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 Book Group
Meets: Second Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Adult Services Meeting Room on the bottom floor of the library.
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.
- Jan. 10: The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
- Feb. 14: Beloved, by Toni Morrison
- March 13: On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
- April 10: The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
- May 15: Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry
- June 12: Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
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:
- Jan. 4: Texas History
- Feb. 1: Books based on movies or made into movies
- March 7: Women’s History
- April 4: Free Read
- May 2: Hobbies
- June 6: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Southwest Regional Library Jim Lee Book Club
Meets: First Monday 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.
- Jan. 4: Buffalo Trail, by Jeff Guinn
- Feb. 1: The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion
- March 7: Last Bus to Wisdom, by Ivan Doig
- April 4: No Asylum, by Steve Sherwood
- May 2: Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in the Piazza Vittorio, by Amara Lakhous
- June 6: Some Luck, by Jane Smiley
Summerglen Branch Non-Fiction Book Club
Meets: First Monday 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.
- Jan. 4: Hope: A Memoir for Survival in Cleveland, by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus
- Feb. 1: The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, by A. J. Jacobs
- March 7: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, by Malcolm Gladwell
- April 4: Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal, by Mary Roach
- May 2: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan
- June 6: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande
The Book Group @ Summerglen
Meets: Third Monday 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.
- Jan. 25: What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty - Date Change due to MLK Holiday
- Feb. 15: Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee
- March 21: Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
- April 18: The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
- May 16: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
- June 20: The Truth According to Us, by Annie Barrows
Last updated: Dec. 15, 2015