Book Clubs

What’s more fun than reading a book?  Talking about it!

For Adults

Forever Young Adult Book ClubFYA 6 When I was the greatest
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.

  • When I Was The Greatest by Jason Reynolds: Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbors, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.
    Thursday, 5/14 ● 7-8:30 PM ● Applebee’s ● R-Requested
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
    Thursday, 6/11 ● 7-8:30 PM ● Applebee’s ● R-Requested

Literary TastingsLT 5 Scarlett Pimpernel
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.

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy: This timeless novel of intrigue and romance is the adventure of one man’s defiance in the face of authority.
    Tuesday, 5/19 ● 7-8:30 PM ● Adults ● Stone Creek Grill ● R-Requested
  • Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy: Bathsheba inherits the family farm and is forced to navigate both the challenges presented by her work and by the multiple men in her life – neither easy for a woman at that time.
    Tuesday, 6/16 ● 7-8:30 PM ● Stone Creek Grill ● R-Requested

The Next PageNP 5 The Goldfinch
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.

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life.
    Wednesday, 5/6 ● 1-2 PM ● Adults ● ZB Library ● R-Requested
    Saturday, 5/9 ● 10-11:30 AM ● Adults ● ZB Library ● R-Requested
  • The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman: Set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.
    Wednesday, 6/3 ● 1-2 PM ● Adults ● ZB Library ● R-Requested
    Saturday, 6/6 ● 10-11:30 AM ● Adults ● ZB Library ● R-Requested

For ZB Teens

Join us for discussions, blogging, free snacks and sodas. Visit us on Facebook to learn how you can get a free book!

The Hardcover Society ● Grades 5-8MOTT

  • Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen: In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire’s most powerful and savage leaders.
    Thursday, 5/14 ● 6-7 PM ● Culver’s of Zion
  • Skink—No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen: With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds.
    Thursday, 6/11 ● 6-7 PM ● Culver’s of Zion

The Hardcover HIGH Society ● Grades 9-12BG

  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby – Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.
    Thursday, 5/14 ● 6-7 PM ● Culver’s of Zion
  • All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom.
    Thursday, 6/11 ● 6-7 PM ● Culver’s of Zion

For Kids

Guys Read
Guys–discover new and interesting reads, share awesome things you’re reading, play video games, and enjoy snacks. Drop in! Click here for details.

  • Mysteries of the World: Tuesday, 4/28 ● 4:30-5:30 PM ● Grades K-8

Night OwlsNight-Owl
Kids – If you’ve ever been tempted to stay up all night reading a good book, then this club is for you! We’re sure to have a hoot! Click here for details.

  • Magic School Bus and Science.
    Tuesday, 4/21 ● 4-5:30 PM ● Grades K-8
  • I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly and This Is The House That Jack Built by Simms Taback.
    Tuesday, 6/23 ● 3:30-4:30 PM ● Grades K-8