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Book Clubs

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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 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. 

Book 4: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Discussions: May 3, May 17, June 7

Book 5: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
Discussions: June 21, July 5

Book 6: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
Discussions: July 19, August 2, August 16 

Book 7: Taught by America: A Story of Struggle and Hope in Compton by Sarah Sentilles
Discussions: September 6, September 20

Book 8: The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Discussions: October 4, October 18, November 1

Book 9: Shane by Jack Schaefar
Discussions: November 15, December 6


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.

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