Book Clubs

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

Need help getting copies of your next book?

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.

Hoppy Reads Book Club

Join fellow readers for discussion and fine company at Zazzo’s Pizza & Bar, 200 W Ogden Ave, Westmont. We will explore themes in fiction, non-fiction, film and graphic novels.

July 25, 2019

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

“A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer– the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade– from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is also available as an ebook and audiobook from cloudLibrary, an ebook or audiobook from Overdrive, an audiobook from hoopla, and an audiobook on CD.

August 29, 2019

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu

“With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known.

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 through August, we will meet at Taco Grill & Salsa Bar, 111 W Ogden Ave.

August 6, 2019

Temper by Nicky Drayden

“In a land similar to South Africa, twin brothers are beset by powerful forces beyond their understanding or control in this thrilling blend of science fiction, horror, magic, and dark humor–evocative of the works of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor–from the author of The Prey of Gods.”

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.

July 22, 2019

Cover of the book Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NgLittle Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

“In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned — from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules… When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town — and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.”

August 26, 2019

Cover Image of Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark SullivanBeneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

“In 1940s Italy, teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for a beautiful widow, he also becomes the personal driver of one of the Third Reich’s most powerful commanders.”

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