Book & Writing Groups

Upcoming Book Discussions

Wednesday, September 18, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Manhattan Beach by
Jennifer Egan
Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Feather Thief by
Kirk Wallace Johnson
Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fahrenheit 451 by
Ray Bradbury
Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lesson by
Cadwell Turnbull
Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Next year in Havana by
Chanel Cleeton
Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by
Kirk Wallace Johnson

Discussion Series

These groups explore literature that is ideal for discussion. Group members purchase their own set of books to be used over the series of discussions.

Book Group Tips & Guides

Check out these websites for recommendations for discussable books, reading group guides and discussion questions, tips for organizing your own book group, and more.

Writer's Groups

  • Writers Ink:  A group for adult writers 18 years and older to share and discuss their work. The group meets the second Wednesday evening each month. Check our calendar for meeting dates and registration information. Details will be emailed to you upon registering.
  • Self-run writers' groups:  Writers are always welcomed to meet in library spaces with self-run groups. Contact us to arrange a meeting room at a time that's best for your group members.

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Online Writing Courses

Gale Courses offers a full range of free 6-week online creative writing classes for library cardholders, covering all aspects of writing, editing and getting published. 
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