Chronological List of Upcoming Book Discussions

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

You may place holds on upcoming book discussion titles for yourself, or contact the library for assistance. We suggest placing holds a month or more in advance of the discussion date to allow adequate transit and reading time. Most book discussion titles are available in alternate formats for your convenience.

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 6:30 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.

forbes_mystery_iconMystery Book Discussion

Fourth Monday of the month 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 6:30 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 6:30 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.

Presidents Book Group IconPresidents Book Group

Fourth Monday at 7:30PM  (skips August and December) 

Join the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum’s Presidential Book Group to deepen your understanding of the American Presidency.  We are tracing the history of the presidency, beginning with George Washington, and watching how American democracy evolved in ways the Founders never anticipated. We examine how presidents, both celebrated and forgotten, grappled with slavery, economics, executive power and America’s role in the world. We also broaden our knowledge of Coolidge, how he determined the course of the modern Republican Party, and where his presidency fits in the American story.

sci-fi-fantasySci-Fi and Fantasy Discussion

First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 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!

Social Justice Book Discussion

Third Friday of the month at 3:00 PM

We strive to learn more about the world outside our own bubbles. We read both nonfiction and fiction on timely topics and in our discussions try to challenge our own assumptions without judging one another.