity at Harmony House, 3404 E. Ridgeview St., 10a.m.-noon, Saturday, August 12
Book-to-Action Book Club
6 p.m. at Library Center

Interested in becoming more engaged in your community? Discuss an enlightening memoir, then improve your community and enrich lives by participating in a group volunteer project related to the book’s topic. Each discussion and activity pairing is limited to 10 participants.

Crazy Love jacket
 

Friday, August 11, 2017
"A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage St.

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.

A Man Called Ove jacket
 

Friday, August 11, 2017
"All Our Wrong Todays" by Elan Mastai
The Bookies
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

Discuss a lively mix of genres with others.

All Our Wrong Todays jacket
 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
"River Flow: New and Selected Poems" by David Whyte
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

River Flow: New and Selected Poems jacket
 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
"A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
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.

A Farewell to Arms jacket
 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

A classics book discussion.

Of Mice and Men jacket
 

Thursday, August 17, 2017
"Hair: A Human History" by Kurt Stenn
Books & Brew
6 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave.

Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss aspects of American culture.

Hair: A Human History jacket
 

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
 

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