Book Clubs

Book discussion groups are open to the public. Copies of the book may be checked out from the library. If you require special accommodations, call 605-367-8720 at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

 

Colton Book Club

Meets at the Colton Branch on the 2nd Monday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration is not required, and all are welcome to attend. Call 605-446-3519 for more information or to reserve a copy of the book. 

August 8 -- The Art of Mending, by Elizabeth Berg
September 12 -- The Queen's Fool, by Philippa Gregory

 

Eclectic Book Group

For people who read fiction, nonfiction, biographies, or anything else. Meets at the Ronning Branch on the 1st Monday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. (Will return to the Caille Branch when renovations are complete.) Librarian Jane Taylor leads the discussions. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, call 605-367-8715. (This group is currently full. Contact Jane Taylor to be placed on a waiting list.)

August 1 -- In the Kingdom of Ice, by Hampton Sides (Discussion guide)
September 12 - Behind Every Great Man, by Marlene Wagman-Geller

 

Grounds for Thought

Meets at the Prairie West Branch on the 3rd Thursday of the Month, 10-11:30 a.m.. Bring your own cup (we’ll provide the coffee) and join us to brew up bookish conversation over a cup of coffee. We’ll be reading a “dark roast” blend of fiction and nonfiction. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, contact Krystal at 605-978-6899, or send an email to prairiewestlibrary@siouxfalls.org.

July 21 – The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory (Sign up online)
August 18 -- A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah (Sign up online)

 

Mystery Book Group

For people who love mystery. Meets at the Ronning Branch on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Librarian Carin Schleicher leads the discussions. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, call 605-367-8144.

August -- No meeting
September 20 -- One Kick, by Chelsea Cain

 

Page Turners Book Group

For people who love to read a wide variety or want to expand their reading horizons. Usually meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at the Ronning Branch, 7-8 p.m. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, call 605-367-8140. 

August 15 -- Bring Your Own Book
September 19 -- My Sunshine Away, by M.O. Walsh (Discussion guide)

 

Sweet Reads

Looking to sweeten up your reading list? Join us each month at Half Baked Cupcakes (120 S. Phillips Ave.) as we discuss books that focus on the light-hearted, amusing, and uplifting moments in life. Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, call Bethany at 605-367-8720. 

August 2 -- The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
September 6 -- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce

 

Young @ Heart Book Club

A book club for adults who enjoy young adult books. Meets monthly at the Prairie West Branch, 7-8:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, call Ashley at 605-978-6899 or send an email to PrairieWestLibrary@siouxfalls.org.

August 4 -- The Giver, by Lois Lowry
September 1 -- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Chris Grabenstein