Join a Book Club at HCPL

Photo Credit: Book Club by Robert Michalove via Flickr Creative Commons
For many people, one of the only things better than reading a good book is talking about a good book, which explains the continuing popularity of book clubs and discussion groups across the country. Yet, book clubs are much more than a place to gab about a ripping good yarn. They’re a chance to meet new people, explore new areas of interest, and get good tips on what to read next, and sometimes, book clubs are a good way to get yourself featured on Voice of America. This is exactly what happened recently to one of Harris County Public Library's many book groups. VOA featured our Tomball College & Community Library’s Paranormal Book Club in a story about the growing popularity among older readers of supernatural romances aimed at young adults (See video below).

Across the system there are book discussion groups to suit just about any taste from  mysteries, science fiction, sports, inspirational,  classics and more. HCPL also has materials that will help start your own book club.

Now, we can’t promise you’ll become a media darling, but we can promise a group of people who love reading just as much as you do, who are eager to share their insights, knowledge and maybe even some cookies.
 

Book Clubs and Discussion Groups at HCPL

Atascocita Branch Library
Lunch 'n' Lit Book Club
Meets monthly. Bring your lunch and discuss a good book. For more information: 281-812-2162

Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
Mystery Book Club
Meets monthly. See branch calendar for dates, time and titles.
Evening Book Club
Meets monthly. See branch calendar for dates, time and titles.

Barbara Bush Branch Library @ Cypress Creek
Evening Book / Movie Club
Meets monthly. For more information: 281-376-4610
Afternoon Book Discussion
Meets monthly, contact library for upcoming titles and more information: 281-376-4610
Great Books Discussion Group
Meets monthly.  For more information: 281-353-1450

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
Clear Lake Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group
Meets monthly. No assigned reading. Introduce books you've read and get recommendations about what to read next.
Mystery Book Club 
Meets monthly. A list of titles for the year is available at the reference desk on the 2nd floor of the library.
Great Books Discussion Group
Meets monthly. A list of selections for the year is available at the reference desk on the 2nd floor of the library.
Hofstetter Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club
Meets monthly. Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bayarea_sff_bookclub/ for list of titles and more information.

Cy-Fair College Branch Library
Classics for Home Schooled Teens
Meets monthly. See branch calendar for dates, time and titles.
Sports Page Book Club
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. 1:00 - 2:00 PM.
Call 281-290-5276 for more information.
Club de lectura en Español
Meets monthly. See branch calendar for dates, time and titles.
Tween Book Club
Meets monthly. See branch calendar for dates, time and titles.
Registration required. Limit 24 tweens. Details
Books Without Borders Book Club
Each month's discussioin is facilitated by a different Lone Star College faculty member. Details
Contemporary Books for Everyone - Teens
Meets monthly. See branch calendar for dates, time and titles.
Registration required. Details
I Love a Mystery Book Club
Meets last Wednesday of each month at 12:00 PM in library room 215. Details
My First Book Club
Meets monthly. See branch calendar for dates, time and titles.
Registration required. Limit 24 children.

Evelyn Meador Branch Library
Book Club
Meets monthly. For more information: 281-474-9142

Fairbanks Branch Library
Book Club Meeting
Meets monthly. For more information: 713-466-4438

Katy Branch Library
Club Hispano de Libros
El club se reúne cada mes. Les invitamos a que todos los meses se reúna con nosotros para converser sobre un libro.
Book & Bite Club
Meets monthly. Come eat lunch with us and discuss a book between bites. (Food provided). For more information: 281-391-3509

Kingwood Branch Library
Book Discussion
Meets monthly. For more information: 281-360-6804

Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Branch LIbrary
Bear Creek Book Club
Meets monthly. For more information: 281-550-0885

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
Evening Book Club
Meets monthly. For more information: 281-492-8592
Mystery Book Club
All sleuths and sherlocks are encouraged to join this lively discussioin. For more information: 281-550-0885

North Channel Branch Library
North Channel Book Club
Meets monthly. For more information: 281-457-1631

Northwest Branch Library
Inspirational Book Club  (Christian Fiction)
Meets monthly. Christian Fiction. Learn about the authors, the stories and discuss the ideas presented in the books.
Reader's Perspective Book Club
Meets monthly. Share the books that you have read with other book-lovers!
Classic Readers Book Club
Meets monthly. Get reacquainted with Austen, Carroll, Hawthorne, Poe, Steinbeck, Stevenson and other great authors.

Octavia Fields Branch Library
Read It and Eat It Book Club
Meets monthly. Celebrates both books and food! Each book has a recipe related to the story itself, the region, or the time period of the book.

Stratford Branch Library
Stratford Book Club
For more information: 281-426-3521

Tomball College & Community Library
Afternoon Book Club
Meets monthly. Newcomers are welcome! For further information, contact the library at 832-559-4213. Light refreshments will be served.
Inspirational Book Club (Christian Fiction)
Meets monthly.  Newcomers are always welcome! For further information, contact the library at 832-559-4213. Light refreshments will be served.
Paranormal Book Club
Meets monthly. Newcomers are welcome. Book lovers of all ages are welcome, but some books will contain material inappropriate for a younger audience. Light refreshments will be served.
Nonfiction Book Club
Meets 3rd Tuesday each month at 3:00 PM in Rm. L212. For further information, contact the library at 832-559-4213. Light refreshments will be served.
After Austen Book Club
Meets monthly. Newcomers are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.
Mother / Daughter Book Club
Meets monthly. A book club for all mothers and their teenage daughters. Contact Kimberly the YA Librarian at 832-559-4200 for more details.
Mystery Book Club
Meets monthly. Newcomers are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

West University Branch Library
West U. Book Discussion Group
Meets monthly. For more information: 713-668-8273

Photo Credit: Book Club by Robert Michalove

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