Books & More
"Never lend books - nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me."
— Anatole France
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 for AdultsBranciforte
- Branciforte Library Book Club
Branciforte Library Book Club meets every third Wednesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:00pm. Book selections are from the Library's Book Club kits.
Meets: Every third Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:00pm
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Reading guides browseable by title, author, or genre.
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...
Upcoming Book Events...
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