Fall is a great time to get back to reading. Book clubs are a great way to discover new books, and connect with other book lovers!
AAPLD offers clubs that cover a wide range of genres. Fiction, non-fiction, and the classics. Contemporary literary best-sellers. Romance, horror, thrillers, fantasy and sci-fi! If you love reading it, you'll find a book club that does, too.
Here’s a round-up of our book clubs, and what they’ll be reading this fall. Click the logo to learn more about each club, find a book (or books!) that interests you, and click the date to register for a meeting. We'll see you there!
Stranger Than Fiction
1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm. A book club for non-fiction lovers. For October 4, the club will read Initiated: Memoir of a Witch, by Amanda Yates Garcia, and for November 1, Yes, Please, by Amy Poehler. October's meeting will be held in person at the Eastgate Branch. The November meeting will be held virtually.
1st Friday of the month, 10:00 a.m. in person at the Main Library. Spinecrackers is a general fiction club, reading popular book club selections. The book for the October 7 meeting is Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah. and for the November 4 meeting, Mornings with Rosemary by Libby Page
2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 pm. A book club for readers 21 and older, who enjoy reading Young Adult books. The book for the October 10 meeting is Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare. For the November 14 meeting, the book is The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. October's meeting is virtual, in November the group meets at Eastgate.
Unicorns and Spaceships
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. This book club reads fantasy and science fiction novels. For the October 11 meeting the book is The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey. For the November 8 meeting, the book is The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. October's meeting is virtual, November's meeting is in-person at the Eastgate branch.
Happily Ever After
3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 pm. HEA focuses on romance, and relationship novels with upbeat, feel-good endings. For October 17, the book is The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling, for the November 21 meeting, the book is A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli. Happily Ever After meets virtually from September-May, and at the Main library in the summer.
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm. A book club devoted to thrillers and suspense novels. For the October 18 meeting, the book is Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. For the November 15 meeting, the book is While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams. October's meeting will be held virtually, in November the group meets at the Eastgate Branch.
Enjoying The Classics
3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm. Enjoy thought-provoking discussions of timeless and modern classics. For the October 19 meeting, the club will read and discuss Passing, by Nella Larsen. The book for the November 16 meeting is McTeague by Frank Norris. This book club meets virtually.
3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm. Enjoy book recommendations from library workers across the country. For the October 20 meeting, the book is Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea. For the November 17 meeting, the book is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. This book club meets virtually.
Oh, the Horror!
4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. This club focuses on the horror genre. For the October 25 meeting, the book is the The Troop by Nick Cutter. For November 29, the book is The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones. This book club meets virtually.