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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Mr. Popper's Penguins
After-School Book Group (grades 2-5)
October 22, 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
October 28, 2014 - 12:00pm
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coverJoin us for a lively discussion of this month's title, God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet. 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
November 13, 2014 - 12:30pm
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book coverThe Orchardist by Amanda Coplin 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
November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
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coverThe Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker *Note special date of this discussion because the Library is closed on November 11 because of Veterans Day observance.

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: "Cold Dish," by Craig Johnson
November 13, 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 The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson. 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
November 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
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book coverLooking for a quality read with discussion to follow? Join us the second Thursday every month in the Forum Room at the Central Library in downtown Santa Rosa to explore classics from around the world. This month features Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. We thank the Santa Rosa Friends of the Library for the purchase of these items.

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
November 5, 2014 - 6:30pm
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book coverJoin readers of this month's Great Book selection, Alexis de Toqueville's Democracy in America. 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

Solve the Mystery!

Join a book discussion group designed for mystery lovers.

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Mystery Book Club - THIRD TUESDAY
November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
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Special date this month: Third Tuesday book cover
Get 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 Untold Damage by Robert Lewis. 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
November 19, 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
November 12, 2014 - 1:30pm
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coverThe Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

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: "Beautiful Ruins"
October 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
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book coverBeautiful Ruins by Jess Walter "Hollywood operators and creative washouts collide across five decades and two continents in a brilliant, madcap meditation on fate.... A theme that bubbles under the story is the variety of ways real life energizes great art--Walter intersperses excerpts from his characters' plays, memoirs, film treatments and novels to show how their pasts inform their best work. Unlikely coincidences abound, but they feel less like plot contrivances than ways to serve a broader theme about how the unlikely, unplanned moments in our lives are the most meaningful ones." -- Kirkus

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)
November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Kids in grades 4-6 -- join us for Tween Book Clubto discuss this month's book, snack, and share other good reads.

Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson

November 19 @ 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: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
November 18, 2014 - 2:30pm
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Adult Book Discussion book coverA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith