Book Groups

All are welcome, no registration required. Books available at hosting libraries one month before discussion. To request your title online, log in to the library catalog.

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Southern Fiction

Mondays at 7 pm, Maze Branch Library
Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, this three-part discussion mini-series will satisfy your yearning with stories of history and bravery.

The Mysterious History Of England

Tuesdays at Noon, Maze Branch Library
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.

What's Cooking? 

Sundays at 2 PM, Maze Branch Library
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!
  • July 13 - Bon Appetit, August 2013. Our recipe choice: Quinoa Salad with Peaches and Pickled Onions
  • Aug. 10 - Bubby's Brunch Cookbook by Ron Silver. Our recipe choice: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Sept. 14 - Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express by Mark Bittman. Our recipe choice: Jerk Chicken

Brown Bag Book Group

Tuesdays at Noon, Dole Branch Library
A lunchtime mystery lover’s book group. Pack your own lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories.

Words On Wednesday

Wednesdays at 1 pm, Main Library Book Discussion Room
Read and discuss a variety of literary fiction and nonfiction titles, selected by Adult & Teen Services librarians for stimulating conversation.

Read & Reflect

Fridays at Noon, Dole Branch Library
Read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles, ripe for meaningful discussion.

Truth Is Stranger

Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, Maze Branch Library
Because sometimes the old adage “truth really is stranger than fiction” really rings true. Explore a well-curated selection of engaging true stories, sure to spur exciting discussion.

genre X

Tuesdays at 8 pm, off-site, various locations
A monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. For more, visit
  • July 22 - Night Film by Marisha Pessl at Piggyback Tavern, 410 Circle Ave., Forest Park
  • Aug. 26 - Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion, location to be announced
  • Sept. 23 - Blindness by Jose Saramago, location to be announced

Living Life Mindfully

Sundays at 2 pm, Dole Branch Library
Inspirational selections to inspire meaningful discussion