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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 13, 2016 - The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

February 10, 2016 - One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

March 9, 2016 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

April 13, 2016 - South of Superior by Ellen Airgood

May 11, 2016 - Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

June 8, 2016 - Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

July 13, 2016 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

August 10, 2016 - Peony in Love by Lisa See

September 14, 2016 - Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas

October 12, 2016 - TBD

November 9, 2016 - TBD

December 14, 2016 - Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah

Contact: 
Call (719) 884-9672 for more information.

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 4, 2016 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman

September 1, 2016 - Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon

October 6, 2016 - APPR 2016 Titles - Hidden America by Jeanne Laskas OR Waiting for Augusta by Jessica Lawson

November 3, 2016 - Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

December 1, 2016 - Circling the Sun by Paula McClain

January 5, 2017 - Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

February 2, 2017 - Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

March 2, 2017 - White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway

April 6, 2017 - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

May 5, 2017 - Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

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 for adults take place at the Penrose Library in the Aspen Meeting Room. Discussions are open to everyone and registration is not required.

Copies of Short Story Omnibus are available at Penrose Library.

Meeting Date/Time: 

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

Schedule: 

January 14, 2016 - “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin & “The County Where Nobody Ever Grew Old and Died” by William Maxwell

February 11, 2016 - “Argument and Persuasion” by Donald Hall & “The Professor’s Houses” by Ursula K. Le Guin

March 10, 2016 - “Lost in the Funhouse” by John Barth & “Wants” by Grace Paley

April 14, 2016 - Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

May 12, 2016 - “Flies on the Ceiling” by Jaime Hernandez & “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and so Forth” by John Updike

June 9, 2016 - “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver & “A City of Churches” by Donald Barthelme

July 14, 2016 - “The Man from Mars” by Margaret Atwood & “True Love” by Don Shea

August 11, 2016 - Party

September 8, 2016 - “The Pugilist at Rest” by Thom Jones & “Bullet” by Kim Church

October 13, 2016 - “Greasy Lake” by T. Coraghessan Boyle & Palestine (Chapter One) Joe Sacco

November 10, 2016 - “The Baby” by Mary Gordon & “The Doctor” by Ann Hood

December 8, 2016 - “The Collectors” by Rohinton Mistry & “Blind Fish” by Melanie Rae Thon

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 Readers

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

Meeting Date/Time: 

3rd Fridays at 10 a.m.

Schedule: 

May 20, 2016 - Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier

June 17, 2016 - Deadly Currents by Beth Groundwater

July 15, 2016 - Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

August 19, 2016 - Just Like Us by Helen Thorpe

September 16, 2016 - All Pikes Peak Reads selection

October 21, 2016 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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 17, 2016 - Summer Favorite!

September 21, 2016 - Local Author: Bert Entwistle

October 19, 2016 - Journalists/Newspaper Mystery

November 16, 2016 - Husband & Wife Mystery

December 21, 2016 - Royal Mystery: Kings, dukes, earls...

January 18, 2017 - Travel Mystery

February 15, 2017 - Unusual Pet Mystery: No cats or dogs!

March 15, 2017 - Political Mystery

April 19, 2017 - Native American Mystery

May 17, 2017 - Environmental/Gardening Mystery

Contact: 
Call 633-6278 for more information.

Old Colorado City Book Group

Located at the Old Colorado City Library, everyone is welcome to this book group and encouraged to bring a lunch.

Meeting Date/Time: 

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

Schedule: 

January 28, 2016 - The Big Burn by Timothy Egan

February 25, 2016 - The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

March 24, 2016 - Bark: Stories by Lorrie Moore

April 28, 2016 - Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

May 26, 2016 - The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

June 23, 2016 - The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

July 28, 2016 - The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

August 25, 2016 - The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

September 22, 2016 - All Pikes Peak Reads 2016 (TBA)

October 27, 2016 - Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman

November 17, 2016 - The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

December 15, 2016 - Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

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.

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.

Westside Lively Exchange Book Club

Locate at the Westside Community Center, East Cottage, 1616 West Bijou Street.
This discussion group reads a variety of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles. Everyone Welcome!

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Thursdays from 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Schedule: 

May 12, 2016 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

June 9, 2016 - The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Contact: 
Melanie Wherle: mwehrle@ppld.org or (719) 531-6333 x2318

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 20, 2016 – Haiti – Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danicat

February 17, 2016 – South America – Bel Canto by Anne Patchett

March 16, 2016 – Nigeria – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi

April 20, 2016 – Sweden – Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson

May 18, 2016 – Burma – The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker

June 15, 2016 – North Korea – Without You, There is No Us by Suki Kim

July 20, 2016 – Belgium – Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

August 17, 2016 – Hawaii – Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

September 21, 2016 – France – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

October 19, 2016 – Russia – The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories by Anthony Marra

November 16, 2016 – Kenya – Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Contact: 
Call (719) 531-6333 x1307 for more information.