BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
"The Uninvited"
Book Discussion
5:30 p.m. at Willard Branch Library

By Cat Winters

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
"The Drowning Girl"
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.

By Caitlin Kiernan

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
"Mary Coin"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction.

By Marisa Silver

 

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

By Kate Mayfield

 

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

By Atul Gawande

 

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

By Tracy Chevalier

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016
"Invisible Man"
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.

By Ralph Ellison

 

Friday, February 12, 2016
"Life After Life"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at 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.

By Kate Atkinson

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016
"Sharp Objects"
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

By Gillian Flynn

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016
"The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer"
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.

By Sydney Padua

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016
"Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book"
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.

By Walker Percy

 

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

By Ilie Ruby

 

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

By Jane Austen

 

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

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016
"A Man Called Ove"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Offsite

We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave.

By Fredrik Backman

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016
"True North"
Blue-collar Books
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

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

By Jim Harrison

 

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

By S.K. Tremayne

 

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

Visit with others about the current read.

By Malala Yousafzai

 

Thursday, March 3, 2016
"Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

By David Rothenberg. Dr. Erin Kenny, professor of anthropology at Drury University, will facilitate the discussion. An Exploring Human Origins event.

 

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

By Joshua Hanagarne

 

Saturday, March 5, 2016
"Between the World and Me"
Current Issues Book Discussion
2 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

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

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
"The Woman in Black"
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.

By Susan Hill

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
"Girl Waits with Gun"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction.

By Amy Stewart

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
"The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics"
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

By Daniel James Brown

 

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

By William Shakespeare

 

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

By Kristin Hannah

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016
"To the Lighthouse"
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.

By Virginia Woolf

 

Friday, March 11, 2016
"After You"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at 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.

By Jojo Moyes.

 

Saturday, March 12, 2016
"Longbourn"
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

By Jo Baker

 

Saturday, March 12, 2016
"Fates and Furies"
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.

By Lauren Groff

 

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

By Paula McLain

 

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

By Oscar Wilde

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016
"The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Offsite

We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave.

By Gabrielle Zevin

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016
"Winter's Bone"
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.

By Daniel Woodrell

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016
"Rivethead"
Blue-collar Books
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

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

By Ben Hamper

 

Monday, March 21, 2016
"If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler"
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.

By Italo Calvino

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
"Jade Dragon Mountain"
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

By Elsa Hart

 

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

Visit with others about the current read.

By Jim Fergus

 

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

By Ian Michael Spurgeon

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
"$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America"
Current Issues Book Discussion
2 p.m. at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

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

By Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016
"True Grit"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

By Charles Portis. A Big Read event.

 

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

By Charles Portis. A Big Read event.

 

Friday, April 8, 2016
"True Grit"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at 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.

By Charles Portis. A Big Read event.

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016
"True Grit"
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

By Charles Portis. A Big Read event.

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016
"City on Fire"
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.

By Garth Risk Hallberg

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Big Read Book Discussion
5 p.m. at Strafford Branch Library

Join us for a discussion of this year's Big Read title, "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
"Gilded Needles"
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.

By Michael McDowell

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
"The Gilded Hour"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction.

By Sara Donati

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
"True Grit"
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

By Charles Portis. A Big Read event.

 

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

By Glendon Swarthout

 

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

By Daniel James Brown

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016
"Deliverance"
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.

By James Dickey

 

Monday, April 18, 2016
"The Things They Carried"
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.

By Tim O’Brien

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
"True Grit"
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

By Charles Portis. A Big Read event.

 

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

By Emily Bronte

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016
"True Grit"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Offsite

We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave.

By Charles Portis. A Big Read event.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016
"Gone Girl"
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.

By Gillian Flynn

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016
"The Circle"
Blue-collar Books
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

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

By Dave Eggers

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
"True Grit"
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

By Charles Portis. A Big Read event.

 

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

Visit with others about the current read.

By Debbie Rodriguez

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016
"Bettyville","Chub"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

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.

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016
"Room"
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 p.m. at Library Center

By Emma Donoghue

 

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"
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.

By J.U. Nicolson

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
"After the Fog"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction.

By Kathleen Shoop

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
"A Spool of Blue Thread"
Book Discussion
1 p.m. at Library Center

By Anne Tyler

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
"When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II"
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Fair Grove Branch Library

By Molly Guptill Manning

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016
"Mary Coin"
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Republic Branch Library

By Marisa Silver

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016
"Under the Net"
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.

By Iris Murdoch

 

Friday, May 13, 2016
"Lone Survivors: How We Came to be the Only Humans on Earth"
Northview Book Discussion
10:30 a.m. at 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.

By Chris Stringer. Dr. Erin Kenny, professor of anthropology at Drury University, will lead this discussion. An Exploring Human Origins event.

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016
"In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains"
The Bookies
1 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

By James Hewitt

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016
"The Art of Memoir"
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.

By Mary Karr

 

Monday, May 16, 2016
"Breakfast of Champions"
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.

By Kurt Vonnegut

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
"Sula"
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library

By Toni Morrison

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
"Their Eyes Were Watching God"
Books You Always Meant to Read
7 p.m. at Library Center

By Zora Neale Hurston

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016
"Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Offsite

We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave.

By Ben Montgomery

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016
"The Weight of Blood"
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.

By Laura McHugh

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016
"The Liar's Club"
Blue-collar Books
6:30 p.m. at Library Station

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

By Mary Karr

 

Monday, May 23, 2016
"The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been"
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7 p.m. at Library Center

By Roger L. Ransom

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
"Fortune Smiles","Chub"
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Brentwood Branch Library

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.

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016
"Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth"
Book Discussion
1:30 p.m. at Library Station

Visit with others about the current read.

By Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

 
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