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.
- 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
- July 9: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
- August 13: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- September 10: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- October 8: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
- November 12: Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe
- December 10: The Cave by Jose Saramago
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:
- June 5: Books Made Into Movies
- July 3: What Else are You Reading
- no meeting in August
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.
- June 5: Silver City, by Jeff Guinn
- July 10: Waterloo by Karen Olsson - Date Change - 4th of July Holiday
- August 7: Early Warning by Jane Smiley
- September 11: After You by JoJo Moyes - Date Change - Labor Day Holiday
- October 2: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
- November 6: The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson
- December 4: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
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.
- June 5: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
- July 3: If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty by Eric Metaxas
- August 7: Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett
- September 11: Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright - Date Change - Labor Day Holiday
- October 2: American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin
- November 6: The Bad-Ass librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
- December 4: Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times by Al Roker and Deborah Roberts with Laura Morton
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.
- June 19: The Hypnotist’s Love Story, by Liane Moriarty
- July 17: A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama
- August 21: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
- September 18: True Sisters by Sandra Dallas
- October 16: All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
- November 20: The Girl on the Train
- December 18: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, translated from Swedish by Rod Bradbury
Last updated: May 16, 2017