As a follow-up to the screening and community discussion of "American Promise," join us to discuss the companion book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life, at the Main Library on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 pm. Learn more.

  • All are welcome, no registration required. Books available at hosting libraries one month before discussion.
  • To find specific titles, dates and locations, view our calendar, then click on the event type "Book Group"
  • To request your title online, log in to the library catalog.
  • Looking for suggestions of great book group ereads? Check out our custom 3M Cloud Library Bookshelf of local Book Group Favorites.

What's Cooking

Maze Branch, certain Sundays at 2pm

A cookbook book discussion: Try two recipes at home (our choice, plus one of yours). Then meet, discuss and enjoy a potluck of tasty treats!

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully

Dole Branch

Inspirational selections to inspire meaningful discussion

The Mysterious History of England

Maze Branch, certain Tuesdays at noon

Explore the history of England through Mysteries; a different time period and detective will be featured each month in 2014. Bring your lunch and meet to discuss.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 12:00pm
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Brown Bag

Dole Branch, certain Tuesdays at noon

A lunchtime mystery lover’s book group. Pack your own lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:00pm
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

The Lives They Lived

Maze Branch, certain Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

Gain insight into the world of extraordinary individuals, and perhaps our own existence and the human condition at large.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

genre X

Fat Duck Tavern & Grill, Forest Park, fourth Tuesdays at 8 pm

An offsite monthly book discussion. Learn more at genre-x.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fat Duck - Forest Park

Words on Wednesday

Main Library, certain Wednesdays at 1 pm

Read and discuss fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult & Teen Services librarians for stimulating conversation.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:00pm
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Read & Reflect

Dole Branch, certain Fridays at noon

Read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles, ripe for meaningful discussion.

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
Meeting Room - Dole Branch