A general interest book club for all ages and backgrounds at the Briargate Library. New members welcome and registration is not required.
PPLD Book Clubs
Briargate Book Club - General Interest
2nd Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
January 9, 2013 - Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
February 13 - Radical Survivor by Nancy Saltzman: Author Visit!
March 13 - Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
April 10 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
May 8 - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
June 12 - How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara Samuel - Author Visit!
July 10 - Life of Pi by Yann Martel
August 14 - My Antonia by Willa Cather
September 11 - All Pikes Peak Reads Selection - TBD
October 9 - Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosnay
November 13 - Deadly Currents by Beth Groundwater - Author Visit!
December 11 - Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah
Fiction Book Club
1st Thursdays at 2 p.m.
The Fiction Book Club meets at Cheyenne Mountain Library and enjoys sharing a variety of authors and books in an open discussion format. The group is open to all and registration is not required.
September 5, 2013 - Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
October 3, 2013 - Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall
November 7, 2013 - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
December 5, 2013 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
January 4, 2014 - The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
February 6, 2014 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
March 6, 2014 - Rules Of Civility by Amor Towles
April 3, 2014 - The End Of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
May 1, 2014 - China Boy by Gus Lee
Great Books Classics
2nd Thursdays from 6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
January 10, 2013 - Hell Screen by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (GC5 - short story)
February 14 - The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness by Reinhold Niebuhr (GC5 - selection)
March 14 - Why Write? by Jean-Paul Sartre (GC5 - essay)
April 11 - No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre (play)
May 9 - Bright and Morning Star by Richard Wright (GC5 - short story)
June 13 - Human Personality by Simone Weil (GC5 - essay)
July 11 - A Still Moment by Eudora Welty (GC5 - short story)
August 8 - Annual summer dinner party for members who have attended previous meetings. Location will be sent out to the email list; we will not meet at Penrose.
September 12 - To Room Nineteen by Doris Lessing (GC5 - short story)
October 10 - Paradise Now (film)
November 14 - Edward Hopper and the Geometry of Despair by Geoffrey Bent (essay)
December 12 - Selected poems by e.e. cummings (somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond; Buffalo Bill's defunct; in Just-; anyone lived in a pretty how town; the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls) and planning for 2014
Manitou Springs Teen Book Club
2nd Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Manitou Springs Undercover Book Club
3rd Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The Undercover Book Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4-5 p.m. Fiction and non-fiction books are discussed. Guests and new members are welcome.
The books to be discussed are available at the Manitou Springs Library one month in advance.
3rd Fridays at 10 a.m.
Located at the Monument Library, new members are always welcome and registration is not required.
January 18, 2013 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
February 15 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
March 15 - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
April 19 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
May 17 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
June 21 - Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
July 19 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
August 16 - Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
September 20 - All Pikes Peak Reads 2013 Selection (TBA)
October 18 - Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
November 15 - The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
December 20 - Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Mystery Book Discussion Group
3rd Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Located at the Cheyenne Mountain Library, the Mystery Book Discussion Group enjoys sharing a variety of favorite mystery authors and books in an open discussion format. The group is open to everyone and registration is not required.
October 16, 2013 - Read a Martha's Vineyard mystery by Cynthia Riggs
November 20, 2013 - Courtroom Mystery
December 18, 3013 - Christmas/Holiday Mystery
January 15, 2014 - Animal Mystery (a mystery solved with the help of an animal)
February 19, 2014 - Private Investigator Mystery
March 19, 2014 - Medieval Mystery
April 16, 2014 - Author Visit - Laura DiSilverio
May 21, 2014 - Edgar Award Winning Mystery
Old Colorado City Book Group
4th Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (except for November and December, which is 3rd Thursdays)
Located at the Old Colorado City Library, everyone is welcome to this book group and encouraged to bring a lunch.
January 24, 2013 - Poetry, with a workshop by Price Strobridge
February 28 - Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
March 28 - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
April 25 - American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
May 23 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
June 27 - The Round House by Louise Erdich
July 25 - Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
August 22 - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
September 26 - All Pikes Peak Reads
October 24 - Benediction by Kent Haruf
November 21 - A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
December 19 - Doc by Maria Doria Russell
Palmer Lake Book Group
1st Fridays at 9 a.m.
The Palmer Lake Book Group meets at the Palmer Lake Library and welcomes new members.
Rockrimmon Mostly Fiction Book Club
1st Tuesdays from 1 - 3 p.m.
The Rockrimmon Mostly Fiction Book Club meets at the Rockrimmon Library. New members welcome and registration is not required.
Sand Creek Book Club
Last Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
The Sand Creek Book Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Sand Creek Library. The Sand Creek Group always welcomes new members.
Ute Pass Novel Characters
1st Fridays from 4:00 - 5:45 p.m.
This book club is for teens and tweens and meets at the Ute Pass Library.
World Traveler Book Club
3rd Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.
If you’re interested in other cultures and countries, this book club is for you. We will be exploring a multitude of places through the written word. Located at the East Library, everyone is welcome and registration is not required.
January 16, 2013 - Japan - 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
February 20 - France (WWII) - A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
March 20 - Argentina - A Young Wife by Pam Lewis
April 17 - Saudi Arabia - Girls of Riyadh by Rajāʼ ʻAbd Allāh Ṣāniʻ
May 15 - Nepal/Everest - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
June 19 - Europe (WWI) - My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
July 17 - Kenya - The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
August 21 - England/Roman - The Eagle by Rosemary Sutcliff
September 18 - France - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
October 16 - Bosnia - Twice Born by Margaret Mazzantini
November 20 - Ghana - Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey
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