Favorite Quotes

"The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters."


— Ross MacDonald

Reader's Link - Book Groups


Do you love to read? Want to share your thoughts and ideas with others? Join a book discussion group! By the way, the Library also has book discussion groups for kids. Check out our online calendar for dates, times, and details.



SCPL Book Discussion Groups

Aptos
  • Aptos Library Book Discussion Group
    All adults are welcome to participate in the Aptos Library Book Discussion group. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction. For more information check the library Calendar of Events or contact the Aptos library at (831) 427-7702. Facilitator: Judy McNeely
    Meets: Every second Thursday of the month from 1:00p-2:30p
Boulder Creek
  • Boulder Creek Book Discussion Group
    Join us at the Boulder Creek Library!
    Meets: Every third Thursday at 11:00am
Branciforte
  • Branciforte Library Book Club
    Branciforte Library Book Club meets every third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 - 2:30pm. Book selections are from the Library's Book Club kits.
    Meets: Every third Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30pm
Capitola
  • Capitola Book Discussion Group
    All adults are welcome. For more information, call (831) 427-7705.
    Meets: Every first Wednesday of the month at 9:30am
Downtown
  • Downtown Library Book Discussion Group
    Bring your lunch and join a lively discussion of contemporary fiction, non-fiction, and more. In the Downtown Library Small Conference Room the third Thursday of each month for adults 18 and older. For more information call Julie Richardson, (831) 427-7707x7648.
    Meets: Third Thursday of every month from 1:00 - 2:00
Felton
  • Reading in the Redwoods
    The Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly, reading contemporary books chosen by the members. Copies of each month's book are available at the Felton branch library. To be added to our book group email list please call 831-427-3151.
    Meets: Due to the Nov and Dec holidays, there is no meeting in November. We will meet instead on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, from 6:15 - 7:30. We will resume meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month in January
La Selva Beach
  • LSB Book Discussion Group
    The LSB Book Discussion Group meets monthly to discuss contemporary fiction, making selections based on the preferences of individuals in the book group. The LSB Book Discussion Group meets at the La Selva Beach Branch Library. Join us by dropping by, or call (831) 427-7710 for more information.
    Meets: Every second Thursday from 10:30 - 11:30
  • Passionate Readers Book Discussion Group
    The Passionate Readers meet monthly to discuss contemporary fiction, making selections based on the preferences of individuals in the book group. The Passionate Readers Group meets at the La Selva Beach Branch Library. Join us by dropping by, or call (831) 427-7710 for more information.
    Meets: Every fourth Thursday from 10:30 - 11:30
Scotts Valley
  • Genre Book Club
    The Genre Book Club will choose a different genre (fiction, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, biography, non-fiction, etc.) to discuss at each meeting.
    Meets: Last Thursday of each month at 7:00pm

Other SC County Book Clubs

Resources for Your Book Club

BookBrowse Book Club Resources

BookBrowse offers a wealth of resources for book clubs, including: Top 10 Book Club Recommendations, advice, reading guides, online book discussions, book club interviews - and much, much more. Free for patrons - just login with your library card!

How to Start
  • SCPL Book Club How-to's
    Printable Library brochure with tips for setting up a book discussion group. Also lists resources that are helpful in finding new books--and in researching authors.
Additional Resources
  • Amazon.com
    Amazon.com's recommendations for book discussion groups. Browsable by category.
  • SCPL Books & Reading Resources
    Links to online resources that will help you find new books, lists of award winners, and author information.

Book Kits

To help your book discussion group, we've gathered a collection of popular paperback titles and sorted them into kits which can be sent to you upon request.

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Upcoming Book Events...

There are no book events scheduled for the next 4 days.... See the Online Calendar for a full list of library events.