DPL Book Clubs

2018 Book Club Schedule

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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.



Central Library

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

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 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

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 - 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 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.

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
January 12 Will's Red Coat Tom Ryan
March 9 Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
May 11 Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian by Yusra Mardini
July 14 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
September 14 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
November 9 Moloka'i: A Novel by Alan Brennert

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 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 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.

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
November No meeting
December 6 Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

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 dates

Park Hill Book Clubs for Kids!

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 dates

Pauline Robinson Branch Library

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.

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.

Sam Gary Branch Library

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​

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 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 I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
November 29 (*5th Thursday) Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
*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 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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