DPL Book Clubs - 2014 Schedule


Online Book Clubs

Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday we start new books. Sign up and start reading.

Book Club Resources

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  • Literature Resource Center: Biographical, bibliographical, and critical content. Find literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. Great for book clubs and homework. Search Tips (PDF).
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  • NoveList: Find new fiction titles to read. Search by favorite author, title or series and find similar titles, reviews and reading group guides.

Book Clubs for Kids and Teens

Find book clubs for kids and teens on our WonderWeb (kids) and Evolver (teens) websites.

Central Library

Downtown Bookies Book Club

Second Tuesday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. Level 4 Rockwell Room. Fiction and nonfiction discussion. Everyone welcome, no registration necessary.

January 13 Kim by Rudyard Kipling
February 10 Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
March 10 The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
April 14 The Children Act by Ian McEwan
May 12 A Guide To Being Born by Ramona Ausubel
June 9 The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
July 14 The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown
August 11 Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
September 8 Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon
October 13 The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
November 10 Meeting to select 2016 titles.
December 8
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Burnham Hoyt Room's Thursday Afternoon Book Group

Second Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Level 1 Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room. Everyone welcome, no registration necessary.

January 8 Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson

The Latin American Book Club

Meets every third Sunday from 1:30 - 2:30 on Level 5 in the Tenth Mountain Room.

December 21 The President by Miguel Angel Asturias
January 18 Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (Mexico)
February 15 Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig (Argentina)
March 15 The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia)
April 19 The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector (Brazil)
May 17 The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz (Mexico)
June 21 The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño (Chile)
July 19 Dirty Havana Trilogy - Trilogía sucia de La Habana by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez (Cuba)
August 16 The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (Chile)
September 20 The Crystal Frontier: A Novel in Nine Stories by Carlos Fuentes (Mexico)
October 18 Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra (Chile)
November 15 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez (Columbia)
December 20 Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas (Cuba)

Bear Valley Branch Library

Bear Valley Mystery Book Club

Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8 p.m. except November and December. Add a little more MYSTERY to your life. Join us for refreshments, lively discussion, share your favorite titles and authors, catch up on new releases and other MYSTERY news. Contact Bobbi Jones at 720-865-0975 or bjones@denverlibrary.org for more information.

December 18
(3rd Thursday)
Death of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton
Annual book exchange. Bring a gift-wrapped used book to give away.
January 22 The Alienist by Caleb Carr
February 26 The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
March 26 The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
April 23 Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
May 28 The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
June 25 Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina
July 23 A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
Featuring a viewing of the film: The Mask of Dimitrios at 5 p.m.
August 27 When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
September 24 Holy Orders: A Quirke Novel by Benjamin Black
October 22 Kinsey and Me: Stories by Sue Grafton
November 19
(3rd Thursday)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
December 17
(3rd Thursday)
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Annual book exchange. Bring a gift-wrapped used book to give away.

Saturday Morning Book Club

Second Saturday every other month, 10 - 11 a.m. Start your weekend by joining us for a cup of coffee and a lively discussion.

January 10 Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas
March 14 Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd
May 9 Neverhome by Laird Hunt
July 11 The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
September 12 Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe
November 14 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library

Between the Covers Book Club

This long-time book discussion group is led by Patty Lorie and Gracie Batt and is held every third Tuesday from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Please call the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library for further information and book list. 720-856-0120.

Eugene Field Branch Library

Second Saturday Book Club

Join us the second Saturday of each month, 2 - 3:30 p.m., for our Topical Book Club! We select the topic, you choose your book, OR read what the library staffer is reading! Be ready to share why you loved or hated your book! No registration is necessary. Please call 720-865-0240 for more information.

January 10 Topic: Winter Fiction
Staff Choice: The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
February 14 Topic: New York Culture
Staff Choice: The Village by John Strausbaugh
March 14 Topic: Graphic Novels
Staff Choice: Saga 1-3 by Brian K. Vaughan

Schlessman Family Branch Library

Book Chat

First and third Thursdays of each month, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Do you find yourself asking people about what they are reading? Do you love talking to people about books, poems, and essays? Then this is the group for you! We'll share tea, snacks and talk about what each of us is reading these days. Just sit and listen — or share!

Smiley Branch Library

Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club

Fourth Saturday of each month, 1 - 3 p.m., Basement Community Room. We welcome any book lover interested in reading English-language works by Latina and Latino authors. For more information on the book club titles, visit the Las Comadres Para Las Americas website.

Ross-University Hills Branch Library

Thursday Evening Book Club

Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:45 - 8 p.m. except where noted. This was formerly known as the Monday Evening Book Club.

January 22 The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Classic)
February 26 Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt (Biography)
March 26 1984 by George Orwell (Dystopian Science Fiction)
April 23 Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo (Non-Fiction)
May 28 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Humor)
June 25 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Short Stories)
July 23 Jar City: A Reykjavik Thriller by Arnaldur Indriðason (International author)
August 27 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Man-Booker Prize)
September 24 The Complaints by Ian Rankin (Mystery)
October 22 Mice by Gordon Reece (Debut Novel)
November 19
(*3rd Thursday)
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (Contemporary Fiction)
*Note date change due to holiday
December No Meeting

Books ‘N Brown Bag Book Club

First Friday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

January 9
(2nd Friday)
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
PLEASE NOTE: Date change due to the holiday.
February 6 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
March 6 Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
April 10
(2nd Friday)
The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar
May 1 The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston, with Mario Spezi
June 5 Traveling Light by Andrea Thalasinos
July 10
(2nd Friday)
The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
PLEASE NOTE: Date change due to the holiday.
August 7 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
September 4 The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West by Andrew R. Graybill
October 2 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
November 6 Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
December 4 The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman