DPL Book Clubs

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

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. 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.

March 3

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

October 6

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

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.

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 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 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.

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


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 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

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.







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 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


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.

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

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


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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.







Book Club Resources

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