DPL Book Clubs - 2014 Schedule


Online Book Clubs

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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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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 14 Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
February 11 A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow
March 11 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
April 8 The Dog Stars: A Novel by Peter Heller
May 13 Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
June 10 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
July 8 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond
August 12 Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
September 9 Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
October 14 Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
November 18
(3rd Tuesday)
Meeting to select 2015 titles.
December 9
The Lowland: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri

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 9 The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
February 13 Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben
March 13 The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
April 10 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
May 8 The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
June 12 The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
July 10 Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
August 14 Schroder by Amity Gaige
September 11 People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
October 9 Kill Me by Stephen White
November 13 Meeting to choose next year’s titles.
December 11 Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

The Gabriel García Márquez Book Club/Latin American Book Club

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

January 19 Love in the Time of Cholera (Part 1-2)
by Gabriel García Márquez
February 16 Love in the Time of Cholera (Part 3-4)
by Gabriel García Márquez
March 16 Love in the Time of Cholera (Part 5-6)
by Gabriel García Márquez
April 27
(4th Sunday)
Clandestine in Chile by Gabriel García Márquez
May 18 In Evil Hour by Gabriel García Márquez
June 15 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
July 20 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Continuation of book discussion.
August 17 The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes
September 21 In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
October 19 The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier
November 16 Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa
December 21 The President by Miguel Angel Asturias

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.

January 23 Desperado: A Mile High Noir by Manuel Ramos
February 27 Red Wolf by Liza Marklund
March 27 In the Woods by Tana French
April 24 Compound Fractures by Stephen White
May 22 Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger
June 26 The Black Box by Michael Connelly
July 24 The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Featuring a viewing of the film: The Moonstone at 5 p.m.
August 28 Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
September 25 The Stonecutter by Camilla Läckberg
October 23 How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
November 20
(3rd Thursday)
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
December 18
(3rd Thursday)
Death of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton
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 11 The Bride's House by Sandra Dallas
March 8 My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
May 10 Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto
July 12 The Healing: A Novel by Jonathan Odell
September 13 In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
November 8 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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.

April 12 Topic: Memoirs, Biographies and Autobiographies
Staff Choice: The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
May 10 Topic:*Colorado Authors
Staff Choice: Benediction by Kent Haruf
*Topic change
June 14 Topic: Human - Animal Bond
Staff Choice: The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
July 12 Topic: Beach Reads
Staff Choice: The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek
August 9 Topic: Something Wicked
Staff Choice: The Haunting by Shirley Jackson
September 13 Topic: Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction
Staff Choice: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
October 11 Topic: Western History
Staff Choice: Doc Susie: The True Story of a Country Physician in the Colorado Rockies by Virginia Cornell
November 8 Topic: **Non-Fiction that Reads Like Fiction
Staff Choice: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
**Topic change
December 13 Topic: Teen Fiction
Staff Choice: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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 23 Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
February 27 Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? by Billy Crystal
March 27 Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
April 24 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
May 22 The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan
June 26 Benediction by Kent Haruf
July 24 Dog Songs: Thirty-Five Dog Songs and One Essay by Mary Oliver
August 28 Every Day In Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life by Frances Mayes
September 25 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
October 23 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
November 20
(*3rd Thursday)
Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon
*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 10
(2nd Friday)
My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
PLEASE NOTE: Date change due to the holiday.
February 7 The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
March 7 In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
April 4 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
May 2 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
June 13
(2nd Friday)
The Book of Unholy Mischief: A Novel by Elle Newmark
July 11 Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia by Carmen Bin Laden
August 1 The Dovekeepers: A Novel by Alice Hoffman
September 5 Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young English Woman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French
October 3 The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs
November 7 Krakatoa the Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester
December 5 The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey

Virginia Village Branch Library

We Love a Mystery Book Club

Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

January 15 The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
February 19 The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter
March 19 Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
April 16 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
May 21 Murder at the Brown Palace by Dick Kreck
(a nonfiction mystery selection)
June 18 Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
July 16 Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
August 20 Defending Jacob by William Landay
September 17 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
(a nonfiction mystery selection)
October 15 Grandad, There’s a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill
November 19 Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
December No Meeting. Enjoy the holidays