DPL Book Clubs

2017 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.

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.

Saturday, February 25 All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Central Library, Conference Center, 2 p.m.
The author's will be in attendance — read more about this event
Saturday, April 8 The Bridge to Brilliance by Nadia Lopez with Rebecca Paley
Ford-Warren Branch Library, 2 p.m. read more

Central Library

Downtown Bookies Book Club

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

January 10 The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
February 14 Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
March 14 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
April 11 Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant
May 9 The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
June 13 Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
July 11 Sweetland by Michael Crummey
August 8 The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
September 12 A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
October 10 Vote for next year's titles
November 14 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
December 12 The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Hoyt Book Group

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

January 12 The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
February 9 It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
March 9 10:04 by Ben Lerner
April 13 The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
May 11 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
June 8 Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian
July 13 The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino
August 10 Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
September 14 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
October 12 Meeting to choose next year’s (2018) titles.
November 9 An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
December 14 The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

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 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 3 Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
February 7 Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
March 7 Contact by Carl Sagan
April 4 Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
May 2 The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin

Books to Movies Brown Bag Book Club

You saw the movie, now read the book! Join us the third Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Floor 1 Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room. Titles for discussion include classics to new releases. Everyone welcome, no registration required.

March 17 A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
April 21 The Monuments Men: Allied Heros, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter
May 19 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
June 16 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and a Thousand Cocktails by Mike and Dave Stangle
July 21 The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
August 18 Doctor Strange by Stan Lee and others
September 15 Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
October 20 The Shining by Stephen King​
November 17 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
December 15 Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Bear Valley Branch Library

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. Contact Bobbi Jones at 720-865-0975 or bjones@denverlibrary.org for more information.

January 26 No Man’s Nightingale: An Inspector Wexford Novel by Ruth Rendell
February 23 The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young
March 23 Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
April 27 A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante
May 25 Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm
June 22 The Likeness by Tana French
July 27 Still Life by Louise Penny
August 24 Long Upon the Land by Margaret Maron
September 28 The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
October 26 The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
November 16 (3rd Thursday) The King’s Deception by Steve Berry
December 14 (2nd Thursday) Dry Bones: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson
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 14 Our Souls at Night: A Novel Kent Haruf
March 11 Home Fires: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War by Julie Summers (Nonfiction)
May 13 The Lifeboat: A Novel by Charlotte Rogan
July 8 The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
September 9 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
November 18 (3rd Saturday) Night by Elie Wiesel (Nonfiction)

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, 720-865-0120.

January 17 To Quit This Calling: Firsthand Tales of a Pediatric Pathologist by Gail Waldstein; with special guest, the author Galil Waldstein
February 21 Falling Like a Rock by Bonnie McCune
with special guest, the author Bonnie McCune
March 21 My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
April 18 The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
May 16 The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown
June 20 The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
July 18 Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
August 15 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
September 19 The Painter by Peter Heller
October 17 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
November 21 The Mare by Mary Gaitskill
December 19 Euphoria by Lily King

Green Valley Ranch Branch Library

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.

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.

January 26 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
March 2* The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
*Please note, 1st Friday in March
March 30* The Martian by Andy Weir
*Please note, 5th Friday in March
April 27 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
May 25 Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
June 22 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Park Hill Branch Library

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 2017 dates

Early Childhood Book Share

Parents, teachers, and other adults with an interest in books for preschool and kindergarten children can come and share their favorite books on monthly topics. Facilitated by Dawn Mendel, Librarian and Kathy Bruce, Assistant Director of Montview Preschool and Kindergarten. This book club meets October though May, check our calendar for exact dates and topics. Upcoming meetings: Wednesdays, February 8 and March 8.

Park Hill Book Clubs for Kids!

The Genre Chat Book Club for 2nd/3rd Graders 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 Blooming Readers 4th/5th Grade Book Club is a book club for grades 4-5 meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

Pauline Robinson Branch Library

Pauline Robinson Book Club

Fourth Saturday of each month, Noon - 1 p.m. Please call 720-865-0290 for more information.

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library

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.

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 26 The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
February 23 The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story Oof Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
March 23 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
April 27 The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
May 25 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
June 22 The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
July 27 Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende
August 24 The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
September 28 Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from My Italian Mother-In-Law by Katherine Wilson
October 26 The Mistletoe Murder: And Other Stories by P.D. James
November 30 (*5th Thursday) The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing by Gavin Edwards
*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 6 The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
February 3 Year of Wonders: A Novel Of The Plague by Geraldine Brooks
March 3 Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Yaeger Kaplan
April 7 The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
May 5 A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley
June 2 The Tilted World by Tom Franklin
July 7 My Salinger Year by Joanna Smith Rakoff
August 4 And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass
September 1 Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
October 6 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
November 3 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
December 1 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Club Resources

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