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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.

Off the Record and Off the Record: Spinster Reads

Meets: Every other Monday 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

During the library closure for COVID 19, this group is meeting online via Zoom. Please send an email to get the link and more information.

What are you spinning? What are you buying? Learned to play a new instrument? Read a great article? Love the local scene? This is an open space to talk about these topics in these open-ended music chats! The first session (or sessions) of each month will be a music talk. The last meeting of the month will be a book club topic.

  • July 27: Book Discussion: Texas Musicians Biographies
  • August 10: Music Discussion
  • August 24: Book Discussion: Women in Music
  • Spetember 14: Music Discussion
  • September 28: Book Discussion: Any Genre
  • October 12: Music Discussion
  • October 26: Book Discussion: RIP - Deceased Musicians

“Stay at Home” Book Club

While our doors are temporarily closed, and in-person gatherings aren’t an option, we are hosting our “Stay At Home” Book Club over on Facebook. We hope you’ll join us there. Click here to join.

Virtual Teen Book Club

Fort Worth Public Library buildings remain temporarily closed to the public, but teen readers are encouraged to read and share their thoughts via a new virtual Teen Book Club. Hosted on Discord, the chat is designed for school-aged teen readers between 13 and 17.

The books selected for discussion will always be available for free as eBooks on Overdrive (and via the mobile Libby app). The first is With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo.

To join, download the free Beanstack app or visit fortworth.beanstack.org and find the Discord server link under the Let’s Link Up Badge.

Books and Brews

Meets: First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Cowtown Brewery, 1301 E Belknap St.

During the library closure for COVID 19, this group is meeting online via Zoom. Please send an email to get the link and more information.

Check out our newest book club at Cowtown Brewery. Enjoy great conversation, food and drink.

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.

During the library closure for COVID 19, this group is meeting online via Zoom. Please send an email to get the link and more information.

Northwest Branch

Holistic Parenting Book Club

Meets: Every other week on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

This group will be centered on parenting books and navigating through this holistic life thing which can be hard! So let’s all gather with our little ones and discuss what we learn and our personal journey along the way! No registration required, simply drop in! For more information, call 817-392-5420.

Temporarily on hold until the Library reopens

Ravenous Readers Book Club

Meets: The First Monday of the month at 6 p.m.

We read a variety of literary fiction from well-known and new authors alike. Join us for a good discussion, regardless if you’ve finished the book. No registration required, simply drop in! For more information, call 817-392-5420.

Temporarily on hold until the Library reopens

Rowdy Readers Book Club

Meets: The Third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

We read age appropriate diverse, challenged or banned books with a focus on relevant social issues. Parents are welcome to join in discussion and participate. Join us for a good conversation, regardless if you’ve finished the book! No registration required, simply drop in! For more information, call 817-392-5420.

Temporarily on hold until the Library reopens

Ridglea Branch Avid Readers Club

Meets: First Monday of the month at 1 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:

Temporarily on hold until the Library reopens

Southwest Regional Library

Book Club at Library Lane

Meets: Last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

We discuss an eclectic selection of adult books. No need to pre-register—all are welcome to drop in. Call 817-392-5860 for more information and the current month’s selection.

Temporarily on hold until the Library reopens

YA for Adults Book Club

Meets: The last Saturday of every even month at 2 p.m.

Calling all adults young at heart! Come discuss a wide selection of young adult books. No need to pre-register — all are welcome to drop in. Call 817-392-5860 for more information and the current month’s selection.

Temporarily on hold until the Library reopens

Summerglen Branch

Summerglen Branch Non-Fiction Book Club

Meets: First Monday of the month at 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.

Temporarily on hold until the Library reopens

The Book Group @ Summerglen

Meets: Third Monday of the month at 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.

Temporarily on hold until the Library reopens

Last updated: July 21, 2020