Forbes Library Book Discussion Groups

All book discussion groups at Forbes Library are drop-in and available to anyone with an interest.

Afternoon Book Discussionafternoon-book-discussion

Third Friday of the month at 1 PM

This is an informal librarian-led hour long discussion. The reading selections are mostly fiction choices with a sprinkling of non-fiction, genre fiction, and classics with an emphasis on books appealing to an eclectic taste as well as those with interesting points of discussion. Tea and light refreshments are served. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.

The Great BooksGreat Books 2

Third Monday of the Month at 7 PM

The Great Books discussion is structured in a think tank environment with the intention of gaining insight from other readers that one would not have by reading alone.  See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.

Italian Crime Fiction Book GroupItalian Crime Fiction Book Group

Meets every first Wednesday of the month at 3 PM in the Community Room. 

Are you frostbitten from reading all that Scandinavian noir? Put a little Mediterranean in your life—join our moderator Dick Abrams and explore the fascinating subject of Italian Crime Fiction.

forbes_mystery_iconMystery Book Discussion

Third Monday of the month (4th Monday when holiday) at  7 PM

Casual discussion with other mystery readers. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.


The Earth as seen from spaceNature and Environment Book Club

Second Wednesday of the Month at 7 PM

The Nature and Environment Book Club is a group devoted to the best of nature writing and environmental reporting with discussions on the second Wednesday of each month. Readers and writers interested in books ranging from such classics as Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek to topical reportage like Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction will want to join the conversation.

paradisecityParadise City Readers

First Monday of the month at 7 PM

Respectful, queer / LGBT-friendly, easy-going bunch who want an excuse to get out more and talk about books. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.


sci-fi-fantasySci-Fi and Fantasy Discussion

First Wednesday of the month at 7 PM

Anyone interested in Science Fiction or Fantasy is welcome. Although we focus on this month’s selection, we will discuss any topics related to Science Fiction or Fantasy, books or movies. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.


secondmondaySecond Mondays Book Discussion

Second Monday of the month at 6:30 PM

A book discussion group for those who love literature and lively discussion. Come if you love the book, come if you hate it, come if you’re not sure how you feel!