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 Board 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. 8: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
- Feb. 12: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Choderlos de Lacios
- March 12: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande
- April 9: Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann
- May 7: Go Tell It to the Mountain, by James Baldwin - Date Change - Mother’s Day
- June 11: The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics, by Daniel James Brown
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. 9: Non-Fiction - Date Change - New Year’s Holiday
- Feb. 6: Your Favorite Author
- March 6: Women’s History
- April 3: What Else are You Reading?
- May 1: Mysteries
- June 5: Books Made Into Movies
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. 9: A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, by Stephen Harrigan - Date Change - New Year’s Holiday
- Feb. 6: Canada, by Richard Ford
- March 6: My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante
- April 3: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
- May 1: The Little Red Chairs, by Edna O'Brien
- June 5: Silver City, by Jeff Guinn
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. 9: The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives, by Theresa Brown - Date Change - New Year’s Holiday
- Feb. 6: Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We “Catch” Mental Illness, by Harriet Washington
- March 6: We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese, by Elizabeth Norman
- April 3: White Trash: The 400-year Untold History of Class in America, by Nancy Isenberg
- May 1: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- June 5: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
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.
- Dec. 19: Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
- Jan. 23: The Last Child, by John Hart - Date Change - MLK Holiday
- Feb. 20: Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly
- March 20: Challenger Deep, by Neal Shusterman
- April 17: A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
- May 15: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, by Dominic Smith
- June 19: The Hypnotist’s Love Story, by Liane Moriarty
Last updated: Jan. 9, 2017