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"...you may perhaps be brought to acknowledge that it is very well worthwhile to be tormented for two or three years of one's life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it."
from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
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 GroupsAptos
- 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 Book Discussion Group
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library!
Meets: Every third Thursday at 11:00am
- 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 Book Discussion Group
All adults are welcome. For more information, call (831) 427-7705.
Meets: Every first Wednesday of the month at 9:30am
- Lunchtime Literature
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
- 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: Fourth Wednesday of every month from 6:15-7:30 pm. The branch is closed after 6 pm but the front door will be open.
- The Teen Readers Guild
Book club for teens! The Teen Readers Guild is open to teens 13-18 and meets twice a month at the Felton branch. For more information call the Felton branch at (831) 427-7708.
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 3:30-4:30
- 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
- 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
- Scandinavian Cultural Center Book Club: Exploring Our Roots Through Literature
The group’s focus is on works depicting historical and cultural aspects of Scandinavian life. Registration is not required. Meeting dates are listed on the Cultural Center calendar. For more information contact Duane at email@example.com.
- The Literature of the Middle East and the Diaspora Book Group
The Chai Circle: Politics, Prose and Poems from the Islamic World/Diaspora meets monthly in and around Santa Cruz. Please visit the Facebook group (linked above) for more information.
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.
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.Learn more... Browse titles...
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