2016 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.
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, June 18||Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Byers Branch Library, 2 p.m.
|Thursday, July 21||Losing My Cool: Growing Up With-And Out of-Hip-Hop Culture by Thomas Chatterton Williams
Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, 6 p.m.
|Saturday, September 10||The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness by Liza Long
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being, 3401 Eudora St, Denver, 2:30 p.m.
|Saturday, October 15||The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives by Sasha Abramsky
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library, 2 p.m.
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 12||Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf|
|February 9||Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood|
|March 8||A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama|
|April 12||On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks|
|May 10||Geek Love by Katherine Dunn|
|June 14||One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn|
|July 12||The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
*Please note title selection change for July
|August 9||The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
*Please note title selection change for August
|September 13||The Martian by Andy Weir|
|October 11||Vote for next year's titles|
|November 1||A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
*1st Tuesday this month only due to Election Day on November 8
|December 13||Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin|
Second Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Floor 1 Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room. Everyone welcome, no registration necessary.
|January 14||The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway|
|February 11||Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin|
|March 10||Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser|
|April 14||The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell|
|May 12||The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1830-1900 by David McCullough|
|June 9||The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson|
|July 14||Purity: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen|
|August 11||The Dinner by Herman Koch|
|September 8||Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates|
|October 13||The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield|
|November 10||Meeting to choose next year’s titles.|
|December 8||Gilead by Marilynne Robinson|
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 5||The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi|
|February 2||Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel|
|March 1||The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen|
|April 5||Book Club meeting canceled.|
|May 3||The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. (Mike) Carey|
|June 7||The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin|
|July 5||Meeting Canceled|
|August 2||Truthwitch by Susan Dennard|
|September 6||American Gods by Neil Gaiman|
|October 4||A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab|
|November 1||Ready Player One by Ernest Cline|
|December 6||Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler|
Are you new to TED Talks or a diehard TED groupie? Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room, located on Floor 1. Titles listed are suggestions and you are encouraged to share your TED discoveries. Everyone is welcome, no registration necessary. We’re a lunch and beverage friendly group, too. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-865-1487 for more information.
|January 20||The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
TED Talks The Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame
|February 17||The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
TED Talk The Happy Secret to Better Work
|March 16||Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
TED Talk Flow, The Secret to Happiness
|April 20||Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
TED Talk Your Elusive Creative Genius
|May 18||The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond
TED Talk How Societies Can Grow Old Better
|June 15||The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
TED Talk The Art of Asking
|July 20||Hallucinations by the fabulous late Oliver Sacks
TED Talk What Hallucinations Reveal About Our Minds
The first Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. in the Burnham Hoyt Room (not book club room), located on Floor 1. Read It or Not is a book club that's more about the club than the book. Come hang out and discuss the book, or learn enough to say you read it! We'll also have special guests like comedians, artists, podcasters, or just everyday people who have a unique perspective on what's happening in Denver. And yes, there’s cookies.
|October 2||Salem's Lot by Stephen King|
|November 6||Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien|
|December 4||The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar|
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 28||Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King|
|February 25||Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now by Margaret Coel|
|March 24||The Blackhouse: A Novel by Peter May|
|April 28||Spider Woman’s Daughter: A Leaphorn & Chee Novel by Anne Hillerman|
|May 26||Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen|
|June 23||Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin|
|July 28||The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
*Featuring a viewing of the film: The Lincoln Lawyer at 5 p.m.
|August 25||Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel by Martin Cruz Smith|
|September 22||Brush Back by Sara Paretsky|
|October 27||Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert Stone|
|November 17 (3rd Thursday)||Badlands: A Novel by C. J. Box|
|December 15 (3rd Thursday)||The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
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 9||I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb|
|March 12||The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver|
|May 14||The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho|
|July 9||Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee|
|September 10||The Girl in the Blue Beret: A Novel by Bobbie Ann Mason|
|November 12||The Bookseller: A Novel by Cynthia Swanson
*With a special visit from the author, who will be selling and signing copies of her book.
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.
|January 11||The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir by Dee Williams|
|February 8||Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple|
|March 14||The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar|
|April 11||Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos|
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. (Please note location has change. As of September 2016 the club will begin meeting at the library.)
|January 21||Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison|
|February 18||Orange, Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice|
|March 17||Dry Bones: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson|
|April 21||Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham|
|May 19||Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke|
|June 16||A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines|
|July 21||Losing My Cool: Growing Up With-And Out of-Hip-Hop Culture by Thomas Chatterton Williams|
|August 18||The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom|
|September 15||Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley|
|October 20||The Passage by Justin Cronin|
|November 17||The Quickie by James Patterson|
|December 15||Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates|
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 28||Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel|
|February 25||The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin|
|March 31||The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein|
|April 28||Still Alice by Lisa Genova|
|May 26||The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern|
|June 30||The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot|
|July 28||The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez|
|August 25||Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple|
|*September 22||*Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
*Please note date and title change
|October 27||Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen|
|No meeting in November|
|December 1 (1st Thursday)||Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|
No Strings Attached Book Discussion Group
Every fourth Saturday, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 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. Upcoming dates: January 2, 30, February 27, March 26, April 23, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5, December 3 and 31.
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 Book Club
Fourth Saturday of each month, Noon - 1 p.m. Please call 720-865-0290 for more information.
|January 23||Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty Year Search by Martin Sixsmith|
|February 27||The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson|
|March 26||Sycamore Row by John Grisham
*Please note change in book selection for March
|April 23||See Me by Nicholas Sparks
*Please note change in book selection for April
|May 28||Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez|
|June 25||Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee|
|July 23||*The Crossing by Michael Connelly
*Please note change in title selection
|August 27||And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini|
|September 24||Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris|
|October 22||And Sometimes I Wonder About You by Walter Mosley|
|November 26||Never Die Alone by Lisa Jackson|
|December 24||Call branch for title|
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.
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 28||The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco|
|February 25||A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle|
|March 24||Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline|
|April 28||Freedom by Jonathan Franzen|
|May 26||The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman|
|June 23||Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen|
|July 28||Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin|
|August 25||One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson|
|September 22||The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks|
|October 27||The Turn of the Screw by Henry James|
|November 17 (*3rd Thursday)||Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
*Note date change due to holiday
Books ‘N Brown Bag Book Club
First Friday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
|January 8 (2nd Friday)||Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson
*PLEASE NOTE: Date change due to the holiday
|February 5||The Secret Keeper: A Novel by Kate Morton|
|March 4||Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe|
|April 1||The Woman Upstairs: A Novel by Claire Messud|
|May 6||A Higher Call by Adam Makos|
|June 3||The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel by Rachel Joyce|
|The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean
*PLEASE NOTE: Date change due to the holiday
|August 5||Lucky Us: A Novel by Amy Bloom|
|September 9||Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant: A Memoir by Roz Chast|
|October 7||The Dream Lover: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg|
|November 4||Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink|
|December 2||Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|
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