All PPLD Book Clubs

Briargate Book Club - General Interest

A general interest book club for all ages and backgrounds at Library 21c. New members welcome and registration is not required. Book selection may change due to availability.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Schedule: 

November 14, 2018 - The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

December 12, 2018 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

January 9, 2019 - The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window... by Jonas Jonasson

February 13, 2019 - Heartburn by Nora Ephron

March 13, 2019 - The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

April 10, 2019 - Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

May 8, 2019 - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

June 12, 2019 - The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

July 10, 2019 - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

August 14, 2019 - Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

September 11, 2019 - APPR Selection

October 9, 2019 - Redeployment by Phil Klay

November 13, 2019 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

December 11, 2019 - Miracle and Other Christmas Stories by Connie Willis

Cheyenne Mountain Fiction Book Club

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.

Meeting Date/Time: 

1st Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Schedule: 

August 2, 2018 - The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

September 6, 2018 - The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

October 4, 2018 - APPR 2018 Title - The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe

November 1, 2018 - Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

December 6, 2018 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

January 3, 2019 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

February 7, 2019 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

March 7, 2019 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriaty

April 4, 2019 - Gold! by Ian Neligh

May 2, 2019 - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Contact: 
Call (719) 633-6278 for more information.
Genres: 

Falcon Book Club

The Falcon Book Club meets every fourth Tuesday at High Prairie Library at 6 p.m. New members are always welcomed and registration is not required.

Meeting Date/Time: 

4th Tuesdays, 6 p.m.

Contact: 
Please email Karen Wood at krwoodco@msn.com for more information and schedule.

Great Books Classics

Discussions take place at Penrose Library in the Aspen meeting room. Discussions are open to everyone and registration is not required.

Copies of The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program First Series and Reader Aid are available in the PPLD collection.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Tuesdays from 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.

Schedule: 

January 9, 2018 - Selection from The Moral Sense of Man and the Lower Animals by Charles Darwin

February 13, 2018 - Othello by William Shakespeare

March 13, 2018 - First two sections of “Of Justice and Injustice” from A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

April 10, 2018 - Section “The Power of the Majority” from Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

May 8, 2018 - Section “Individual Freedom” from The Philosophy of Money by Georg Simmel

June 12, 2018 - Antigone by Sophocles

July 10, 2018 - “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin

August 14, 2018 - Party!

September 11, 2018 - Selection from Utopia by Thomas More and “Utopia” by Wislawa Szymborska

October 9, 2018 - Selections from The Iliad by Homer and “The Shield of Achilles” by W. H. Auden

November 13, 2018 - Selection from A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit

December 11, 2018 - “Time” by Riichi Yokomitsu

Contact: 
Wendy (719) 233-1411

Lunch and a Book

Bring your lunch to the Ruth Holley Library study room and join the discussion! Hot beverages and ice water will be served.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Wednesdays at noon

Schedule: 

Selections are decided each month and depend on availability. Call (719) 597-5377 for titles.

Contact: 
Call (719) 597-5377 to register.
Genres: 

Manitou Springs Undercover Book Club

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.

Meeting Date/Time: 

3rd Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m.

Schedule: 

The books to be discussed are available at the Manitou Springs Library one month in advance.

Contact: 
Call 685-5206 for more information.

Monumental Bookworms

Join an evening book club located at the Monument Library. New members are always welcome and registration is not required. Monumental Bookworms will read and discuss one of the following titles. Please call the Monument Library at (719) 488-2370 with any questions.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Schedule: 

November 14, 2017 - Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

December 12, 2017 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

January 9, 2018 - The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

February 13, 2018 - The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

March 13, 2018 - Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

April 10, 2018 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

May 8, 2018 - Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

June 12, 2018 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

July 10, 2018 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman

Contact: 
Call (719) 488-2370 for more information.
Genres: 

Monumental Readers

Located at the Monument Library, new members are always welcome and registration is not required.

Monumental Readers will read and discuss one of the following titles. Please call the Monument Library at (719) 488-2370 to find out the book for this month.

Meeting Date/Time: 

3rd Fridays at 10 a.m.

Schedule: 

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

Two Nuts in Italy by Sue Ellen Haning

Faithful Place by Tana French

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Contact: 
Call (719) 488-2370 for more information.

Mystery Book Club

Located at the Cheyenne Mountain Library, the Mystery Book Club 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.

Meeting Date/Time: 

3rd Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Schedule: 

August 15, 2018 - Summer Favorite

September 19, 2018 - Crime on Campus

October 17, 2018 - Antique Mystery

November 21, 2018 - Medical Mystery

December 19, 2018 - Holiday Mystery

January 16, 2019 - Archaeological Mystery

February 20, 2019 - On the Same Page

March 20, 2019 - Funny Mystery

April 17, 2019 - Medieval Mystery

May 15, 2019 - Legal Mystery

Contact: 
Call 633-6278 for more information.

Mystery Lovers Book Group at Library 21c

A book group for mystery lovers. All ages are welcome. A wide variety of mysteries will be provided. Registration is not required.

Meeting Date/Time: 

3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m. (except for December, which is 2rd Thursday) in room B3

Schedule: 

December 13, 2018 (room B2) - The Steel Kiss by Jeffrey Deaver

January 17, 2019 - Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Cromie

February 21, 2019 - Promise Not To Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

March 21, 2019 - Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman

April 18, 2019 - The Golden Egg by Donna Leon

May 16, 2019 - Fallout by Sara Paretsky

June 20, 2019 - The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

July 18, 2019 - Man Overboard by J.A. Jance

August 15, 2019 - A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux

September 19, 2019 - Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

October 17, 2019 - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

November 21, 2019 - Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

December 12 (2nd Thursday), 2019 - Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Contact: 
Barb Keiser at 531-6333, x 6704

Old Colorado City Book Group

Located at the Old Colorado City Library, everyone is welcome to this book group. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Meeting Date/Time: 

4th Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (except for November and December, which is 3rd Thursdays)

Schedule: 

December 20, 2018 - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

January 24, 2019 - In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

February 28, 2019 - Moonglow by Michael Chabon

March 28, 2019 - Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

April 25, 2019 - The Overstory by Richard Powers

May 23, 2019 - The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window... by Jonas Jonasson

June 28, 2019 - Less: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer

July 25, 2019 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

August 22, 2019 - The Lost City of Z by David Grann

September 26, 2019 - All Pikes Peak Reads (TBA)

October 24, 2019 - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

November 21, 2019 - The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

December 19, 2019 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Palmer Lake Book Group

The Palmer Lake Book Group meets at the Palmer Lake Library and welcomes new members.

Meeting Date/Time: 

1st Fridays at 9 a.m.

Contact: 
Call (719) 481-2587 for more information and to request a copy of the current selection.

Rockrimmon Mostly Fiction Book Club

The Rockrimmon Mostly Fiction Book Club meets at the Rockrimmon Library. New members welcome and registration is not required.

Meeting Date/Time: 

1st Tuesdays from 1 - 2 p.m.

Schedule: 

January 2, 2018 - A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly

February 6, 2018 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

March 6, 2018 - The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

April 3, 2018 - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

May 1, 2018 - Deadly Currents by Beth Groundwater

June 5, 2018 - The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

July 3, 2018 - The Round House by Louise Erdrich

August 7, 2018 - The Whip by Karen Kondazian

September 4, 2018 - Charles Dickens biography (readers' choice)

October 2, 2018 - APPR selection (TBD)

November 6, 2018 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

December 4, 2018 - The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window by Jonas Jonasson

Contact: 
Call (719) 593-8000 for more information.
Genres: 

Sand Creek Book Club

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.

Meeting Date/Time: 

Last Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Contact: 
Call (719) 597-7070 for more information and the schedule.

World Traveler Book Club

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.

Book selections are subject to change based on availability.

Meeting Date/Time: 

3rd Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Schedule: 

January 17, 2018 - Sri Lanka - Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

February 21, 2018 - Ethiopia - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

March 21, 2018 - Korea - Please Look After Mom by Kyong-suk Sin

April 18, 2018 - Iran - Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji

May 16, 2018 - Great Britain - The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

June 20, 2018 - Italy - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

July 18, 2018 - Corfu - My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

August 15, 2018 - The Amazon - The Lost City of Z by David Grann

September 19, 2018 - Spain - The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti

October 17, 2018 - Mumbai - Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

November 14, 2018 - Australia - In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Contact: 
Call (719) 531-6333 x6334 for more information.