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Book Club in a Bag

Host a book club with one of our hand-picked kits. Each bag contains: 

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Discussion questions
  • Book summaries and reviews are available through the online book catalog

You can check out a bag for 8 weeks. To get started, apply for a Book Club Library Card at your local branch.

Book Club in a Bag Titles

Before I forget

Pitts, Leonard.

Between the world and me

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Bring on the blessings

Jenkins, Beverly

Camino Island

Grisham, John

The darkest child

Phillips, Delores

Detroit 1967


Douglass' women : a novel

Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

Everything, everything

Yoon, Nicola

The handmaid's tale

Atwood, Margaret

Homegoing

Gyasi, Yaa

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

Skloot, Rebecca

Instinct

Jakes, T. D.

Into the water

Hawkins, Paula

Kindred

Butler, Octavia E.

Life is short but wide

Cooper, J. California.

Life is short but wide

Cooper, J. California.

A lesson before dying

Gaines, Ernest J.

A lesson before dying

Gaines, Ernest J.

A man called Ove

Backman, Fredrik

The mothers

Bennett, Brit

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age

Alexander, Michelle.

The nightingale

Hannah, Kristin

Queen Sugar

Baszile, Natalie.

A second helping : a blessings novel

Jenkins, Beverly

The underground railroad

Whitehead, Colson

When breath becomes air

Kalanithi, Paul

Who asked you?

McMillan, Terry.

Amiable with big teeth

McKay, Claude

X : a novel

Shabazz, Ilyasah

Beautiful music

Zadoorian, Michael

Feel free : essays

Smith, Zadie

The hate u give

Thomas, Angie

The house of broken angels : a novel

Urrea, Luis Alberto

The last black unicorn

Haddish, Tiffany

The perfect mother : a novel

Molloy, Aimee

The wedding date

Guillory, Jasmine

An American marriage : a novel

Jones, Tayari

Down the river unto the sea

Mosley, Walter

Behold the dreamers : a novel

Mbue, Imbolo

Educated : a memoir

Westover, Tara

I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive

McNamara, Michelle

The woman in the window

Finn, A. J.

All the light we cannot see : a novel

Doerr, Anthony

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

Gawande, Atul

The life we bury : a novel

Eskens, Allen

Loving day : a novel

Johnson, Mat.

Amiable with big teeth

McKay, Claude

The Wright brothers

McCullough, David G.

The swimmer

Zander, Joakim

To kill a mockingbird

Lee, Harper.

Born survivors : three young mothers and their extraordinary story

Holden, Wendy

Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons

Cleage, Pearl.

Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo"

Hurston, Zora Neale

The friend

Nunez, Sigrid

Tempest

Jenkins, Beverly

Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master

Jobb, Dean

The coldest winter ever : a novel

Souljah, Sister.

American Street

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

The Turner house

Flournoy, Angela.

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture

Vance, J. D.

A legacy of spies

Le Carré, John

Our souls at night

Haruf, Kent

Sing, unburied, sing

Ward, Jesmyn

Swing time

Smith, Zadie

Clubs at the Library

Book ClubLibrary for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

January 23rd at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Book Club meets 4th Tuesday of the month. Two books are discussed at each meeting. Call or attend to receive a digital copy of the books to be discussed. Light refreshments.

Book Club on Wednesday, January 23 at 1:00pm

Adult Book Club

January 23rd at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday. Call or attend to receive a digital copy of the books. Light refreshments provided. Registration required.

Adult Book Club on Wednesday, January 23 at 1:00pm

Adult Book Club

January 26th at 11:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: January 26th Sat
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join us for an entertaining discussion at our Monthly Book Club. This month's book is "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Bachman

Adult Book Club on Saturday, January 26 at 11:30am

Adult Book Club

January 26th at 6pm
Duffield

  • Location: Duffield
  • Date: January 26th Sat
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

December's selection is: The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry January's selection is: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Join us for a lively discussion.

Adult Book Club on Saturday, January 26 at 6:00pm

Heuristics Men’s Book Club

January 28th at 6pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 28th Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

A warm intellectually stimulating environment where all educational levels of men can actively participate in. All are welcome to attend.

Heuristics Men’s Book Club on Monday, January 28 at 6:00pm

No-Book-In-Particular Club

January 29th at 3pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: January 29th Tue
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Stop by after school to hang out, play games, and talk about whatever book or TV show you've been enjoying recently.

No-Book-In-Particular Club on Tuesday, January 29 at 3:00pm
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