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 2 PM
Apr 7 – Children of Men by P.D. James
May 5 – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Jun 2 – Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
Jul 7 – The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Sep 1 – Step on a Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Oct 6 – The Hat Box Mystery by Joyce Caudel and Vengeance Is Mine by Constance Brown Schroeder
Nov 3 – The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter

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 and The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Mar 24 – Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell
Apr 30 (special date) – 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!)
Jan 28 – Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
Feb 25 – The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Mar 25 – Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Apr 29 – It’s a reader’s choice! Biographies
May 27 – Room by Emma Donoghue
Jun 24 – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Jul 29 – One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
Aug 26 – It’s a reader’s choice! Read a book from the local author shelf.
Sep 30 – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Speaking by Susan Cain
Oct 28 – An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
Nov 18 (one week early due to the holiday) – The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
Dec 30 – It’s a reader’s choice! Read a children’s book.

Medical Lake

Second Monday of each month at 1pm
Apr 13 – Author Vern Hopkins will be attending to discuss his book, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
May 11 – Author Constance Brown Schroeder will be attending to discuss her book, Connie’s Memoirs
Jun, Jul, and Aug – The Book Club will not meet. Check back for the September selection.

Moran Prairie

Fourth Thursday of the month from 2-4pm
Nov 20 (Special date due to the holiday) – Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Dec 18 (Special date due to the holiday) – Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
Jan 22 – Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
Feb 26 – Call of the Wild by Jack London
Mar 26 – Round House by Louise Erdrich
Apr 23 – Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
May 28 – The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Jun 25 – The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Jul 23 – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Aug 27 – Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

North Spokane

Second Wednesday of each month from 7-8pm
Jul 8 – Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman
Aug 12 – War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation by Cindy Hval
Sep 9 – The Martian by Andy Weir
Oct 14 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Nov 18 (one week later due to Veterans Day holiday closure) – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Dec 9 – Cookbook Potluck – Bring a dish and the cookbook it came from, and feast with us! Please list ingredients for those with allergies.
Jan 13 – The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Feb 10 – Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Mar 9 – The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac by Sharma Shields
Apr 13 – Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Spokane Valley

Third Wednesday of each month from 2-4pm
Jun 17 – State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Jul 15 – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Aug 19 – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Sep 16 – Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark
Oct 21 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Nov 18 – Winston Churchill biographies
Dec 16 – Go Set a Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Jan 20 – Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free by Hector Tobar
Feb 17 – The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Mar 16 – Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye
Apr 20 – Face of the Enemy: A New York in Wartime Mystery by Joanne Dobson and Beverle Graves Myers

View all Book Clubs on the Events Calendar