Book Discussion Groups
Join one of our lively book discussion groups and share your love of reading with others! Please contact individual locations for more details.
Central Library Second Sunday Book Group
Meets: Second Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Chappell Meeting Room
All are welcome to gather and converse about the selected book of the month. You are also encouraged to suggest book titles for upcoming months. No need to pre-register. Call 817-392-7701 for more information.
- April 14: Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family, by Thomas Mann
- May 12: To The Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
- June 9: Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis
- July 14: The Chosen, by Chaim Potok
- Aug. 11: Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance, by Lisa Alther
Ridglea Branch Avid Readers Club
Meets: First Monday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
Our group loves to talk about books! Our reading tastes vary widely, so everyone just brings in a stack of their recent reads and shares them with the group. We frequently discuss nonfiction, and select a variety of books to read around a theme, such as History, Mystery or Travel. No need to pre-register. Call 817-392-6631 for more information. Our upcoming themes are:
- May 6: Mysteries set outside of the U.S.A.
- June 3: Books made into films
- July 1: Heading Out to Wonderful, by Robert Goolrick
- No meeting in August
Southwest Regional Library Jim Lee Book Club
Meets: First Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Jim Lee Book Club discusses an eclectic selection of adult books. No need to pre-register—all are welcome to drop in. Call 817-392-5860 for more information.
- May 7: Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, by Jean Shepherd
- June 4: Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon
- July 2: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain
- Aug. 6: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
Summerglen Branch Non-Fiction Book Club
Meets: First Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
No ground rules about what we read—whatever non-fiction sounds interesting. Group members select the titles. Library staff provides reading group questions. You’re welcome to join us even if you haven’t read this month’s selection. No need to pre-register. For more information, call 817-392-5970
- May 2: Screwed! How Foreign Countries are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy and How Our Leaders Help Them Do It, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
- June 6: Argo : How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, by Antonio J. Mendez
- July 11: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, by Janet Reitman **Note date change due to 4th of July Holiday**
- Aug. 1: A Venetian Affair, by Andrea Di Robilant
The Book Group @ Summerglen
Meets: Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
No ground rules about what we read—whatever fiction sounds interesting. Group members select the titles. Library staff provides reading group questions. You’re welcome to join us even if you haven’t read this month’s selection. No need to pre-register. For more information, call 817-392-5970.
- April 18: The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman
- May 16: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
- June 20: There But For The, by Ali Smith
- July 18: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
- Aug. 15: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Updated 9 April 2013