Book Clubs

Everyone is welcome! Read the books then join fellow book lovers at the library to listen and share your thoughts.

Book Discussion to Go bags – SCLD offers a variety of Book Discussion to Go bags on select titles to use in your own book clubs. Each bag contains 10 copies of a book, discussion questions, author information, and tips on leading and participating in book discussions. Some bags may also include a large print and/or audio copy as well.

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Literary Calendar – Find more literary events in Spokane

Airway Heights
Cheney
Deer Park
Medical Lake
Moran Prairie
North Spokane
Spokane Valley
Online Book Clubs

Airway Heights

First Tuesday of the month at 1 PM
Apr 1 – War Brides by Lois Battle
May 6 – A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute
Jun 3 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Jul 1 – Cybercrime: Mysteries and Suspense book talk led by Librarian Kandy Brandt
Sep 2 – The Passions of Dr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan
Oct 7 – Books by the authors Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear
Nov 4 – Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
Dec 2 – The Autobiography of Santa Claus as told to Jeff Guinn

Cheney

Fourth Tuesday of each month September through May (except December) at 7pm. For more information email joan.trc@gmail.com
Sep 23 – Letters from Brackham Wood: A Moira Edwards Mystery by Rita Gard Seedorf and Margaret Albi Verhoef
Oct 28 – Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Nov 25 – Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
Jan 27 – The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini
Feb 24 – Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
Mar 24 – Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell
Apr 28 – How It All Began by Penelope Lively
May 26 – I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

Deer Park

Last Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm (bring a brown bag lunch!)
Jul 30 – Defending Jacob by William Landay
Aug 27 – It’s a reader’s choice! Frank Lloyd Wright
Sep 24 – The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
Oct 29 – Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
Nov 19 – Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or, How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper
Dec 31 – It’s a reader’s choice! Read a humourous book.
Jan 28 – Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
Feb 25 – Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Mar 25 – The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Apr 29 – It’s a reader’s choice! Biographies

Medical Lake

Second Monday of each month at 1pm
Sep 8 – Bridging the Gap between Christians and Filipino Muslims: A Memoir by Eufemia Tobias Munn, who will be leading the discussion in person
Oct 13 – Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Nov 10 – American Fever: A Biography of Ole Ruud, Pioneer of the Washington Territory by Esther Ruud Stradling, who will be leading the discussion in person

Moran Prairie

Fourth Thursday of the month from 2-4pm
Mar 27 – Books by Connie Willis
Apr 24 – The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
May 22 – Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
Jun 26 – People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Jul 24 – Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro
Aug 28 – Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Oct 23 – Meet authors Sharma Shields, Chris Cook, Kevin Taylor, Kris Dinnison, and Sheri Boggs as they discuss their contributions in the book, Spokane Shorties: Writers Search for Meaning in Spokane: or for Spare Change, Leftover Pizza, Half-Killed 40s..

North Spokane

Second Wednesday of each month from 7-8pm
Jun 11 – Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Jul 9 – The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Aug 13 – Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
Sep 10 – In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
Oct 8 – Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Nov 12 – Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
Dec 10 – American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things by Bob Dotson
Jan 14 – The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
Feb 11 – The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Mar 11 – Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
Apr 8 – Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Spokane Valley

Third Wednesday of each month from 2-4pm
Aug 20 – O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Sep 17 – The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Oct 15 – The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Nov 19 – One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Dec 17 – The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans by John Bailey
Jan 21 – During the Reign of the Queen of Persia by Joan Chase
Feb 18 – One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
Mar 18 – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Apr 15 – My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayer
May 20 – Call of the Wild by Jack London

View all Book Clubs on the Events Calendar