Book Clubs

#ZBReadsmalala-2

ZB Library invites people of all ages to read, explore, learn, and participate in the conversation about Malala Yousafzai and how she became a leading advocate of children’s right to education.

After surviving a violent attack by the Taliban, Yousafzai continued her fight and became a Nobel Peace Prize winning author and the founder of #BooksNotBullets in 2015. The Teen and Adult book groups will discuss I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb in February.

For Adults

Forever Young Adult Book Club
If you enjoy Young Adult (YA) books, but you’re a little less Y and a bit more A, this is the group for you! Please visit our calendar for current meeting information. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk.
Thursdays ● 7-8:30 PM ● R-Requested ● Callie’s at Market Squaremalala-2

  • 2/11: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
    This remarkable tale centers on a family uprooted by global terrorism and a father who encouraged his daughter to attend school in a society that prizes sons.
  • 3/10: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Literary Tastingsmalala-2
Enjoy a taste of the classics in this savory book discussion. Please visit our calendar for meeting locations. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk.
Tuesdays ● 7-8:30 PM ● R-Requested ● El Lago Mexican Restaurant

  • 2/16: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
    This remarkable tale centers on a family uprooted by global terrorism and a father who encouraged his daughter to attend school in a society that prizes sons.
  • 3/15: The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
    This is the sad fate of Philippe, twin brother of the King of France, until a daring plan to rescue him unfolds.

The Next Pagemalala-2
Books are best when shared! We’ll read some bestsellers and discover what’s on the next page. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk. Visit our calendar for meeting details.
Wednesdays ● 1-2 PM ● R-Requested
Saturdays ● 10-11:30 AM ● R-Requested

  • 3/2 & 3/5: After You by Jojo Moyes
    After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, Louisa Clark is struggling without him. When an accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she cannot help but feel she is right back where she started.

For Millennials

Books on Tap
Enjoy a stimulating book discussion!malala-2
Thursdays ● 7-8:30 PM ● Ages 18-29 ● Callie’s at Market Square

  • 2/18: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
    This remarkable tale centers on a family uprooted by global terrorism and a father who encouraged his daughter to attend school in a society that prizes sons.
  • 3/17: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
    An account of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event–architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett.

For ZB Teens

nimonaJoin us for great discussions, blogging, and free snacks and sodas at Culver’s of Zion. The Hardcover Society, for readers in grades 5-8, and The Hardcover HIGH Society is for readers in grades 9-12. Visit us on Facebook to learn how you can get a free book!
Thursdays ● 6-7 PM ● Culver’s of Zion

  • 2/11: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson and I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
    Nimona is the story of Nimona, an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy, and Lord Ballister Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc.
    I Am Malala is a remarkable tale centers on a family uprooted by global terrorism and a father who encouraged his daughter to attend school in a society that prizes sons.
  • 3/10: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
    In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.