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. 

December 12 -- The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
January 9 -- Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

 

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.)

January 9 -- Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan
February 6 -- My Sunshine Away, by M.O. Walsh

 

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. This book group is currently full. Please visit the library's event calendar to sign up for the waiting list or send an email to prairiewestlibrary@siouxfalls.org.

December 15 -- Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
January 19 -- The Master Butchers Singing Club, by Louise Erdrich

 

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.

November 15 & Dec 20 -- 11/22/63, by Stephen King
January 17 -- Cover of Snow, by Jenny Milchman
February 21 -- Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill

 

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. 

December 19 -- No discussion group this month
January 23 -- The Journey of Crazy Horse, by Joseph M. Marshall, III

 

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. 

January 3 -- Two Across, by Jeff Bartsch
February 7 -- Someone Else's Love Story, by Joshilyn Jackson

 

Young @ Heart Book Clubs

Book clubs for adults who enjoy young adult books. Offered at two locations.

Oak View Branch

Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, call 605-367-8060 or send an email to OakViewLibrary@siouxfalls.org.

December 12 -- Divided We Fall, by Trent Reedy (Sign up online)
January 9 -- Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi (Sign up online)

Prairie West Branch

Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 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.

January 5 -- Mock Printz Discussion
February 2 -- Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell