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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.

Peace, Locomotion, by Jacqueline Woodson
August Book Selection:

Peace, Locomotion, by Jacqueline Woodson

Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.

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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.

Leaving Atlanta, by Tayari Jones
August Book Selection:

Leaving Atlanta, by Tayari Jones

It was the end of summer, a summer during a two-year nightmare. African American children around Atlanta were vanishing, and twenty-nine would be murdered by the end of 1981. Like all kids across the city, fifth-grade classmates Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison were discovering that back-to-school now meant special safety lessons, indoor recess, and being thrown into a world their parents couldn't comprehend, one in which the everyday challenges of growing up were coupled with constant fear – and the news of the murders of one's peers.

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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.

Color of Water, by James McBride
August Book Selection

Color of Water, by James McBride

The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos" with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes full of pep and fire," herded her brood to Manhattan's free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain.

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McMath Library

Book Club at the End of the Universe

Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. This is a science fiction and fantasy literary discussion group. Registration is not required.

Girlfriends, Books, and Brunch

Meetings are held once a month on Saturdays. Enjoy light snacks and share lively conversation about the monthly book selection. 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 last Thursday of every month at 12:30 pm. Members read whatever they choose and share with the group. Bring you brown bag lunch and join us for a lively discussion.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg
September Book Selection

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, by Fannie Flagg

A tale of two women – the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth – who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present – for Evelyn – will never be quite the same again…

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Nixon Library

Book Chat

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. This is an informal book club where we discuss books we’ve read, are reading, or would like to read and share our opinions with the group.

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.

Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
August Book Selection

Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue – in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party.

When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family – Hannah – who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened.

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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

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride, by Daniel Brown
August Book Selection

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride, by Daniel Brown

A chronicle of the mid-nineteenth-century wagon train tragedy draws on the perspectives of one of its survivors, Sarah Graves, recounting how her new husband and she joined the Donner party on their California-bound journey and encountered violent perils, in an account that also offers insight into the scientific reasons that some died while others survived.

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Sanders Library

Book Chats

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. Share and discuss books you are currently reading. All genres and people are welcome. 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.

The Sweetness of the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley
September Book Selection

The Sweetness of the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley

Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, must exonerate her father of murder. Armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together and examine new suspects, she begins a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.

Upcoming Book Schedule

Terry Library

Book Lover's Book Club

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month, August through May, at 11:00 a.m. Selections include fiction and non-fiction. Call the library at 228-0129 for selections.

Suspicious Minds Mystery Lovers Book Club

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Mystery lovers discuss a new book each month. Call the library at 228-0129 for selections.


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.

Liar's Club: a Memoir, by Mary Karr
August Book Selection

Liar’s Club: a Memoir, by Mary Karr

Karr's comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger's – a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all.

Upcoming Book Schedule

Williams Library

Ladies of Little Rock Book Club

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month at 11:00 am. These ladies discuss a new book each month. Contact the library at 501-376-4282 for selections.


Off-Site: Vino's, 7th & Chester

Word Virus Book Club

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month at noon.

The Quantum Thief, by Hannu Rajaniemi
September Book Selection

The Quantum Thief, by Hannu Rajaniemi

Broken free from a nightmarish distant-future prison by a mysterious woman who offers him his life back if he will complete the ultimate heist he left unfinished, con man Jean le Flambeur is pursued in worlds where people communicate through shared memories.

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