Book Clubs



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Fletcher Library

Evening Book Discussion

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the checkout desk. Call (501) 663-5457 for more details. Registration is not required.

Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly
November Book Selection:

Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly

Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded.

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Lunchtime Book Group

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the checkout desk. Bring your lunch; drinks are provided. Call (501)663-5457 for more details. Registration is not required.

Lone Wolf, by Jodi Picoult
November Book Selection:

Lone Wolf, by Jodi Picoult

Twenty-four-year-old Edward Warren, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: his dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara. With her father's chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father's organs. Is he motivated by altruism or revenge?

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Maumelle Library

Maumelle's Second Monday Book Club

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call (501) 851-2551 for more details. Registration is not required.

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan
November Book Selection

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan

Presents an oral history of the dust storms that devastated the Great Plains during the Depression, following several families and their communities in their struggle to persevere despite the devastation.

Upcoming Books:
  • December 8: TBA
2nd Monday "No Borders" Book Club
2nd Monday Book Club

The 2nd Monday "No Borders" Book Club is a new kind of book club - one that will fit your schedule! It is an expansion of the existing Maumelle Library's 2nd Monday Book Club. With a growing interest in the book club mixed with the busy schedules of the readers, we open the book club to online discussion and online participation.

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McMath Library

Girlfriends, Books, and Brunch

Meetings are held once a month on Saturdays. Call (501) 225-0066 for exact day and time each month. Registration is not required.


Milam Library

Adult Book Chat

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every month at 12:30 pm. and will feature a book of the month. The book will be available for checkout at the circulation desk in advance. Bring you brown bag lunch and join us for a lively discussion.

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
October Book Selection

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

Upcoming Book Schedule:
  • November 2014: TBA

Nixon Library

Nixon Book Worms

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the Circulation Desk.

Just Kids, by Patti Smith
October Book Selection

Just Kids, by Patti Smith

In this memoir, singer-songwriter Patti Smith shares tales of New York City: the denizens of Max's Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner's, Brentano's and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe--the man who changed her life with his love, friendship, and genius.

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True Stories Book Club

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the Circulation Desk

North Toward Home, by Willie Morris
November Book Selection

North Toward Home, by Willie Morris

The journalist and author offers a memoir of coming of age during a time of great cultural, social, and political change, from his Southern childhood to his time in New York during the 1960s as editor of Harper's magazine

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Sanders Library

Book Chats

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. Members read whatever they choose and share with the group. Call (501) 835-7756 for more information.

The Page Turners

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m (there are no meetings in July or August). Members read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 835-7756 for more information.

Climbing the Mango Trees, by Madhur Jaffrey
November Book Selection

Climbing the Mango Trees, by Madhur Jaffrey

The best-selling author of An Invitation to Indian Cooking offers a charming memoir of growing up in Delhi, India, detailing life in a large family marked by dinners in which forty or more members of her extended family would enjoy the savory dishes of the region, recalling her childhood through the window of the food she experienced.

Upcoming Book Schedule

Terry Library

Book Lover's Book Club

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month, September through May, at 11:00 a.m. Members will read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 228-0129 for more details. Registration is not required, but appreciated.

My Thoughts be Bloody, by Nora Titone
October Book Selection

My Thoughts be Bloody, by Nora Titone

Nora Titone offers a provocative look into the life of John Wilkes Booth and reveals how a fierce sibling rivalry with his brother Edwin contributed to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Here, Titone takes readers beyond the conspiracy to murder Lincoln and examines how bitter tension within the Booth family, instead of the Civil War, is perhaps the main driving force behind John Wilkes Booth's actions.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • November 18: TBA
Suspicious Minds Mystery Lovers Book Club

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Members will read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 228-0129 for more details.

The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith
November Book Selection

The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • December 4: TBA
YA Book Club

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. A no requirements, no pressure book club for folks ages 13-18 years old. Pizza and drinks provided.

Saffy's Angel, by Hilary Kay
November Book Selection

Saffy's Angel, by Hilary Kay

After learning that she was adopted, thirteen-year-old Saffron's relationship with her eccentric, artistic family changes, until they help her go back to Italy where she was born to find a special memento of her past.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • December 18: TBA

Thompson Library

Evening Book Club

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month (no meeting in December) at 7:00 p.m. Members will read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 821-3060 for more details. Registration is not required, but appreciated.

Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
October Book Selection

Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

About a boy's quest through the secrets and shadows of postwar Barcelona for a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • November 25: TBA

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