Book Clubs

Book Walk

What: Book Walk is an outdoor, walking book club Every month, we discuss a mystery/thriller while enjoying an informal, one-hour walk around Washington Park and West Salem. Bring comfortable shoes and a water bottle. You'll have time after the walk to enjoy the Farmers Market Bring comfortable shoes and a water and let's go! We walk from 10-11am, leaving an hour to enjoy the market. .
When: Second Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Where: We meet at Cobblestone Farmers' Market

Who: Join the club and RSVP for each meeting you plan to attend so you'll receive weather update emails the morning of the walk. Email Cay for more information.

2024 dates and titles:
Jan. 6: The Family Game by Catherine Steadman
Feb. 3: The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz
March 2: Night House by Jo Nesbo√ł
April 6: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
May 4: The Devil's Playground Craig Russell
June 10: Maeve Fly by CJ Leede
July 8: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Aug. 3: Starter Villian by John Scalzi
Sept. 7: Liar, Dreamer, Thief by Maria Dong
Oct. 14: Mary by Nat Cassidy
Nov. 4: The Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Dec. 9: Spells for Forgetting by Adriennne Young

Click on a title in the carousel to place a hold on a title for an upcoming book club meeting or a previous month's selection. You can also call the branch to reserve a copy of the book.

High School Book Club

When: Fourth Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Where: Southside Branch Auditorium
Who: Call 336-703-2980 for more information.

2024 dates and titles:
March 28: A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy Lin
April 25: The Bad Onesby Melissa Albert
May 30: Tender Beasts by Liselle Samburg
June 27: The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
July 25: Watership Down by Richard Adams
Aug. 29: Promise Boys by Nick Brooks
Sept. 26: Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Oct. 31: The Call by Peader O'Guilin
Nov. 21: Swing by Kwame Alexander
Dec. 19: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Holly Black

Click on a title in the carousel to place a hold on a title for an upcoming book club meeting or a previous month's selection. You can also call the branch to reserve a copy of the book.

Middle School School Book Club

When: Second Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Where: Southside Branch Auditorium
Who: Call 336-703-2980 for more information.

2024 dates and titles:
March 14: When you Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
April 11: Dear Mothman by Robin Gow
May 9: It Found Us by Lindsay Currie
June 13: Hello, Universe by Erin Estrada
July 11: The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
Aug. 8: Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton
Sept. 12: To Catch a Thief by Martha Brockenbrough
Oct. 10: The Cursed Moon by Angela Cervantes
Nov. 14: The Bellwoods Game by Celia Krampien
Dec. 12: Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson

Click on a title in the carousel to place a hold on a title for an upcoming book club meeting or a previous month's selection. You can also call the branch to reserve a copy of the book.

Southside Book Club

What: This traditional and well-established book club provides dynamic conversations and excellent snacks. We have eclectic book choices that incorporate the tastes of the whole group.
When: Second Mondays at 6 p.m.
Where: Southside Branch Auditorium

Who: Join the club and email Cay for more information.

2024 dates and titles:
Jan. 8: Chopped by Dale Pollock
Feb. 8: The One by JOhn Marrs
March 11: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Gramus
April 8: Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
May 13: The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok
June 10: The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
July 8: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Aug. 12: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Sept. 9: Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
Oct. 14: The Quarry Girls by Jess Louery
Nov. 4: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
Dec. 9: Trust by Hernan Diaz

Click on a title in the carousel to place a hold on a title for an upcoming book club meeting or a previous month's selection. You can also call the branch to reserve a copy of the book.

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Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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