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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: 

November 9, 2016 - The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt

December 14, 2016 - Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah

January 11, 2017 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

February 8, 2017 - A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

March 8, 2017 - Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

April 12, 2017 - Booked to Die by John Dunning

May 10, 2017 - I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

June 14, 2017 - Just Like Us by Helen Thorpe

July 12, 2017 - Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez

August 9, 2017 - Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden

September 13, 2017 - APPR Selection

October 11, 2017 - Once Upon Another Time by Diane Sawatzki

November 8, 2017 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

December 13, 2017 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

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

Schedule: 

January 10, 2017 - “You’re Ugly, Too” by Lorrie Moore; “My Date With Neanderthal Woman” by David Galef; “After Caravaggio’s Sacrifice of Isaac” by Rachel Cusk

February 14, 2017 - Tom Outland’s Story by Willa Cather

March 14, 2017 - “Rothschild’s Fiddle” by Anton Chekhov

April 11, 2017 - “On Happiness” by Aristotle

May 9, 2017 - “The Apology” by Plato

June 13, 2017 - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

July 11, 2017 - “Conscience” from Lectures on Ethics by Immanuel Kant

August 8, 2017 - Party!

September 12, 2017 - “Alienated Labour” by Karl Marx

October 10, 2017 - Genesis (King James Version of the Bible)

November 14, 2017 - Selection from Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud

December 12, 2017 - “The Social Contract” from On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Guys Read

A book club for guys 12-18 years old at Library 21c.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Thursdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Schedule: 

February 9, 2017 - Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Contact: 
Philip Krogmeier, pkrogmeier@ppld.org or (719) 531-6333 x1052
Genres: 

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: 

November 18, 2016 - Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper

December 16, 2016 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

January 20, 2017 - Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

February 17, 2017 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

March 17, 2017 - These is My Words by Nancy Turner

April 21, 2017 - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

May 19, 2017 - The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

June 16, 2017 - Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

July 21, 2017 - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

August 18, 2017 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

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 26, 2017 - H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

February 23, 2017 - The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

March 23, 2017 - Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman

April 27, 2017 - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie

May 25, 2017 - Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

June 22, 2017 - The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

July 27, 2017 - The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

August 24, 2017 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

September 28, 2017 - All Pikes Peak Reads 2017 (TBA)

October 26, 2017 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

November 16, 2017 - As the Poppies Bloomed by Maral Boyadjian

December 21, 2017 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman

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: 

January 3, 2017 - Radical Survivor by Nancy Saltzman

February 7, 2017 - The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

March 7, 2017 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

April 4, 2017 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

May 2, 2017 - Hotel Florida by Amanda Vaill

June 6, 2017 - Wonderful Lonesome by Olivia Newport

July 11, 2017 - The Secret Place by Tana French

August 1, 2017 - The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

September 5, 2017 - Mark Twain biography (readers' choice)

October 3, 2017 - APPR selection (TBD)

November 7, 2017 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

December 5, 2017 - A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman

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

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 18, 2017- Syria - The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

February 15, 2017- France - Alex by Pierre Lemaitre

March 15, 2017- Malaysia - The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

April 19, 2017- Ethiopia - Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

May 17, 2017- England - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by C. Allen Bradley

June 21, 2017- Iran - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

July 19, 2017- Japan - The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

August 16, 2017 - New Guinea - Euphoria by Lily King

September 20, 2017- Dominican Republic - This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

October 18, 2017- France - The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay

November 15, 2017 - Ghana - Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi

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