Book Clubs


 

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Fletcher Library

Evening Book Discussion

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the checkout desk. Call (501) 663-5457 for more details. Registration is not required.

Bossypants, by Tina Fey
April Book Selection:

Bossypants, by Tina Fey

From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Upcoming Books:
  • May 2015: TBA
Lunchtime Book Group

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the checkout desk. Bring your lunch; drinks are provided. Call (501)663-5457 for more details. Registration is not required.

Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan
April Book Selection:

Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan

The story of twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan and the life-saving discovery of the autoimmune disorder that nearly killed her – and that could perhaps be the root of "demonic possessions" throughout history.

Upcoming Books:
  • May 2015: TBA

Maumelle Library

Maumelle's Second Monday Book Club

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call (501) 851-2551 for more details. Registration is not required.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
April Book Selection

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford

Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, this debut novel tells the heartwarming story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko Okabe.

Upcoming Books:
  • May 2015: TBA
2nd Monday "No Borders" Book Club
2nd Monday Book Club

The 2nd Monday "No Borders" Book Club is a new kind of book club - one that will fit your schedule! It is an expansion of the existing Maumelle Library's 2nd Monday Book Club. With a growing interest in the book club mixed with the busy schedules of the readers, we open the book club to online discussion and online participation.

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McMath Library

Girlfriends, Books, and Brunch

Meetings are held once a month on Saturdays. Call (501) 225-0066 for exact day and time each month. Registration is not required.


Milam Library

Adult Book Chat

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every month at 12:30 pm. and will feature a book of the month. The book will be available for checkout at the circulation desk in advance. Bring you brown bag lunch and join us for a lively discussion.

The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history, by Robert M. Edsel
March Book Selection

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel

The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command.

Upcoming Book Schedule:
  • April 2015: TBA

Nixon Library

Nixon Book Worms

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the Circulation Desk.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson
March Book Selection

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson

Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.

Upcoming Book Schedule:
  • April 2015: TBA
True Stories Book Club

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the Circulation Desk

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, by Peggy Orenstein
April Book Selection

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, by Peggy Orenstein

Reveals the dark side of pink and pretty and offers ways to prevent raising daughters who only care about image.

Upcoming Book Schedule:
  • May 2015: TBA

Sanders Library

Book Chats

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. Members read whatever they choose and share with the group. Call (501) 835-7756 for more information.


Terry Library

Book Lover's Book Club

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month, September through May, at 11:00 a.m. Members will read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 228-0129 for more details. Registration is not required, but appreciated.

The Pope's Daughter, by Caroline Murphy
April Book Selection

The Pope's Daughter, by Caroline Murphy

A vivid biography set against the backdrop of the Italian Renaissance reveals the unusual story of Felice della Rovere, the illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, who became one of the most powerful and accomplished women of her era.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • May 2015: TBA
Suspicious Minds Mystery Lovers Book Club

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Members will read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 228-0129 for more details.

Still Life, by Louise Penny
April Book Selection

Still Life, by Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • May 2015: TBA
YA Book Club

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. A no requirements, no pressure book club for folks ages 13-18 years old. Pizza and drinks provided.

Chains: Seeds of America, by Laurie Halse Anderson
April Book Selection

Chains: Seeds of America, by Laurie Halse Anderson

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • May 2015: TBA

Thompson Library

Evening Book Club

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month (no meeting in December) at 7:00 p.m. Members will read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 821-3060 for more details. Registration is not required, but appreciated.

The Love of a Good Woman, by Alice Munro
March Book Selection

The Love of a Good Woman, by Alice Munro

In nineteenth-century England, Dorthea Brooke's wishes to defy social conventions are inhibited by the strict nature of her surroundings.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • April 2015: TBA

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