Book Groups and Online Book Clubs

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Book Groups

The Library offers two traditional book clubs for our readers who like their books accompanied with robust discussion of themes, character development, and critique. If that sounds like you, then you belong in one of our traditional book clubs!  New participants are always encouraged and welcome -- just read the book for that month and drop in on the meeting. Join one or all, it’s all good stuff.

Important Notices Regarding Our Book Groups:

  • It's always a good idea to check our Calendar for last-minute changes or cancellations.
  • For more information about our book groups, please call the Library at 303-651-8472.
  • Participation in all book groups and online book clubs is free, unless otherwise noted.
  • Comuníquese con Amy al 303-651-8783 para información en español.
  • These programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Library.

The Friends of the Longmont Library generously support library programs and services.

First Thursdays Book Group

The First Thursdays Book Group meets at 2 pm on (you guessed it!) the first Thursday of each month, unless that day falls on a holiday.

   First thursdays book selections, 2019
 Book Title, Author
 Jan 3
The Girl With Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story, by Hyeonseo Lee
 Feb 7
Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann
March 7
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies, by Ben Macintyre
April 4
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, by Helen Thorpe
May 2
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor
June 6
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, by Sy Montgomery
July 11
Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life, by Karen Karbo
Aug 1
Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
Sept 5
Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History, by Dan Flores
Oct 3
The Devil’s Highway: A True Story, by Luis Urrea
Nov 7
Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Dec 5

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Second Mondays Book Group

The Second Mondays Book Group meets at 7 pm on (another tough guess!) the second Monday of each month, unless that day falls on a holiday.

  Second mondays book selections, 2019
 Book Title, Author
Jan 14
State of Wonder, by Anne Patchett
Feb 11
Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
March 11
Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
April 8
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
May 13
The Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe
June 10
The House Girl, by Tara Conklin
July 8
The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin
August 12
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
September 9 
Bannerless, by Carrie Vaughn
October  14
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson
November 4
Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, by Maria Semple (Note new meeting date due to Veteran's Day)
December 9
 The Chili Queen, by Sandra Dallas

Online Book Clubs

Do you prefer the online experience? Through one of our premium services, the Longmont Library is able to offer patrons access to 12 (that's right, 12!) online book clubs, depending on what you like to read.  Pick from:

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Romance
  • Good News
  • Teen Club
  • Business
  • Audio Books
  • Mystery
  • Sci-Fi
  • Thriller
  • Pre-Publication
  • Penguin Classics

Truly something for every reader!  This premium service, available only with a Longmont Library card, also includes exclusive weekly interviews and pictures with authors and book giveaways. So, get your library card ready and head over to our virtual book club world to join the conversations!

The Books in a Bag Collection

Click here to learn about the library's Books in a Bag collection.Have your own book group or thinking about starting one?  The Library has done all the legwork for you!  Use our Books in a Bag program to jump start organizing your book group or as resources for an existing book group.  Click the button to learn more about the program! 

The library has over a dozen bags with all the items you'll need to create a whole experience.

Experience Bags: A Whole New Library Experience

This collection consists of more than a dozen canvas bags stuffed full of books, movies, and games related to various television or movie series or exotic destinations. Rather than simply reading books or watching a movie series, Experience Bags provide a whole different level of engagement. Click the button to learn more about this fun collection!

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