Book Discussion Groups and Events

Audience
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Meeting Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:30pm - 1 hour

Meetings are at the Library every 4th Tuesday of the month.

This year's banned books book club will be reading materials that have been historically challenged or are on the American Library Association's current challenge list. All suggestions are taken from a list compiled by current and past participants of our book club. 

We will discuss reasons for the item being banned or challenged, and the importance of access in upholding intellectual freedom. This is a safe place for hard discussions. Please join us for what will be our best session yet!

Sign-Up for Banned Books Book Club

Contact Senior Librarian, Shannon Foster (970) 429-1943, shannon.foster@pitkincounty.com.

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Meeting Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 5:30pm - 1 hour

#GetLit with Books + Brews! This book club is for lit-lovers 21 and older who get thirsty from reading. Reading does not have to be a solitary experience, join us as we gather to discuss classics or contemporary picks and socially engage with literature and current events.

Meetings take place monthly on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in the Dunaway Community Room. Books provided by the Library, brews provided by you! Please email jackie.welgos@pitkincounty.com for more information.

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Meeting Date and Time:
Friday, June 7, 2024 5pm - 1 hour

The goal of Classics Book Club is to finally tackle books that we should have read in high school or college but didn't, or that we have always been curious about or intimidated by, but never tried to read. 

With library resources, patrons have access to a variety of academic journals and scholarly information about Classics authors and their publications, which we will get the opportunity to utilize as a group to better our understanding of more difficult concepts or different eras presented in the stories we read.

This club encourages drop-ins from patrons who have previously read any of the texts, but is primarily meant to encourage reading new and challenging work together in a non-judgemental environment.

Classics Book Club is open to all ages, reading levels, and reading preferences. Please come prepared to discuss the texts and supplementary reading provided at the start of the month. We will meet bi-monthly. View upcoming themes and books on our event calendar.

Please register here to get on the mailing list for book pick-up, resources, and further information about Classics Book Club meetings. 

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Meeting Date and Time:
Monday, June 10, 2024 5:30pm - 1 hour

The Nonfiction Book Club meets at the Pitkin County Library to discuss a new, challenging, and interesting book each month. We are always welcoming new members. If you would like to join the club please call the library at 970-429-1900 or email Bradley Peate at bradley.peate@pitkincounty.com.

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Meeting Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:30pm - 1 hour

Are you a book lover who is always on the lookout for new reads? Join the Book Thieves, a group of enthusiastic readers who meet monthly to discuss exciting young adult literature. Snack on delicious treats while exploring the books we provide. Attendees of the Book Thieves meetings will receive a sticker for the book of the month! 

This book club is for youth in grades 7-12.

Sign Up for Book Thieves Book Club.

For questions, view the Book Thieves Book Club FAQ or email Madison via madison.ledford@pitkincounty.com

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Meeting Date and Time:
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 5:30pm - 1 hour

Every month, we discuss chosen contents (book, movie, magazine, Ted Talk...) with a financial flavor. Please call or sign up if you plan to attend.