Book Clubs

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

For Adults

Forever Young Adult Book ClubFYA 3 The Winners Curse
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.

  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski: An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart. Click here to place a hold.
    Thursday, 3/12 | 7-8:30 PM | Applebee’s | R-Requested
  • The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming: When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew into the Russian Revolution. Click here for a list of formats and to check availability.
    Thursday, 4/9 | 7-8:30 PM | Applebee’s | R-Requested

Literary Tastings
Enjoy a taste of the classics in this savory book discussion. Please visit our calendar for LT Brave New Worldmeeting locations. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk.

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: Brave New World opens in London, nearly six hundred years in the future (“After Ford”). Human life has been almost entirely industrialized — controlled by a few people at the top of a World State. Click here for a list of formats and to check availability.
    Tuesday, 3/17 | 7-8:30 PM | Stone Creek Grill | R-Requested
  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone, written in 1868, is one of the greatest detective stories ever written. Click here to place a hold.
    Tuesday, 4/21 | 7-8:30 PM | Stone Creek Grill | R-Requested

The Next Page
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.NP 3 The Girl on the train

  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: After witnessing something shocking, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Click here to place a hold. Click here for a list of formats and to check availability.
    Wednesday, 3/4 | 1-2 PM | ZB Library | R-Requested
    Saturday, 3/7 | 10-11:30 AM | El Lago | R-Requested
  • Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar:  In 1905, Virginia and Vanessa Stephens and their brothers Thoby and Adrian moved to unfashionable, bohemian Bloomsbury. All in their twenties, orphaned and unmarried, they began holding Thursday night gatherings in their unchaperoned, unconventional drawing room. Click here for a list of formats and to check availability.
    Wednesday, 4/1 | 1-2 PM | ZB Library | R-Requested
    Saturday, 4/4 | 10-11:30 AM | El Lago | 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!

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  • All Fall Down by Ally Carter: There are many powerful people along Embassy Row who want Grace to block out all her unpretty thoughts. But Grace will not stop until she finds out who killed her mother and makes the killer pay. Click here to place a hold.
    Thursday, 3/12 | 6-7 PM |Grades 6-7 | Culver’s of Zion | R-Requested
  • The Rules by Stacey Kade: At sixteen, Ariane Tucker has been careful to elude those seeking her since her escape from a genetics lab ten years earlier, but the attention of classmate Zane, both frightening and intoxicating, tempts her to risk violating at least one of her adoptive father’s five simple rules. Click here to place a hold.
    Thursday, 4/9 | 6-7 PM | Grades 6-7 | Culver’s of Zion | R-Requested

Hardcover HIGH SocietyHCS Ember

  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told. LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire.
    Thursday, 3/12 | 6-7 PM |Grades 7-8 | Culver’s of Zion | R-Requested
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga: Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious “Dear Old Dad,” but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father’s wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town’s newest murderer, “The Impressionist.” Click here for a list of formats and to check availability.
    Thursday, 4/9 | 6-7 PM | Grades 7-8 | Culver’s of Zion | R-Requested

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.

  • Night Crawlers
    Tuesday, 3/10 | 4:30-5:30 PM | Grades K-8
  • Mysteries of the World
    Tuesday, 4/28| 4:30-5:30 PM | Grades K-8

Lift Every Voice and Read Family Reading Club
Read 300 pages out loud together and earn a free book for each participant.
March 1-31 ● Grades K-8 and Adults

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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.

  • The Three Snow Bears.
    Tuesday, 2/24 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Grades K-8
  • Hans Christian Andersen and Fairy Tales.
    Tuesday, 3/31 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Grades K-8
  • Magic School Bus and Science.
    Tuesday, 4/21 | 4-5:30 PM | Grades K-8

In order to earn prizes for reading, check out the reading challenges page!