Book Clubs

Join one of our monthly book clubs to discuss popular novels or scifi and fantasy. Titles are available from the Main Desk one month in advance. The Nonfiction Book Group is currently on hiatus.

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Book clubs can fill out this form to request upcoming titles. Tell us how many copies you need, including audiobook and large print editions, and we’ll deliver. Your members will be able to pick up selections at the Main Desk with a valid library card.

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Fill out this form to register, and we’ll help you get copies of upcoming books into the hands of your members.

4th Monday Book Group

Join in the discussion of popular titles and share your thoughts and opinions! This group is led by a different member each month. Books are available at the Main Desk one month in advance. Click here for a list of upcoming dates, times, and locations.

May 22, 2017

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Dalai Lama XIV, Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

“One of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders teams up with a psychiatrist to share, for the first time, how he achieved his hard-won serenity and how readers can attain the same inner peace.”

June 26, 2017

Island Girls by Nancy Thayer

“When the will of a recently deceased ladies’ man mandates a summer-long reunion for his daughters from different marriages at his posh Nantucket house, the three sisters are forced to confront long-festering resentments and misunderstandings as well as challenges in their private and professional lives, a situation that is complicated by a shocking revelation and the arrival of their mothers.”

July 24, 2017

Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout

“When Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student, falls in love with her math teacher, the love affair threatens the intimate relationship between Amy and her mother, Isabelle, whose feelings are influenced by the shame of her own past.”

August 28, 2017

Choosing Hope by Kaitlin Roig-Debellis

“Choosing Hope is a lot of things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping firsthand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience. And a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones–parents, mentors, and especially teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice.”

Unreal World Book Club

This group is for readers who enjoy fantastical stories including paranormal, futuristic dystopian, science fiction, and more. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Books are available at the Main Desk one month in advance.

In June, July, and August, we will meet at Taco Grill & Salsa Bar, 111 Ogden Ave, Westmont.

June 6, 2017

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar

“A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed…”

We will also watch the film Blade Runner.

July 11, 2017

The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar

“Using the sword, pen, body, and voice, four women confront a rebellion and the older, stranger threat behind it.”

The Winged Histories is also available as an ebook from hoopla.

August 1, 2017

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

“On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren – a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.”

Ancillary Justice is also available as an ebook from cloudLibrary and Media on Demand.