DPL Book Clubs

2019/2020 Book Club Schedule

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Online Book Clubs

Join the Library's Online Book Clubs and start receiving chapters from popular books in your daily email. Every day, Monday through Friday, we'll send you a portion of a book that takes only five minutes to read. Each Monday we begin a new book and by Friday you will have the chance to read 2 or 3 chapters, enough to know if it's a book you want to finish. You'll find Nonfiction, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Audio Books and more!  Sign up and start reading.

Central Library

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 8 A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
February 5 The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

March 5

Orlando by Virginia Woolf
April 2 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
May 7 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
June 4 Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge
July 2 Blackass by Igoni Barrett
August 6 The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
September 3 Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

October 1

The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
(This is the whole cycle of 4 novellas: All Systems Red, Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol, Exit Strategy)

November 5 This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. *Please note location change for this month only.
December 3 Severance by Ling Ma

Club Kubaba

Inspired by the Mesopotamian tavern keeper and ruler, Club Kubaba highlights history reads from around the world. Share what you're reading and learn about new history topics every first Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Mad Beans, 1200 Acoma Plaza, 80204. Upcoming dates.

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.

December 10 A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
January 14 City of Secrets by Stewart O'Nan
February 11 Blindness

by José Saramago

March 10 Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
April 14 The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
May 12 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
June 9 Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
July 14 Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
August 11 Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-fi Exploded by Jason Heller
September 8 The Power by Naomi Alderman
October 13 Vote for next year's titles
November 10 Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
December 8 The Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

Hoyt Book Group

Second Thursday of each month, 12:30-2 p.m., Floor 1 Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room. Everyone welcome, no registration necessary.

January 10 Final Demand by Deb Moggach
February 14 The Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas
March 14 The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein
April 11 Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey through the World’s Strangest Brains by Helen Thomson
May 9 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
June 13 Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan
July 11 The Lido by Libby Page
August 8 A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
September 12 Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown by Lauren Hilgers
October 10 Choose books for next year
November 14 The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
December 12 Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller

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 24 As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
February 22 Security by Gina Wohlsdorf
March 28 The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
April 25 Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
May 23 Force of Nature by Jane Harper
June 27 A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapeña
July 25 Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen
August 22 Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
September 26 In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
October 24 The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
November 14 On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen
December 12 The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams

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 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
January 11 Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
March 14 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
May 9 The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
July 11 Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land
September 12 The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
November 14 Educated by Tara Westover

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 15 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
February 19 The Woman in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
March 19 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
April 16 Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
May 21 Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen
June 18 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
July 16 The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
August 20 Beartown by Fredrik Backman
September 17 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
October 15 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
November 19 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
December 17 A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

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 28 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
March 28 Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
April 25 Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
May 30 All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood 
June 27 The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya
July 25 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
August 29 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
September 26 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
October 31 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
December 5 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Park Hill Branch Library

No Strings Attached 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.

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 26 What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
February 23 Everything's Trash but it's Okay by Phoebe Robinson
March 23 What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
April 27 The Black Book by James Patterson and David Ellis
May 25 What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha
June 23 New People by Danzy Senna
July 22 The Passage by Justin Cronin
August 24 A Season to Lie by Emily Littlejohn
September 28 The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
October 26 The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Adichie
November 23 Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger
December 21 The Colors of all the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith

Sam Gary Branch Library

The Sam Gary Literary

This book club will meet once a month on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and rotate between fiction and nonfiction selections! All meetings will take place in the Sam Gary Branch Meeting Room at 2 p.m.

Sunday, December 14 Beloved by Toni Morrsion
January 15 The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
February 19 Blindness by José Saramago
March 18 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
April 22 Columbine by Dave Cullen
May 20 Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg
June 17 Future Home of the Living God by Louise Eldritch
July 22 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
August 19 Good Talk by Mira Jacobs
September 23 The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
October 21 Dog Stars by Peter Heller
November 18 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
December 16 The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Ross-University Hills Branch Library

Books ‘N Brown Bag Book Club

First Friday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

January 4 The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
February 1 Little Paris Bookshop by nina george
March 1 Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
April 5 Golden Hill: a Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford
May 3 Stranger in the Woods: the Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
June 7 Glory over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
July 5 Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
August 2 The Music Shop: a Novel by Rachel Joyce
September 6 Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
October 4 My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
November 2 Never Caught: the Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave by Erica Dunbar
December 6 The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

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 24 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
February 28 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
March 28 The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe
April 25 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
May 23 The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
June 27 Home by Harlan Coben
July 25 Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson
August 22 Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
September 26 The White Darkness by Sue Monk Kidd
October 24 The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas J. Preston


Rotating Locations

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.

Sunday, April 14 This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite
Sam Gary Branch Library, 2-3:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 4 Proud: My Fight For An Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad
Schlessman Branch Library, 2:30-4 p.m.
Saturday, September 14 R.A.D.A. Inspired Workshop: Talking with Kids About Race - Introduction
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library, 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, October 26 R.A.D.A. Inspired Workshop: Talking with Kids About Race - Systemic Racism
Ford-Warren Branch Library, 2-4 p.m.


Book Club Resources

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