DPL Book Clubs


2015 Book Club 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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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 Last Days of Ptolemy Grey* by Walter Mosley
*Please note new title selection for June 9
July 14 The Burgess Boys* by Elizabeth Strout
*Please note new title selection for July 14
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
February 12 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
March 12 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
April 9 1984 by George Orwell
May 14 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
June 11 Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
July 9 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
August 13 The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
September 10 Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
October 8 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
November 12 Meeting to choose next year’s titles.
December 10 The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Mindfulness at Noon Book Club

Meets every third Wednesday of the month from Noon - 1 p.m. on Level 1 Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room. Take a break and join us for a topical discussion on mindfulness. Feel free to bring lunch and beverages. Everyone welcome, no registration required. Contact books@denverlibrary.org or 720-865-1487 for more information.

January 21 Mindfulness: It’s Not What You Think!
February 18 Tools For Practicing Mindfulness
March 18 Mindfulness Goes to Work
April 15 Extra Servings of Mindfulness for Better Health
May 20 "I Love You [fill in the blank]. Now be Mindful!"
June 17 Compassion Gets a Mindful Makeover
July 15 Is Mindfulness the New Happy?
August 19 Mindful Community Engagement
September 16 Creativity and Innovation Would Like to Say a Few Words

Adult Sci-fi and Fantasy Book Club

Do you love Sci-Fi and Fantasy? Would you like to meet with other humans to talk about books? Yes! Please join us on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:45 - 8 p.m. at the Central Library in the Burnham Hoyt book club room, located on Level 1 at the NE side of the library. This book club is open to any and all flavors of adult human, so please know you will be welcome.

November 3 Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
December 1 Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer

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 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. 720-865-0120.

Decker Branch Library

Ink: Postmodern Reads Book Club

The second Monday of each month, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. We’ll explore themes and trends in contemporary literary fiction and nonfiction. Please call 720-865-0220 for more information. All are welcome and no registration is necessary.

September 14 The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
October 12 Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
November 9 Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen

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 Selection: The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
February 14 Topic: New York Culture
Staff Selection: The Village by John Strausbaugh
*March 14 Topic: Graphic Novels
Staff Selection: Saga 1-3 by Brian K. Vaughan
*Note time change to 3 p.m. for this date
April 11 Topic: Books to Movies with a special film presentation.
Staff Selection: Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
May 9 Topic: Historical Fiction
Staff Selection: City of Thieves by David Benioff
June 13 Topic: Family Bliss?
Staff Choice: The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
July 11 Topic: Rock 'n’ Roll Memoirs
Staff Choice: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine
August 8 Topic: In Past, In Present
Staff Choice: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbin
September 12 Topic: Fantasy & The New Weird
Staff Choice: Embassytown by China Miéville

Hampden Branch Library

Yak, Snack, and Read

Last Thursday of each month, 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). This is the book club for you if you’re a fan of great books paired with scrumptious snacks! All you have to do is read this month’s selection, come by and yak about it. We’ll serve up the snacks.

August 27 The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
September 24 The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
October 29 NW by Zadie Smith
November No meeting
December 3 (first Thursday) Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Park Hill Branch Library

No Strings Attached Book Discussion Group

Once a month on a Saturday, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (except where noted). Do you love to read? Do you like to talk about books, but are too busy to read for a deadline? Do you want to hear about books that other readers have enjoyed? You are invited to this non-traditional take on book clubs. Read whatever you want and attend whenever you can, no strings attached. Share a recent read, an old favorite, or anything in between.
Up coming dates:
June 20, July 18, August 15, *September 12, 12 p.m (*Note time change), October 10, November 7, December 5.

Pauline Robinson Branch Library

Pauline Robinson Book Club

Fourth Saturday of each month, Noon - 2 p.m. Please call 720-865-0290 for more information.

January 24 Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
February 28 Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
March 28 Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins
April 25 An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
May 23 The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
June 27 The Sacrifice: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates
July 25 Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
August 22 The Drop* by Michael Connelly
*Please note the title change for August
September 26 The Secret She Kept by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
October 31* God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
*Please note date change
November 28 Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library

Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club

Meeting every fourth Saturday of the month in the Lena Archuleta Meeting Room. No membership required. Open to everyone. We welcome any book lover interested in reading English-language works by Latina and Latino authors. For more information or to join the book club and view the books for upcoming months visit: Las Comadres website.

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!

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 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Short Stories)
June 25 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Humor)
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

Virginia Village Branch Library

We Love a Mystery Book Club

Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. 

January 21 Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
February 18 The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
March 18 The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
April 15 The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
May 20 Ripper by Isabel Allende
June 17 The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
July 15 1222 by Anne Holt
August 19 The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah
September 16 Suspect by Robert Crais