Book Discussion Groups
With our diverse Book Discussion Groups, the Artesia Public Library strives to create a community for book lovers to share and connect over a variety of forums. Whatever and however you like to read, our discussion groups bring people together with one thing in common… a love of books.
Lunchtime Book Discussion Group meets from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Patrons are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and enjoy a lively and spirited discussion of the month’s book selection. The meetings are held in the Artesia Public Library meeting room. The book is available in multiple formats at the library. Should you need special assistance, please inform library staff and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.
Since the library building is closed and we are not holding any in person programming at this time, the Lunchtime Book Discussion meetings have been suspended until further notice. Please check back here and on the library’s Facebook page as we will be posting updates.
Crafty Kitch Lit Read and Feed is a Book Discussion Group dedicated to foods and crafting. Each month the book selection has a food theme. This group meets the last Thursday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to join the discussion in person (once the library resumes in person programming), or on Zoom (the link will be sent out via the Remind texting app (to sign up for for the Remind app, text @kitchlit to 81010)) prior to the meeting. The book is available in multiple formats at the library. Should you need special assistance, please inform library staff and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Feel free to do a craft to keep your hands occupied while your mouth and brain discuss the latest foodie book. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.
•January 28, 2021 Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
•February 25, 2021 Day of the Dandelion by Peter Pringle
•March 25, 2021 The Divorce Diet by Ellen Hawley
•April 29, 2021 Fromage a Trois by Victoria Brownlee
•May 27, 2021 Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King
•June 24, 2021 The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak
•July 29, 2021 Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
•August 26, 2021 The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia
•September 30, 2021 Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber
Thrillers, Chillers, Books, and Brew Book Discussion Group is a virtual book club for those of you who are into a little thrill now and then. The name describes the genre; thrillers and horror. At the moment, it will be a place where we each read a book (of our own choosing) based on a theme or characteristic. Then we'll discuss how the book we chose fits. We fully encourage reviews on the books we read. This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The meeting link will be posted on Facebook the day before the discussion and you can contact the library for the password. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.
•Meeting dates to be announced.