BOOK DISCUSSIONS

August 6, 2015
"Some Luck"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Jane Smiley.

 

August 6, 2015
Reader's Choice
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Science Fiction. Bring a science fiction title to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

 

August 8, 2015
"Bluesman: A Twelve-Bar Graphic Novel"
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. "Bluesman: A Twelve-Bar Graphic Novel" by Rob Vollmar and Pablo G. Callejo.

 

August 11, 2015
"The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Day of His Life, His Own"
Book Discussion
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By David Carr.

 

August 11, 2015
"The Elementals"
Donuts and Death
6:00 pm at the 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. "The Elementals" by Michael McDowell.

 

August 11, 2015
"The Hatbox Baby"
Fact and Fiction Book Discussion
6:30 pm at the Library Station.

Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. "The Hatbox Baby" by Carrie Brown.

 

August 11, 2015
"Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances"
Evening Book Discussion
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Neil Gaiman.

 

August 12, 2015
"The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Rachel Joyce.

 

August 12, 2015
"Remarkable Creatures"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By Tracy Chevalier.

 

August 13, 2015
"Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Therese Anne Fowler.

 

August 13, 2015
"A Farewell to Arms"
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. "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway.

 

August 14, 2015
"The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son"
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 Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son" by Pat Conroy.

 

August 15, 2015
"Orphan Train"
The Bookies
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Christina Baker Kline.

 

August 18, 2015
"The Wives of Los Alamos"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By TaraShea Nesbit.

 

August 19, 2015
"The Book of Unknown Americans"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

By Cristina Henríquez.

 

August 20, 2015
"The Magician's Lie"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "The Magician's Lie" by Greer Macallister.

 

August 24, 2015
Reader's Choice
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Library Center.

Bring your favorite Civil War book to share with the group.

 

August 25, 2015
"An Unnecessary Woman"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Rabih Alameddine.

 

August 27, 2015
"Almost Midnight: An American Story of Murder and Redemption"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "Almost Midnight: An American Story of Murder and Redemption" by Michael Cuneo

 

September 3, 2015
"The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

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

 

September 3, 2015
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By Rebecca Skloot. Refreshments will be served.

 

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 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 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 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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