Book Clubs

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

For Adults

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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.

  • Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson: Sixteen year-old Caddie struggles with an OCD anxiety. A powerful fear of touching another person’s skin, which threatens her dreams of being an actress–until the boy playing Hamlet opposite her Ophelia gives her a reason to overcome her fears.
    Thursday, 1/8 | 7-8:30 PM | Adults & High School Teens | Applebee’s | Registration is requested.
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman: Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.
    Thursday, 2/12 | 7-8:30 PM | Adults & High School Teens | Applebee’s | Registration is requested.

Literary TastingsFarenheit 451
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.

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
    Tuesday, 12/16 | 7-8:30 PM | Adults & High School Teens | Stone Creek Grill | Registration is requested.
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Part 1): The stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving, and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov; shy, silent and cruel. The four unite in the murder of one of literature’s most despicable characters — their father.
    Tuesday, 1/20 | 7-8:30 PM | Adults & High School Teens | Stone Creek Grill | Registration is requested.
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Part 2): The stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving, and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov; shy, silent and cruel. The four unite in the murder of one of literature’s most despicable characters — their father.
    Tuesday, 2/17 | 7-8:30 PM | Adults & High School Teens | Stone Creek Grill | Registration is requested.

The Next PageMr 24
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.

  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan: The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything–instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store.
    Wednesday, 1/7 | 1-2 PM | Adults & High School Teens | ZB Library | Registration is requested.
    Saturday, 1/10 | 10-11 AM | Adults & High School Teens | El Lago Mexican Restaurant | Registration is requested.
  • Perdita by Hilary Scharper: Garth Hellyer of the Longevity Project doesn’t believe Marged was a girl coming of age in the 1890s, but reading her diaries in the same wild and unpredictable location where she wrote them might be enough to cast doubt on his common sense. Everyone knows about death. It’s life that’s much more mysterious….
    Wednesday, 2/4 | 1-2 PM | Adults & High School Teens | ZB Library | Registration is requested.
    Saturday, 2/7 | 10-11 AM | Adults & High School Teens | El Lago Mexican Restaurant | Registration is 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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  • The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan:  Stranded in Honolulu when a strange cloud causes a worldwide electronics failure, sixteen-year-old Leilani and her father must make their way home to Hilo amid escalating perils, including her severe epilepsy.
    Thursday, 1/8 | 6-7 PM | Grades 6-7 | Culver’s of Zion | Registration is requested.
  • She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick: A London teenager who is blind teams up with her younger brother and travels to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.
    Thursday, 2/12 | 6-7 PM | Grades 6-7 | Culver’s of Zion | Registration is requested.

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  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu: Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with strange markings and supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities.
    Thursday, 1/8 | 6-7 PM | Grades 8-12 | Culver’s of Zion | Registration is requested.
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray: When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine’s father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father’s killer and avenge his murder.
    Thursday, 2/12 | 6-7 PM | Grades 8-12 | Culver’s of Zion | Registration is 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!

  • Superman
    Tuesday, 1/6 | 4:30-5:30 PM | Grades K-8
  • Spies
    Tuesday, 2/3 | 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!

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