Book Club Kits
Book club kits are available from all branch libraries and may be requested from the online catalog. The checkout limit is 2 kits, the loan period is 6 weeks and a kit may be renewed 1 time.
Bethesda Book Group
The Bethesda Book Group for adults meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Check out our calendar for events.
Tuesday Morning Book Club
New members are always welcome to join our lively, informal discussions. The club, a joint venture of the Library and FiftyForward College Grove, is open to adults of all ages. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. Check out our calendar for events.
Avid Readers Book Group
The Avid Readers Book Club will meet on fourth Wednesday each month at 1 p.m. to discuss the books that individual members have read during the past month. New members are always welcome to all groups. See Fairview's home page or email the Library for more information. Check out our calendar for events.
Fairview Book Club
The Fairview Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Check out our calendar for events.
Best Reads Book Club
The Best Reads Book Club meets online via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. New readers are welcome. Visit our calendar for events and register to receive the Zoom link..
December 17 The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
January Library Book by Susan Orlean (paperback, 336 pgs)
February This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (hardcover, 464 pgs)
March Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore (paperback, 464 pgs)
April Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (2020, 352 pgs)
May A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (2004, 544 pgs)
June Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts (2019, 384 pgs)
July American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (2020, 400 pgs)
August Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (2017, 304 pgs)
September The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (2012, 416 pgs)
October The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs (2018, 368 pgs)
November The Last Voyage of Columbus by Martin Dugard (2006, 320 pgs)
December The Organs of Sense by Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2019, 240 pgs)
January Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (1800, 346 pgs)
February The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyers (2019, 400 pgs)
March A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende (2020, 336)
Literary Ladies Book Club
The Literary Ladies Book Club meets online on the third Monday at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome. Check out our calendar for events.
November 16 The Good Neighbor: the life and work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
Dec 21 Dutch girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen
January 11 Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
February 22 Let Justice Roll Down by John M. Perkins
March 15 Educated by Tara Westover
April 19 The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
May 17 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
June 21 The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
July 19 This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf
August 16 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
September 20 Doc by Mary Doria Russell
October 18 A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
November 15 Late Migrations: the natural history of love and loss by Margaret Renkl
December 20 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
January 17 Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
Readings on Racial Justice Book Club
The Readings on Racial Justice Book Club meets every second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. New members are always welcome. Check out our calendar for events.
November 10 White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
December 8 Technology Theme
Algorithms of Oppression: how search engines reinforce racism by Safiya Umoja Noble OR
Black Software: the internet and racial justice from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter by Charleton D. McIlwain
January 12 The Nashville Way: racial etiquette and the struggle for social justice in a Southern City by Benjamin Houston
February 9 A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake
March 9 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
April 6 The book of Rosy: a mother’s story of separation at the border by Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo
May 4 Me and White Supremacy: combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor by Layla F. Saad
June 1 How to be an Anti-racist by Ibram X. Kendi
July 6 The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
August 3 TBD