Book Groups

This children's book group meets at the Windsor Library and is for children in grades 2-5.  It meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons, in sessions of 6-8 weeks, to read books aloud together and to di

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After-School Book Group (grades 2-5)
September 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
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After-School Book Group for grades 2-5.

Join in a book discussion at the Healdsburg Senior Center. 

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m.

Fourth Tuesday of each month
Choose 12 - 1 p.m. or 1 - 2 p.m.

No sign-ups required. You may bring your lunch.

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Brown Bag Book Discussion
September 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
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book coverJoin us for a lively discussion of this month's title, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. In the Forum Room of the Central Library, downtown Santa Rosa, corner of 3rd and E. Bring lunch if you wish. Thank you Sonoma County Library Foundation for providing funding for the purchase of our book discussion books.

2nd Thursday of each month

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
In the Library's Forum Room

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Brown Bag Book Discussion Group
October 9, 2014 - 12:30pm
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book coverThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt No sign-ups required and feel free to bring your lunch, if you like.

Book discussions are free and open to the public. Discussions are in the Forum Room, Petaluma Library.

2nd Tuesday of the month at noon

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Brown Bag Book Discussion
October 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
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coverMajor Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson Please join us in the Helen Putnam Community Room for the Brown Bag Book Discussion. October's book selection is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Bring your lunch if you want and join us for a lively discussion. Free & open to the public. Copies of the monthly selection are available at the Reference Desk of the Petaluma Library. Ask at the Reference Desk for more information.

2nd Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.

On each discussion date, pick up a copy of the next book.

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Book Discussion: "A Paradise Built in Hell," by Rebecca Solnit
October 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
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coverPlease join us in the Pat Hare Community Room at the Cloverdale Library for an exciting discussion of A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit. Free and open to all. New and drop-in members welcome. Special thanks to the Sonoma County Library Foundation for generously providing funding to purchase most of our book discussion books.

Last Wednesday of every month.

Join us for the Foodie Book Club, where great food and great reads intersect. Ask at the library for the current meeting menu. For adults and mature teens.

Join us on a journey through the literary canon. 

Second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.
Central Library Forum Room

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Great Books
October 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
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book coverLooking for a quality read with discussion to follow?

Join us on a journey through the literary canon. 

First Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

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Great Books Discussion Group
October 1, 2014 - 6:30pm
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book coverJoin readers of this month's Great Book selection, the play by Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman. Free and open to all readers of this book. Funding for books is generously provided by the Friends of Santa Rosa Libraries for Central and Northwest Libraries.

A "Great Books" Discussion Group
Meets on a Wednesday or Thursday at 7 p.m., usually every 5 or 6 weeks year round.

Forum Room, Healdsburg Regional Library

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Babbitt
Babbitt Discussion by Joe Mesics' Literary Canon
September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Gore Vidal writes: "Babbitt was intended to be the account of a single day in the life of the eponymous protagonist, a realtor in the great city of Zenith...

Solve the Mystery!

Join a book discussion group designed for mystery lovers.

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Mystery Book Club
October 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
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book coverGet a clue and join the mystery discussion in the Forum Room of the Central Library, downtown Santa Rosa, 3rd and E Streets. This month's title is Strawberry Yellow by Naomi Hirahara. Free and open to all. Sponsored by the Sonoma County Library Foundation.

Join us for a book discussion. Read the book, then come to the discussion group.

Third Wednesday of the month at 2:30 p.m.

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Book Discussion
October 15, 2014 - 2:30pm
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Pick up a copy of the book to read before the discussion. Books will be available one month prior to the bookgroup meeting.

Newcomers are always welcome.

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Book Discussion Group
October 8, 2014 - 1:30pm
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coverThe Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker

Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ask at the Information Desk for a copy of the book to be discussed.

 

 

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Book Discussion - Rules of Civility
October 21, 2014 - 11:30am
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book coverRules of Civility by Amor Towles

Join us for a Mostly Mystery book discussion group.

First Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.

4th Thursday at 2 p.m. except where noted.

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Book Discussion Group: "The Cat's Table"
September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
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coverThe Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje "In The Cat’s Table, Ondaatje seems to lead the reader on a journey through three deeply submerged weeks in his own memory — from the year 1954, when, at age 11, he traveled on the ocean liner Oronsay from Colombo, in what was then Ceylon, to England, a passage that would lead him from his past to his future self. As the novel opens, prominent passengers are granted seats at the captain’s table, but young Michael (nicknamed Mynah) and the two boys he befriends, Cassius (a troublemaker) and Ramadhin (a contemplative asthmatic), are relegated to a table of dubious characters: a mute tailor, a retired ship dismantler, a pianist who has 'hit the skids,' a botanist and a lady who hides pigeons in the pockets of her jacket, and reads thrillers in her deck chair, flinging them overboard when they bore her. It’s the pigeon lady who remarks that theirs is 'the cat’'s table' since 'we'’re in the least privileged place.' This turns out to be a matter of perspective...." -- Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Sunday Book Review

This group, targeted for children in grades 4-6, meets monthly in Healdsburg for book discussion, activities, and snacks. 

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Tween Book Club (grades 4-6)
October 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Kids in grades 4-6 -- join us for Tween Book Club to discuss this month's book, snack, and share other good reads!

Doll Bones, by Holly Black

October 15 @ 4:00 pm

Book discussions are free and open to the public. No sign-ups are required.

Copies of each month's selection can be picked up at the circulation desk, while supplies last.

 

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Adult Book Discussion: Weird Sisters
October 14, 2014 - 2:30pm
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Adult Book Discussion book coverThe Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown