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PPLD Book Clubs

Briargate Book Club - General Interest

2nd Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

A general interest book club for all ages and backgrounds at Library 21c. New members welcome and registration is not required.

January 8, 2014 - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

February 12 - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

March 12 - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

April 9 - Film & Photography on the Front Range by Tim Blevins

May - No Meeting

June 11 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 9 - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

August 13 - The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

September 10 - All Pikes Peak Reads 2014 Selection - TBD

October 8 - The Chihuahua of Baskervilles by Esri Allbritten

November 12 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

December 10 - A Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Call 884-9672 for more information.

Fiction Book Club

1st Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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.

January 8, 2015 - And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

February 5, 2015 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

March 5, 2015 - Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese

April 2, 2015 - Crossing To Safety by Wallace Stegner

May 7, 2015 - Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns

Call 633-6278 for more information.

Great Books Classics

2nd Thursdays from 6:45 - 9:00 p.m.

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

Copies of Great Conversations 6 (GC6) are available from the Library.

January 9, 2014 - "On Tranquility of Mind" by Seneca

February 13 - Selection from The New Organon by Francis Bacon

March 13 - "A Letter Concerning Toleration" by John Locke

April 10 - "Discourse Seven [on Art]" by Joshua Reynolds

May 8 - "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám" translated by Edward Fitzgerald in dialogue with "Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning

June 12 - "The Lifted Veil" by George Eliot

July 10 - "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" by Mark Twain

August 14 - Annual movie social for members (details to be announced in July)

September 11 - Selection from On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life by Friedrich Nietzche

October 9 - "The Devil Baby at Hull House" by Jane Addams

November 13 - "The Man Who Could Work Miracles" by H. G. Wells

December 11 - "Mario and the Magician" by Thomas Mann

Call 531-6333 x2314 for more information.

Guys Read

1st Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m.

A book club for 9-18 year olds. The older boys get volunteer hours for acting as mentors to the Tween boys.

December 2014 - The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

January 2015 - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

February 2015 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

March 2015 - Redwall by Brian Jacques

April 2015 - Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Becca Philipsen - 884-9800 x6336

Manitou Springs Teen Book Club

2nd Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Call 685-5206 for more information and the schedule.

Manitou Springs Undercover Book Club

3rd Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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.

The books to be discussed are available at the Manitou Springs Library one month in advance.

Call 685-5206 for more information.

Monumental Readers

3rd Fridays at 10 a.m.

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

January 17, 2014 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

February 21 - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

March 21 - Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

April 18 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

May 16 - Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

June 20 - The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

July 18 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

August 15 - The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

September 19 - All Pikes Peak Reads 2014 Selection (TBA)

October 17 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

November 21 - All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry

December 19 - Don Quixote by Cervantes - Host Chuck Robinove will give a book talk.

January 16, 2015 - Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Call 488-2370 for more information.

Mystery Book Club

3rd Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

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.

December 17, 2014 - Holiday Mystery

January 21, 2015 - Booked to Die by John Dunning

February 18, 2015 - True Crime Mystery

March 18, 2015 - Local Author Visit

April 15, 2015 - British Mystery

May 20, 2015 - Recommended Read (a 'five star' mystery)

Call 633-6278 for more information.

Mystery Lovers Book Group at Library 21c

3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m. in room B2

A book group for mystery lovers. All ages are welcome. A wide variety of mysteries will be provided. Registration is not required.

Please call Christine at (719) 884-9672 for the schedule.

Old Colorado City Book Group

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

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

January 23, 2014 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

February 27 - The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

March 27 - Still Life by Louise Penny

April 24 - Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

May 22 - The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

June 26 - Someone by Alice McDermott

July 24 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

August 28 - The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt

September 25 - All Pikes Peak Reads 2014 Sections (TBA)

October 23 - Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas

November 20 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

December 18 - Two Old Women by Velma Wallis

Palmer Lake Book Group

1st Fridays at 9 a.m.

The Palmer Lake Book Group meets at the Palmer Lake Library and welcomes new members.

Call 481-2587 for more information and to request a copy of the current selection.

Rockrimmon Mostly Fiction Book Club

1st Tuesdays from 1 - 3 p.m.

The Rockrimmon Mostly Fiction Book Club meets at the Rockrimmon Library. New members welcome and registration is not required.

Call 593-8000 for more information and the schedule.

Sand Creek Book Club

Last Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

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.

Call 597-7070 for more information and the schedule.

Teen Book Club at Library 21c

2nd Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.

This book club for teens meets every 2nd Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at Library 21c.

Call 884-9800 x6702 for more information and the schedule.

Ute Pass Novel Characters

1st Fridays from 4:00 - 5:45 p.m.

This book club is for teens and tweens and meets at the Ute Pass Library.

Call 684-9342 for more information and the schedule.

World Traveler Book Club

3rd Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

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.

January 21, 2015 – Botswana – Whatever You Do, Don’t Run by Peter Allison

February 18, 2015 – Netherlands – The Dinner by Herman Koch

March 18, 2015 – Ireland – Philomena by Martin Sixsmith

April 15, 2015 – India – Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

May 20, 2015 – Chile – Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende

June 17, 2015 – Brazil – State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

July 15, 2015 – Iceland – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

August 19, 2015 – Colombia – The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

September 16, 2015 – Australia – The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane

October 21, 2015 – Scotland – The Blackhouse by Peter May

November 15, 2015 – England – The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Call 531-6333, x1307 for more information.