DPL Book Clubs - 2015 Schedule


Online Book Clubs

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Book Club Resources

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  • Literature Resource Center: Biographical, bibliographical, and critical content. Find literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. Great for book clubs and homework. Search Tips (PDF).
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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 Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
July 14 The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown
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
October 21 Mindfulness at the Movies
November 18 Share your topic suggestions for 2016
December 16 Thanks for the Present

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.

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

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

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 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Humor)
June 25 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Short Stories)
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
October 21 Innocent by Scott Turow
November 18 Joyland by Stephen King
December No Meeting.