DPL Book Clubs - 2014 Schedule
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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
|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
|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|
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 email@example.com 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
|The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson|
| December 18
|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|
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.
TOPICAL Book Club
Join us the second Saturday of each month, 2 - 3:30 p.m., for our new 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
Staff Choice: Benediction by Kent Haruf
|June 14|| Topic: Human - Animal Bond
Staff Choice: The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
Topic: Beach Reads
Staff Choice: The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek
Topic: Something Wicked
Staff Choice:The Haunting by Shirley Jackson
Topic: Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction
Staff Choice: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Topic: Western History
Staff Choice: Doc Susie: The True Story of a Country Physician in the Colorado Rockies by Virginia Cornell
|November 8||Topic: *Graphic Novels
Staff Choice: Saga (1-3) by Brian K. Vaughn
Topic: Teen Fiction
Staff Choice: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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!
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.
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|
Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon
*Note date change due to holiday
Books ‘N Brown Bag Book Club
First Friday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
| January 10
|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
|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 18||The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey|
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|
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|
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|