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: 

January 9, 2019 - Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

February 13, 2019 - Heartburn by Nora Ephron

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

April 10, 2019 - The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window... by Jonas Jonasson

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 1, 2019 - The Night Villa by Carol Goodman

September 5, 2019 - Transatlantic by Colum McCann

October 3, 2019 - Two Old Women by Velma Wallis

November 7, 2019 - Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

December 5, 2019 - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

January 2, 2020 - The Past Came Hunting by Donnell Bell

February 6, 2020 - Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

March 5, 2020 - Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks

April 2, 2020 - Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

May 7, 2020 - The Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji

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 Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian visions are available in the PPLD collection and in the Penrose reference collection.

Meeting Date/Time: 

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

Schedule: 

February 12, 2019 - “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,” a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky

March 12, 2019 - Selection from Book 1 of Mencius by Mencius

April 9, 2019 - Selection from Book 7 of The Politics by Aristotle (meeting in the Children’s Room)

May 14, 2019 - “A Framework for Utopia” from Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick

June 11, 2019 - Selections from Books 14 and 19 of The City of God by Saint Augustine

July 9, 2019 - Selection from the pamphlet The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl

August 13, 2019 - Third essay from A New View of Society by Robert Owen

September 10, 2019 - “The Soul of Man Under Socialism,” an essay by Oscar Wilde

October 8, 2019 - “The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State, a selection from Chapter 5 of The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin

November 12, 2019 - A selection from the novel We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

December 10, 2019 - “The Machine Stops,” a short story by E. M. Forster

Contact: 
Wendy (719) 233-1411

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: 

August 13, 2019 - Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

September 10, 2019 - The Girl from Berlin by Ronald H. Balson

October 8, 2019 - Learning to See by Elise Hooper

November 12, 2019 - When the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

December 10, 2019 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles

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 21, 2019 - Agatha Christie Mysteries

September 18, 2019 - Rocky Mountain Mysteries

October 16, 2019 - Political Intrigue Mysteries

November 20, 2019 - Historical Mysteries

December 18, 2019 - Detective Lawyer Mysteries

January 15, 2020 - Southwest Setting Mysteries

February 19, 2020 - On the Same Page

March 18, 2020 - Classic Author Mysteries

April 15, 2020 - Recently Published Mysteries

May 20, 2020 - British Author Mysteries

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, x6704

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 Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

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 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

December 19, 2019 - The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window... by Jonas Jonasson

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: 

February 5, 2019 - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

March 5, 2019 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

April 2, 2019 - No Middle Name by Lee Child

May 7, 2019 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

June 4, 2019 - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

July 2, 2019 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

August 6, 2019 - Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

September 3, 2019 - Biographies on the Lewis & Clark Expedition (Reader’s Choice)

October 1, 2019 - APPR selection (TBD)

November 5, 2019 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

December 3, 2019 - Britt Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman

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

Ruth Holley Book Club

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: 

February 13, 2019 - These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy Turner

March 15, 2019 - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

April 19, 2019 - Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

May 17, 2019 - The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

June 21, 2019 - Little Bee by Chris Cleave

July 19, 2019 - The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

August 23, 2019 - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

September 20, 2019 - APPR selection

October 18, 2019 - In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White

November 22, 2019 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

December 20, 2019 - The Next Thing On My List by Jill Smolinski

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

Schedule: 

January 31, 2019 - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

February 28, 2019 - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

March 28, 2019 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

April 25, 2019 - Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah

May 30, 2019 - Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbens

June 27, 2019 - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

July 25, 2019 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kierman

August 29, 2019 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

September 26, 2019 - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

October 31, 2019 - All Pikes Peak Reads

November 29, 2019 - The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

December 19, 2019 - A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

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.

F – Fiction
HF – Historical Fiction
NF – Non Fiction
BCB – Book Club Book

Meeting Date/Time: 

3rd Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Schedule: 

January 16, 2019 - Japan - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee - HF

February 20, 2019 - England - The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey - NF, BCB

March 20, 2019 - Russia - Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys - HF, BCB

April 17, 2019 - Yemen - The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers - NF

May 15, 2019 - Italy - My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante - HF

June 19, 2019 - Ireland - Time Pieces by John Banville - NF

July 17, 2019 - Greece - Outline: a novel by Rachel Cusk - F

August 21, 2019 - Deserts - The Immeasurable World by William Atkins - NF

September 18, 2019 - Japan - The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama - HF

October 16, 2019 - France - Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard - NF

November 20, 2019 - Russia - A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen - F

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