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Book Club

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The Library offers a variety of book clubs where you can get together with other book enthusiasts to discuss literature!

Central Park Library

Join us for a monthly book discussion every fourth Tuesday at 10:30 am in the Board Room. 

March 31: Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

April 28: Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff        *Book to Action 

May 26: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson 

June 23: Belonging: A German Reckoning With History and Home by Nora Krug

July 28: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

August 25: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 

September 22:The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

October 27: Exhalation by Ted Chiang

November 24: There, There by Tommy Orange 

ESL Book Club

Join us on the first and third Friday of the Month at 10:30 am at the Central Park Library. 

Book 1: Elevation by Stephen King
Meetings: January 17, February 7

Book 2: Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University by Francisco Jimenez
Meetings: February 21, March 6

Book 3: A Step from Heaven by An Na
Meetings: March 20, April 3

Book 4: Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves by Farley Mowat
Meetings: April 17, May 1, May 15

Book 5: Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
Meetings: June 5, June 19

Book 6: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Meetings: July 17, August 7, August 21

Book 7: Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston
Meetings: Sep 4, Sep 18

Book 8: Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Meetings: October 2, October 16

Book 9: The New Me by Halle Butler
Meetings: November 6, November 20

Book 10: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Meetings: December 4, Dec 18

Mission Branch Library 

Join us for a monthly book discussion every second Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 pm.

February 12th: The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung      *Silicon Valley Reads

March 11th: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

April 8th: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff    *Book to Action

May 13th: Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger

June 10th: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

July 8th: Educated by Tara Westover

August 12th: Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

September 9th: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Have Your Own Book Club?

Check out a book club kit from the Library! Each kit contains eight copies of the same book along with suggested discussion questions to help your next book club meeting run smoothly. The kits can be checked out for six weeks (no renewals). Patrons at Northside or Mission can place a hold on the kits to pick up at their preferred branch. We have seven titles to choose from: