2019/2020 Book Club Schedule
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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|
|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|
|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|
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|
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 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|
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|
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|
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
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 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|
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|
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|
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.
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