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 Margie Edinger Room.
May 28: In the Woods by Tana French
June 25: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
July 23: The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
August 27: Evicted by Matthew Desmond
September 24: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
October 22: The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
November 26: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
ESL Book Club
Join us on the first and third Friday of the Month at 10:30 am at the Central Park Library.
Mission Branch Library
Join us for a monthly book discussion every second Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 pm.
Please Note: The Mission Book Club will not be meeting in May
June 12: Convenience Story Woman by Sayaka Murata
July 10: The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
August 14: The Witch Elm by Tana French
September 11: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
October 9: Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
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 five titles to choose from:
Looking for a contemporary fiction novel about young people in San Diego narrated by a Greek chorus of “mothers”? Check out The Mothers by Brit Bennett.
Looking for a complex story of two sisters dealing with relationships and mental illness? Check out Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee.
Looking for a semi-autobiographical nonfiction look into the criminal justice system in the United States? Check out Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
Looking for a fast-paced technological thriller featuring (accessible) quantum theory and alternate realities? Check out Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.
Looking for a novel featuring multiple perspectives and traditional storytelling set in a Native American community? Check out The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich.
All these titles are also available as eBooks and eAudiobooks via Overdrive/Libby, for your club members who prefer to read or listen digitally.