2018 Book Club Schedule
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.
R.A.D.A. ~ Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action.
The R.A.D.A. book discussion series provides a safe space to discuss some of the issues and movements of the day with respect and compassion. We will be reading to raise our social consciousness; to exchange ideas, understandings, and experiences; and to discuss actions individuals and communities can take to address problems we are facing. *Please note that the book club will be presented at different locations and at different times for each title and discussion.
|Sunday, February 25||White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
Sam Gary Branch Library, 3 p.m.
|Sunday, September 16||The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library, 2 p.m.
|Sunday, November 18||Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
Central Library, Floor 7, Training Room, 2 p.m.
Downtown Bookies Book Club
Second Tuesday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. Floor 1 Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room. Fiction and nonfiction discussion. Everyone welcome, no registration necessary.
|January 9||Andrew's Brain by E.L. Doctorow|
|February 13||My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante|
|March 13||The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz|
|April 10||Delicious Foods by James Hannaham|
|May 8||The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Høeg|
|June 12||The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis|
|July 10||The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes|
|August 14||The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant|
|September 11||News of the World by Paulette Jiles|
|October 9||Vote for next year's titles|
|November 13||A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline|
|December 11||The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict|
Second Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Floor 1 Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room. Everyone welcome, no registration necessary.
|January 11||The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall|
|February 8||Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom|
|March 8||Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander|
|April 12||The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams|
|May 10||Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult|
|June 14||Dark Matter by Blake Crouch|
|July 12||News of the World by Paulette Jiles|
|August 9||Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng|
|September 13||Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz|
|October 11||Meeting to choose next year’s (2019) titles.|
|November 8||The History of Bees by Maja Lunde|
|December 13||A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman|
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 - 7:45 p.m. at the Central Library in the Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room, located on Floor 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.
|January 2||The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi|
|February 6||American War by Omar El Akkad|
|March 6||Void Star by Zachary Mason|
|April 3||The Library At Mount Char by Scott Hawkins|
|May 1||Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero|
|June 5||The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor|
|July 3||Autonomous by Annalee Newitz|
|August 7||The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz|
|September 4||tor.com novellas (tltles TBD)|
|October 2||The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan|
|November 6||Everfair by Nisi Shawl|
|December 4||Uprooted by Naomi Novik|
Bear Valley Mystery Book Club
Add a little more MYSTERY to your life. Join us for refreshments, lively discussion, share your favorite titles and authors, and catch up on new releases and other MYSTERY news. The MYSTERY Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8 p.m. except November and December.
|January 25||Night Film by Marisha Pessl|
|February 22||The Dry by Jane Harper|
|March 22||Darktown by Thomas Mullen|
|April 26||Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen|
|May 24||X by Sue Grafton|
|June 28||Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo|
|July 26||A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny|
|August 23||Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes|
|September 27||The St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell|
|October 25||A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths|
|November 15 (3rd Thursday)||The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin|
|December 13 (2nd Thursday)||Ill Wind by Nevada Barr
Annual book exchange. Please bring a gift-wrapped used book to give away and a snack to share.
Saturday Morning Book Club
Second Saturday every other month, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Start your weekend by joining us for a cup of coffee and a lively discussion.
|January 13||Small Great Things: A Novel Jodi Picoult|
|March 10||Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier|
|May 12||The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff|
|July 14||The Diplomat's Daughter: A Novel by Karin Tanabe|
|September 8||The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan|
|November 10||A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman|
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, 720-865-0120.
|January 16||The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George|
|February 20||Nutshell by Ian McEwan|
|March 20||Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck|
|April 17||Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff|
|May 15||You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie|
|June 19||Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig|
|July 17||Commonwealth by Ann Patchett|
|August 21||War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans|
|September 18||Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni|
|October 16||News of the World by Paulette Jiles|
|November 20||O Pioneers! by Willa Cather|
|December 18||The Heirs by Susan Rieger|
Green Valley Ranch Book Club
The GVR Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. This book club is open to adults who love to read various genres. No registration necessary. Please call the Green Valley Ranch Branch at 720-865-0310 for more information.
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.
|February 22||The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri|
|March 22||A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold|
|April 26||The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead|
|May 31||Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West|
|June 28||Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf|
|July 26||One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus|
|August 23||Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger|
|September 27||The Dog Stars by Peter Heller|
|October 25||Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance|
|December 6||Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford|
No Strings Attached Book Book Chat
Do you like to talk about books, TV shows, movies and music? Do you want to get recommendations from others? You are invited to this non-traditional take on book clubs. Read/watch/listen to whatever you want and attend whenever you can, no strings attached. Upcoming 2018 dates
The Kids' Book Club is a book club for grades 2-3 meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 3: 30 p.m. We will explore a variety of book genres; participate in discussions, crafts, activities and snacks related to what we read.
The Tween Book Club is a book club for grades 4-6 meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Please call 720-865-0250 for more information. Upcoming 2018 dates
Pauline Robinson Book Club
Meets the fourth Saturday of the month, from 12 - 1:30 p.m. Please call 720-865-0290 for more information.
|January 27||Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams|
|February 24||Swing Time by Zadie Smith|
|March 24||Please call the branch for title|
|April 28||The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love and Loss by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt|
|May 26||Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue|
|June 23||Home by Toni Morrison|
|July 28||Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult|
|August 25||Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesym Ward|
|September 22||The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson|
|October 27||The Turner House by Angela Flournoy|
|November 24||Inherit the Bones by Emily Littejohn|
|December||Call library at 720-865-0290 for book title and meeting location.|
Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club
Meeting every fourth Saturday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m., in the Eugene Lucero 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.
The Sam Gary Literary
This book club will meet at Sam Gary once a month on Sundays and rotate between fiction, nonfiction, and reader's choice selections! All meetings will take place in the Sam Gary Branch Meeting Room at 2 p.m.
|February 11||All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr|
|February 25||R.A.D.A.Book Discussion — *3 p.m.
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
*Please note time difference.
|March 11||The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing|
|April 15||The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston|
|May 13||Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran|
|June 17||Night Film by Marisha Pessl|
|July 15||H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald|
|August 19||The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe|
|September 16||Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi|
|October 21||The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan|
|November 18||Your Choice of a Memoir|
|December 9||Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann|
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 25||The Wright Brothers by David McCullough|
|February 22||On the Road by Jack Kerouac|
|March 22||The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg|
|April 26||Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith|
|May 24||Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande|
|June 28||Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya by William Carlsen|
|July 26||The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story by Adam Schrager|
|August 23||News of the World by Paulette Jiles|
|September 27||The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd|
|October 25||The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø|
|November 29 (*5th Thursday)||Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
*Note date change due to holiday
Books ‘N Brown Bag Book Club
First Friday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
|January 5||Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande|
|February 2||The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith|
|March 2||Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger|
|April 6||Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper|
|May 4||Walden by Henry David Thoreau|
|June 1||Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman|
|July 6||The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben|
|August 3||The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah|
|September 7||Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A Family's Genetic Destiny and the Science that Rescued Them by Gina Kolata|
|October 5||Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult|
|November 2||Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance|
|December 7||News of the World by Paulette Jiles|
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