Book Discussions

Our book discussions give you a chance to read and discuss books with other passionate book lovers. We provide the book, you provide the insights.

Upcoming Events

LitLounge--Litera-cheer!: Online Event

Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 7:30 pm

Join us as we discuss your favorite books (and TV shows, movies, and podcasts) of 2023.

Article Discussion: Troubled Treasures and Returning a Necklace to Nepal

Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 7:00 pm

Library staff facilitate a discussion of a thought-provoking article.

Talking Books Discussion Group: Remarkably Bright Creatures

Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 1:30 pm

Shelby Van Pelt's novel follows a widow's unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium and the truths she finally uncovers about her son's disappearance.

Genres on My Mind--2023 Books We Loved: Online Event

Thursday, December 28, 2023, 2:00 pm

Chat on Instagram Live with Rummanah and Amber. We will look back at 2023 and discuss our favorite books from this year.

LitLounge--Last Call: Online Event

Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 7:30 pm

Journalist Elon Green digs deep into the Last Call Killer and the decades-long chase to find him, while also painting a portrait of the victims and a vibrant, queer community.

Speculating about Our AI Future: Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells--Online Event

Thursday, January 11, 2024, 7:00 pm

This panel discussion features three best-selling science fiction writers: Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells.

Talking Books Discussion Group: The Art Thief

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 1:30 pm

A riveting story of art, crime, love, and an insatiable hunger to possess beauty at any cost, told by author Michael Finkel.

Genres on My Mind--Books We Can't Wait to Read: Online Event

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 2:00 pm

Chat on Instagram Live with Amber and Rummanah who will discuss their most anticipated reads for 2024.

ELL Literacy Circle

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 10:00 am

Have you ever wanted to be part of a library book discussion group, but you worried that your English language skills were not strong enough?

Article Discussion: The Ones We Sent Away

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 7:00 pm

Library staff facilitate a discussion of a thought-provoking article.

LitLounge--Kindred: Online Event

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 7:30 pm

Octavia E. Butler's time traveling masterpiece follows Dana James, a young Black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South.

Talking Books Discussion Group: Black Cake

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 1:30 pm

Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history.

Pages through History: Agent Josephine--American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 7:00 pm

Author Damien Lewis tells the story of Josephine Baker, the dancer from St. Louis who became Paris’s greatest vedette, and who risked everything for her adopted country.

Genres on My Mind--Mysteries: Online Event

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 2:00 pm

Calling all slueths! Amy and Rummanah will uncover their love for the mystery genre.