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. View the historical book list.
|January 7||The Power by Naomi Alderman|
|February 4||Saga by Brian K Vaughan - we'll be talking about the graphic novel series as a whole, not just volume 1.|
|Middlegame by Seanan McGuire|
|April 7||The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden|
|May 5||The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz|
|June 2||Gideon the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir|
|July 7||The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders|
|August 4||A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine|
|September 1||Bellwether by Connie Willis|
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyeme
|November 3||Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey|
|December 1||The City We Became by NK Jemisin - circulating copies coming soon|
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.
|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 9||Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield|
|February 13||Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain|
|March 12||Then She was Gone by Sarah Krasnostein|
|April 9||The World Doesn't Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott|
|May 14||All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson|
|June 11||The World is Murder by Anthony Horowitz|
|July 9||Morningwood by Perry V. Wade|
|August 13||The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides|
|September 10||American Dirt: A Novel by Jeanine Cummins|
|October 8||Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell|
|November 12||The Wife Betwen Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen|
|December 10||Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens|
Ross-Barnum Branch Library
Social Justice Book Club
Fourth Wednesday of each month except where noted, 6 p.m. Are you passionate about social justice and want to connect with like-minded individuals? We will meet over tea and have lively discussions on topics around injustice and inequality. This book club is tailored for adults, no registration is required.
|January 29 (fifth Wednesday)||How the García girls Lost their Accents Julia Alvarez|
|February 26||March: Book One (Graphic Novel) by John Lewis
Don’t Touch my Hair! by Sharee Miller
|March 25||Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Todos Vamos a Estar Bien/We’re Going to be Alright by Maria Uribe
|April 22||Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajarado-Anstine|
|May 27||The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen|
|June 24||Exit West by Mohsin Hamid|
|July 22||LaGuardia: A Very Modern Story of Immigration (Graphic Novel) by Nnedi Okorafor, Tana Ford, and James Devlin|
|August 26||Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis|
|September 23||The Moon Within by Aida Salazar|
|October 28||Interpreter of Maladies: Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri|
|November 18 (third Wednesday)||The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimanline|
|December 16 (third Wednesday)||Octavia E. Butler's Kindred (Graphic Novel Adaptation) by Damian Duffy and John Jennings|
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.
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 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 21||Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov|
|February 18||The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal|
|March 17||Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate|
|April 21||Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly|
|May 19||The Professor’s House by Willa Cather|
|June 16||Virgil Wander by Leif Enger|
|July 21||Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens|
|August 18||At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino|
|September 15||Henry, Himself by Stewart O’Nan|
|October 20||Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver|
|November 17||The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen|
|December 15||And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman|
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.
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 25||An American Marriage by Tayari Jones|
|February 22||The Racketeer by John Grisham|
|March 28||Call branch for title|
|April 25||The Round House by Louise Erdrich|
|May 23||The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish|
|June 27||Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope|
|July 25||Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann|
|August 22||Call branch for title|
|September 26||Call branch for title|
|October 24||Call branch for title|
|November 28||Black Leopard, Red Wolf by James Marlon|
|December 19||Call branch for title|
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.
|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|
First Friday Bag Book Club
First Friday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. except where noted. Formerly known as the Books ‘N Brown Bag Book Club.
**Place holds early for these.
|January 3||The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer|
|February 7||Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng|
|March 6||Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates|
|April 3||The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See|
|May 1||The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer|
|June 5||The Beekeeper’s Ball** by Susan Wiggs|
|July 10 (second Friday)||The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (or any book on the women’s suffrage movement) by Elaine Weiss|
|August 7||The Alice Network** by Kate Quinn|
|September 4||An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn|
|October 2||The Great Believers** by Rebecca Makkai|
|November 6||Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep|
|December 4||Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine** by Gail Honeyman|
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 23||The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin|
|February 27||Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison|
|March 26||Born a Crime by Trevor Noah|
|April 23||Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann|
|May 28||Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf|
|June 25||The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See|
|July 23||Dune by Frank herbert|
|August 27||Angle of Respose by Wallace Stegner|
|September 24||The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera|
|October 22||Madame Fourcade’s Secret War by Lynne Olson|
|November 19 (third Thursday)||O Pioneers! by Willa Cather|
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.
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