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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: 

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

January 10, 2018 - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

February 14, 2018 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

March 14, 2018 - Two Old Women by Velma Wallis

April 11, 2018 - Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

May 9, 2018 - As the Poppies Bloomed by Maral Boyadjian

June 13, 2018 - The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

July 11, 2018 - Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

August 8, 2018 - The Silent Land by Graham Joyce

September 12, 2018 - APPR Selection

October 10, 2018 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

November 14, 2018 - The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

December 12, 2018 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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 3, 2017 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

September 7, 2017 - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

October 5, 2017 - APPR 2017 Title - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival

November 2, 2017 - The Reason I Jump... by Naoki Hagashida

December 7, 2017 - The Trench Angel by Michael Gutierrez

January 4, 2018 - One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

February 1, 2018 - Beartown by Frederik Backman

March 1, 2018 - The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

April 5, 2018 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

May 3, 2018 - A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor

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 take place at Penrose Library in the Aspen meeting room. Discussions are open to everyone and registration is not required.

Copies of The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program First Series and Reader Aid are available in the PPLD collection.

Meeting Date/Time: 

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

Schedule: 

January 9, 2018 - Selection from The Moral Sense of Man and the Lower Animals by Charles Darwin

February 13, 2018 - Othello by William Shakespeare

March 13, 2018 - First two sections of “Of Justice and Injustice” from A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

April 10, 2018 - Section “The Power of the Majority” from Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

May 8, 2018 - Section “Individual Freedom” from The Philosophy of Money by Georg Simmel

June 12, 2018 - Antigone by Sophocles

July 10, 2018 - “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin

August 14, 2018 - Party!

September 11, 2018 - Selection from Utopia by Thomas More and “Utopia” by Wislawa Szymborska

October 9, 2018 - Selections from The Iliad by Homer and “The Shield of Achilles” by W. H. Auden

November 13, 2018 - Selection from A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit

December 11, 2018 - “Time” by Riichi Yokomitsu

Contact: 
Wendy (719) 233-1411

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 Bookworms

Join an evening book club located at the Monument Library. New members are always welcome and registration is not required. Monumental Bookworms will read and discuss one of the following titles. Please call the Monument Library at (719) 488-2370 with any questions.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Schedule: 

November 14, 2017 - Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

December 12, 2017 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

January 9, 2018 - The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

February 13, 2018 - The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

March 13, 2018 - Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

April 10, 2018 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

May 8, 2018 - Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

June 12, 2018 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

July 10, 2018 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman

Contact: 
Call (719) 488-2370 for more information.
Genres: 

Monumental Readers

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

Monumental Readers will read and discuss one of the following titles. Please call the Monument Library at (719) 488-2370 to find out the book for this month.

Meeting Date/Time: 

3rd Fridays at 10 a.m.

Schedule: 

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

Two Nuts in Italy by Sue Ellen Haning

Faithful Place by Tana French

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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 16, 2017 - Senior Sleuths

September 20, 2017 - True Crime

October 18, 2017 - Culinary Crime

November 15, 2017 - Agatha Award Winners

December 20, 2017 - Mystery to Movie

January 17, 2018 - Tropical Mystery

February 21, 2018 - Locked Room

March 21, 2018 - On the Same Page - TBA

April 18, 2018 - Psychic Detectives and the Supernatural

May 16, 2018 - British Police Procedural

Contact: 
Call 633-6278 for more information.

Mystery Lovers Book Group at Library 21c

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

Meeting Date/Time: 

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

Schedule: 

January 18, 2018 - Home by Harlan Coben

February 15, 2018 - Cold, Cold Heart by Tami Hoag

March 15, 2018 - House of Secrets by Brad Meltzer

April 19, 2018 - Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman

May 17, 2018 - The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks

June 21, 2018 - The Promise by Robert Crais

July 19, 2018 - The Trench Angel by Michael Keenan Guterriez

August 16, 2018 - Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs

September 20, 2018 - Make Me by Lee Child

October 18, 2018 - Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo

November 15, 2018 - The Lost Order by Steve Berry

December 13, 2018 - The Steel Kiss by Jeffrey Deaver

Contact: 
Barb Keiser at 884-9800 x 6704

Old Colorado City Book Group

Located at the Old Colorado City Library, everyone is welcome to this book group. Feel free to bring your 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 25, 2018 - The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

February 22, 2018 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

March 22, 2018 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

April 26, 2018 - Faithful by Alice Hoffman

May 24, 2018 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

June 28, 2018 - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

July 26, 2018 - Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

August 23, 2018 - History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

September 27, 2018 - All Pikes Peak Reads 2018 (TBA)

October 25, 2018 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

November 15, 2018 - Dead Wake by Erik Larson

December 20, 2018 - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

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 2, 2018 - A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly

February 6, 2018 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

March 6, 2018 - The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

April 3, 2018 - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

May 1, 2018 - Deadly Currents by Beth Groundwater

June 5, 2018 - The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

July 3, 2018 - The Round House by Louise Erdrich

August 7, 2018 - The Whip by Karen Kondazian

September 4, 2018 - Charles Dickens biography (readers' choice)

October 2, 2018 - APPR selection (TBD)

November 6, 2018 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

December 4, 2018 - The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window by Jonas Jonasson

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

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 17, 2018 - Sri Lanka - Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

February 21, 2018 - Ethiopia - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

March 21, 2018 - Korea - Please Look After Mom by Kyong-suk Sin

April 18, 2018 - Iran - Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji

May 16, 2018 - Great Britain - The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

June 20, 2018 - Italy - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

July 18, 2018 - Corfu - My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

August 15, 2018 - The Amazon - The Lost City of Z by David Grann

September 19, 2018 - Spain - The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti

October 17, 2018 - Mumbai - Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

November 21, 2018 - Australia - In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

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

Y Not? A YA Book Club for Adults

You're never too old for young adult literature! Come and discuss your favorite young adult books with like-minded readers. This book club takes place at High Prairie Library. Schedule TBD.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Contact: 
jcarrier@ppld.org
Genres: