DPL Book Clubs
2015 Book Club 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 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|
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey* by Walter Mosley
*Please note new title selection for June 9
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|
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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.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|
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 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 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|
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|
|Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie|
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|
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.
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|
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.
Topic: Winter Fiction
Staff Selection: The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
Topic: New York Culture
Staff Selection: The Village by John Strausbaugh
Topic: Graphic Novels
Staff Selection: Saga 1-3 by Brian K. Vaughan
*Note time change to 3 p.m. for this date
Topic: Books to Movies with a special film presentation.
Staff Selection: Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Topic: Historical Fiction
Staff Selection: City of Thieves by David Benioff
Topic: Family Bliss?
Staff Choice: The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
Topic: Rock 'n’ Roll Memoirs
Staff Choice: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine
Topic: In Past, In Present
Staff Choice: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbin
Topic: Fantasy & The New Weird
Staff Choice: Embassytown by China Miéville
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|
|December 3 (first Thursday)||Swamplandia! by Karen Russell|
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 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|
The Drop* by Michael Connelly
*Please note the title change for August
|September 26||The Secret She Kept by ReShonda Tate Billingsley|
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
*Please note date change
|November 28||Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb|
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.
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!
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)|
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (Contemporary Fiction)
*Note date change due to holiday
Books ‘N Brown Bag Book Club
First Friday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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.|
|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|
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|
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|