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For information about joining any of the Omaha Public Library's book clubs, call April at 402.444.4828.

 

W. Dale Clark Main Library | 215 S. 15th St. | 402.444.4800

CHAT 'N CHEW BOOK CLUB
When:   Second Wednesdays, 12 p
m
Where: Fourth Floor

If you are interested in what this book club is reading, call the W. Dale Clark library at 402.444.4800.

 

 

Milton R. Abrahams Branch | 5111 N. 90th St. | 402.444.6284

ABRAHAMS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON GROUP BOOK CLUB - WAG's
(Book club does not meet in November, December and January)
When:  Fourth Wednesdays, 1pm

February 2015 - Gone Girl by Flynn, Gillian
March 2015 - Love Anthony Genova, Lisa

 

ABRAHAMS THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB
When:  Fourth Thursdays, 6:
30pm

January 22, 2015 - The Bartender's Tale by Author by Doig, Ivan.
February 26, 2015 - Home by Storey, David.
March 26, 2015 - Habits of the House by Weldon, Fay.
April 23, 2015 - The Orchardist by Coplin, Amanda.
May 28, 2015 - Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Akunin, B. (Boris).
June 25, 2015 - The Lifeboat by Rogan, Charlotte.
July 23, 2015 - House of Stone by Shadid, Anthony.
August 27, 2015 - The Malese Falcon by Hammett, Dashiell.
September 25, 2015 - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Chiaverini, Jennifer.

 

Benson Branch Library| 6015 Binney St. | 402.444.4846

BENSON MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
When:  Second Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Where: Meeting Room

Februrary 10, 2015 - The Silent Wife by A.S Harrison
March 10, 2015 - Never Let Me Go by 
Kazuo Ishiguro
April 14, 2015 - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
May 12, 2015 - Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs
June 6, 2015 - Book Thief by Markus Zusak
July 14, 2015 - The Water Rat of Wanchai by Ian Hamilton
August 11, 2015 - Mailce by Keigo Higashino
September 08, 2015 - Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go by George Pelecanos
October 6, 2015 - The Round House by Louise Erdrich
November 10, 2015 - Silence by Jan Wagner
December 8, 2015 - Remains of Innocence by Judith Jance

 

 

BENSON'S BOOKS & BAGELS
When: First Thursdays, 10:30am
Where: Study Room Large
 

January 01,2015 - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
February 05,2015 - Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide
March 05,2015 - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
April 02,2015 - The October List by Jeffery Deaver
May 07,2015 - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
June 04,2015 - The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
July 02,2015 - Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
August 06,2015 - The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
September 03,2015 - The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
October 01,2015 - Mennonite in a LIttle Black Dress by Rhonda Janzen
November 05,2015 - The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
December 03,2015 - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
January 07,2016 - Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg

 

Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch | 2100 Reading Plz. | 402.289.4367

Afternoon Book Discussion Group
When:  1st Thursday, 1:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room
 
April 2, 2015 The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
May 7, 2015 Four Blue Stars in the Window by Barbara Mohrman
June 4, 2015 Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
July 2, 2015 The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
August 6, 2015 The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
September 3, 2015 An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
October 1, 2015 The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
November 5, 2015 And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
December 3, 2015 Hell or High Water by Joy Castro
January 7, 2016 The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
 
Evening Book Club
When: 2nd Thursday, 6:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room
 
May 14, 2015  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
June 11, 2015  The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani
July 09, 2015  The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
August 13, 2015  Fin and Lady by Cathleen Schine
September 10, 2015  The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
October 08, 2015  Night Film by Marisha Pessl
November 12, 2015  The Bones of Paris by Laurie King
December 10, 2015  The October List by Jeffery Deaver
January 14, 2016  The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
February 11, 2016  The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
March 10, 2016  Making Piece by Beth Howard
April 14, 2016  The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
May 12, 2016  The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol

Florence Branch | 2920 Bondesson St. | 402.444.5299

Florence Mystery Book Club
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00
Where: Meeting Room

January 14,2015 - A murder on London Bridge by Susanna Gregory

Februrary 11, 2015 -

March 11, 2015 - Chasing the Devil's Tail by David Fulmer

April 8, 2015 - Stone Cold by CJ Box

May 13, 2015 -  Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy

June 10, 2015 - Dog on It by Spencer Quinn

July 8, 2015 - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

August 12, 2015 - Tularosa by Michael McGarrity

September 9, 2015 - The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery by Agatha Christie

 

Florence 4th Wednesday Book Club
When: 4th Wednesdays, 4:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room
 

January 28,2015 - Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
February 25,2015 - Making Piece by Beth M. Howard
March 25,2015 - Dog on it by Spencer Quinn
April 22,2015 - The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
May 27,2015 - The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden
July 22,2015 - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhonda Janzen
December 29,2015 - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
January 27,2016 - The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King

Millard Branch | 13214 Westwood Ln. | 402.444.4848

CLASSICS BOOK CLUB 
When:  Second Mondays (except October), 6:30 pm
Where: Millard Branch Meeting Room

 

January 12, 2015  - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 
February 9, 2015 - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
March 9, 2015 -  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
April 13, 2015 - Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
May 11, 2015 -  I Am the Only Running Footman by Martha Grimes 
June 8, 2015 - Crazy Horse by Mari Sandoz
July 13, 2015 - The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie 
August 10, 2015 - The Castle by Franz Kafka 
September 14, 2015 -  My Antonia by Willa Cather 
October 5, 2015 - The Jungle by Upton Sinclair  
November 9, 2015 -  Choose 2016 Book Selections
December 14, 2015  - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
 
 

LAST WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB
When:  
Last Wednesdays, every month (except November & December), 6:30 pm
Where: Millard Branch Meeting Room

Jan. 28,2015 - The Bedford boys: one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice by Alex Kershaw
Feb. 25,2015 - Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Mar. 25,2015 - Operator by David Vinjamuri
Apr. 29,2015 - Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
May. 27,2015 - The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
Jun. 24,2015 - The Light Between Ocean by M. L. Stedman
Jul. 29,2015 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Aug. 26,2015 - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Sep. 30,2015 - House of Stone by Anthony Shadid
Oct. 28,2015 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Saddlebrook Branch | 14850 Laurel Ave. | 402.884.7473

The Wednesday Night Book Club  - This group now meets with the Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday Book Club
 
When: 1st Tuesday, 10:30 am
Where: Meeting Room
 
Dec 2013 The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
 
January 6,2015 - Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog
February 3,2015 - Annointed by Patricia Haley
March 3,2015 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
April 7,2015 - The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
May 5,2015 - The Magic Room by Jefferey Zaslow
June 2,2015 - Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
July 7,2015 - Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide
August 4,2015 - The Round House by Louise Erdrich
September 1,2015 - Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
October 6,2015 - Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
November 3,2015 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
December 1,2015 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
January 5,2016 - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hossseini


 
If you are 50+, this book club is for you!

 

 

A.V. Sorensen Branch | 4808 Cass St. | 402.444.5274

Under the Dundee Sun Book Club
When:  1st Tuesdays, 4:30 pm
Where: Rec Center Art Room
Join us for laughter, conversation, refreshments and fun as the month's book is discussed.

January 6,2015 - The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
February 3,2015 - Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
March 3,2015 - The Meaning of Names #2 by Karen Shoemaker
April 7,2015 - The Light Between Ocean by M.L. Stedman
May 5,2015 - The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schawalbe
June 2,2015 - Making Piece by Beth M. Howard
July 07,2015 - The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
August 4,2015 - The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls
September 1,2015 - The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
October 6,2015 - The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden
November 3,2015 - The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
December 1,2015 - Busting Bad Guys by Mark Langan
January 5,2016 - The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Sorensen Readers' Book Club
When:  1st Saturdays, 1 pm
Where: Rec Center Art Room
Join us for laughter, conversation,and refreshments while discussing this month's book.

January  03,2015 - The Meaning of Names #1 by Karen Shoemaker
February 07,2015 - The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
March 07,2015 - Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton: A Novel by Philip Kerr
April  04,2015 - Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide
May 02,2015 - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
June 06,2015 - The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
July 04,2015 - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
August 01,2015 - A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectation: Two Novels by Charles Dickens
September 05,2015 - The Winds of Change by Martha Grimes
September 05,2015 - Landline by Rainbow Rowell
October 03,2015 - Omaha Reads 2015 by unknown
November 07,2015 - The Matchmaker by Hilderbrand
December 05,2015 - China Dolls by Lisa See


Sorensen Plains Pages Book Club
When:  3rd Saturdays, 1 pm
Where:  Rec Center Meeting Room
Conversation, laughter, and refreshments are enjoyed while discussing the boo k of the month.

January 18, 2015 - The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
February 21, 2015 - Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
March 21, 2015 - The Professor's House by Willa Cather
April 18, 2015 - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhonda Janzen
May 16, 2015 - The Things They Carried: a work of fiction by Tim O'Brien
June 20, 2015 - An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
July 18, 2015 - American Gods by Neil Gaiman
August 15, 2015 - Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin
September 19, 2015 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
October 17, 2015 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
November 21, 2015 - The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
December 19, 2015 - Four Blue Stars in the Window by Barbara Eymann Mohrman

 

 

South Omaha Library | 2808 Q St. | 402.444.4850

W. Clarke Swanson Branch | 9101 W. Dodge Rd. | 402.444.4852

Swanson Tuesday Book Club (4th Tuesdays, 1 pm)

When:  4th  Tuesdays , 1 pm
Where:  Conference Room

January 22, 2015  -  An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor

Jan. 27, 2015 - Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
Feb. 24, 2015 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Mar. 24, 2015 - The Signiture of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Apr. 28, 2015 - The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
May. 26, 2015 - A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball
Jun. 23, 2015 - How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
Jul. 28, 2015 - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Aug. 25, 2015 - The Neckless by Cheryl Jarvis
Sep. 22, 2015 - Three Bodies Burning by Gillian Flynn
Dec. 22, 2015 - Gone Girl by Julie Otsuka
Jan. 26, 2016 - The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

Swanson Witty Whimsical Women Book Club
When: 3rd Wednesday, 6:00 pm
Where: Panara Bread 78th and Dodge.

May 20 -  Invention of Wings
June 17- Olive Kitteridge   Strout, Elizabeth 
July 15- Lost Continent    Bryson, Bill
Aug 19 - How the Light Gets In   Penny, Louise
Sept 16 - Supreme Macaroni Company  Trigiani, Adriana
Oct  21 - Making Piece     Howard, Beth M.
Nov  18- Monuments Men   Edsel, Robert M.
Dec.  16- Mary Coin  Silver, Marisa
Jan. 20 - Little Heathens   Kalish, Mildred Armstrong
March 23,2016 Unbroken   Hillenbrand, Laura

Swanson Swingers Book Club

When:  2nd Thursdays, 10 am
Where:  Conference Room

January 8, 2015 - The Light Between Oceans by Stedman, M. L.
February 12, 2015 - Hell or High Water by Castro, Joy
March 12, 2015 - Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel by Vreeland, Susan
May 14, 2015 - Old Jules by Sandoz, Mari
June 11, 2015 - Love Anthony by Genova, Lisa

 

Charles B. Washington Branch | 2868 Ames Ave. | 402.444.4849

Sisters to Sisters
When: 2nd Saturdays, 1pm
Where: Meeting Room A


 

Willa Cather Branch | 1905 S. 44th St. | 402.444.4851

Willa Cather Book Club
When:   4th Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
Where:  Meeting Room
Book Club does not meet in November and December

January 27, 2015 - Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
February 24, 2015 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
March 24, 2015 - The Signiture of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
April 28, 2015 - The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
May 26, 2015 - A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball
June 23, 2015 - How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
July 28, 2015 - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
August 25, 2015 - The Neckless by Cheryl Jarvis
September 22, 2015 - Three Bodies Burning by Gillian Flynn
December 22, 2015 - Gone Girl by Julie Otsuka
January 26, 2016 - The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka