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W. Dale Clark Main Library | 215 S. 15th St. | 402.444.4800
Chat 'n Chew Book Club
When: 2nd Wednesdays, 12 pm
Where: Fourth Floor
February 12, 2014 - Roseanna by Sjowall, Maj
March 12, 2014 - Rainwater by Brown, Sandra
April 9, 2014 - The Tin Drum by Grass, Gunter
May 14, 2014 - American Gods by Gaiman, Neil
June 11, 2014 - Gone Girl by Flynn, Gillian
July 9, 2014 - Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro, Kazuo
August 13, 2014 - The Sandcastle Girls by Bohjalian, Chris
September 10, 2014 - The Lifeboat by Rogan, Charlotte
October 8, 2014 - Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Niven, Jennifer
November 12, 2014 - The Magic Room by Zaslow, Jeffrey
December 10, 2014 - Await Your Reply by Chaon, Dan
January 8, 2015 - The American Heiress by Goodwin, Daisy
February 12, 2015 -Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Janzen, Rhoda
March 12, 2015 - Manna from Hades by Dunn, Carola
April 8, 2015 - An Irish Country Doctor by Taylor, Patrick
May 13, 2015 - The Boy in the Suitcase by Kaaberbol, Lene
June 10, 2015 - Hell or High Water by Castro, Joy
July 8, 2015 - The Buddha in the Attic by Otsuka, Julie
August 12, 2015 - The Light Between Oceans by Stedman, M.L.
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: 4th Wednesdays, 1pm
Feb 2014 - The Age of Miracles by Walker, Karen Thompson
March 2014 - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Janzen, Rhoda
April 2014 - Four Blue Stars in the Window by Mohrman, Barbara Eymann
May 2014 - Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro, Kazuo
June 2014 - In Cold Blood by Capote, Truman
July 2014 - Await Your Reply by Chaon, Dan
August 2014 - The Buddha in the Attic by Otsuka, Julie
September 2014 - Wild by Strayed, Cheryl
October 2014 - The American Heiress by Goodwin, Daisy
February 2015 - Gone Girl by Flynn, Gillian
March 2015 - Love Anthony Genova, Lisa
Abrahams Thursday Night Book Club
When: 4th Thursdays, 6:30 pm
March, 28, 2013 - Black Boy by Richard Wright
April 25, 2013 - Three Bodies Burning by Brian Bogdanoff
May 23, 2013 - Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
June 27, 2013 - The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
July 25, 2013 - An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
August 22, 2013 - Four Blue Stars in the Window by Barbara Mohrman
September 26, 2013 - Mennonite in a LIttle Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
October 24, 2013 - Company of LIars by Karen Maitland
November 28, 2013 - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
December 5, 2013 - The Tigers Wife by Tea Obreht
Januarary 23,2014 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
February 27, 2014 - Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
March 27,2014 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
April 24, 2014 - The God of Small Things by Roy, Arundhati.
May 22, 2014 - The Light Between Oceans by Stedman, M. L.
June 26, 2014 - People of the Book: A Novel by Brooks, Geraldine.
July 22, 2014 - Cloudy Witness: Blessed Assured by Jones, Janette.
August 28, 2014 - The Last Runaway by Chevalier, Tracy.
September 25, 2014 - Murder on the Orient Express by Christie, Agatha.
October 2014 - The Buddha in the Attic by Otsuka, Julie.
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: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room
January 14, 2014 - Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
February 11, 2014 - A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
March 11, 2014 - Dog on It by Spencer Quinn
April 8, 2014 - A Trick of Light by Louise Penny
May 13, 2014 - The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
June 10, 2014 - Innocent Victims by Minette Walters
July 8, 2014 - Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
August 12, 2014 - The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
September 9, 2014 - The Inspector and Silence by Hakan Nesser
October 14, 2014 - Honeymoon to Nowhere by Akimitsu Takagi
November 11, 2014 - A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
December 2014 - To be announced
Benson's Books and Bagels
When: 1st Thursdays, 10:30 am
Where: Study Room Large
August 1, 2013 An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
September 5, 2013 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
October 3, 2013 Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck
November 7, 2013 Lust for Life by Irving Stone
December 5, 2013 The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
January 23, 2014 The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis
February 2014 - Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Vreeland, Susan
March 2014 - The Tigers Wife by Obreht, Téa
April 2014 - Interrupted Aria by Myers, Beverle Graves
May 2014 - The Dovekeepers by Hoffman, Alice
June 2014 - Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Akunin, B. (Boris)
July 2014 - Four Blue Stars in the Window Mohrman, Barbara
August 2014 - An Irish Country Doctor by Taylor, Patrick
September 2014 - Hell or High Water by Castro, Joy
October 2014 - By A Slow River by Claudel, Philippe
November 2014 - The Light Between Oceans by Stedman, M. L.
December 2014 - Buddha in the Attic by Otsuka, Julie
Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch | 2100 Reading Plz. | 402.289.4367
When: 1st Thursdays, 1:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room
September 4, 2014 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
October 2, 2014 Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
November 6, 2014 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
December 4, 2014 The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
January, 2015 (Date to be announced) The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love by Joan Medlicott
February 5, 2015 Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven
March 5, 2015 Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin
April 2, 2015 The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
May 7, 2015 Four Blue Stars in the Window by Barbara Mohrman
Florence Branch | 2920 Bondesson St. | 402.444.5299
Florence Mystery Book Club
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00
Where: Meeting Room
December 11, 2013 - The Janus Stone: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths
January 8, 2014 - Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin
February 12, 2014 - Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
March 12, 2014 - Jar City by Arnaldur Indrioason
April 9, 2014 - Manna from Hades by Carolyn Dunn
May 14, 2014 - Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel by Boris Akunin
June and July - TBD
August 13, 2014 - Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indrioason
Florence 4th Wednesday Book Club
When: 4th Wednesdays, 4:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room
July 24, 2013 - Necklace by Jarvis, Cheryl
August 28, 2013 - Unbroken by Hillenbrand, Laura
September 2013 - Olive Kitteridge by Strout, Elizabeth
October 2013 - Prince Among Slaves by Alford, Terry
November 2013 - Does not meet
December 2013 - Does not meet
January 2014 - Await Your Reply by Chaon, Dan
February 2014 - The Road by McCarthy, Cormac
March 2014 - Angle of Repose by Stegner, Wallace
April 2014 - Snow by Orhan, Pamuk
May 2014 - The Tiger's Wife by Obreht, Tea
June 2014 - Truman by David McCullough
July 2014 The Light Between Oceans by Stedman, M.L.
August 2014 - The Dog Stars by Heller, Peter
September 2014 - Home by Morrison, Toni
Millard Branch | 13214 Westwood Ln. | 402.444.4848
When: Every Third Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room or Study Room
Jan 21, 2014: True Grit by Charles Portis
Feb 18, 2014: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (Black History Month selection)
Mar 18, 2014: The Turk and My Mother by Mary Helen Stefaniak (Women's History Month selection)
Apr 15, 2014: Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood (Margaret Atwood Visiting Omaha!)
May 20, 2014: Atticus by Ron Hansen
Jun 17, 2014: War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Jul 15, 2014: White Man’s Grave by Richard Dooling
Aug 19, 2014: Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene (One Book One Nebraska selection)
Sep 16, 2014: Omaha Reads Book Selection
Oct 21, 2014: Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nov 18, 2014: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Dec 16, 2014: Snow by Orham Pamuk
Classic Books Club
When: 2nd Mondays (except October), 6:30 pm
Where: Millard Branch Meeting Room
December 9, 2013 - The Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
January 13, 2014 - Persuasion by Jane Austen
February 10, 2014 - Silas Marner by George Eliot
March 10, 2014 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
April 14, 2014 - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
May 12, 2014 - Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
June 9, 2014 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding
July 14, 2014 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John LaCarre
August 11, 2014 - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
September 2014 - Combined meeting with Tom's Third Thursday Book Club Sept. 16 to discuss Omaha Reads pick
October 6, 2014 - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
November 10, 2014 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
December 8, 2014 - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Last Wednesday Book Club
When: Last Wednesday of each month. NOTE: The group does not meet in November and December.
Where: Millard Branch Meeting Room
January 29, 2014 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
February 26, 2014 - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
March 26, 2014 - I know this much is true by Wally Lamb
April 30, 2014 - Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer
May 28, 2014 - Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
June 25, 2014 - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Lynda Jones
July 30, 2014 - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
August 27, 2014 - The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
September 24, 2014 - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
October 29, 2014 - The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
May 27, 2015 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
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 7, 2014 - Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
February 4, 2014 - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
March 4, 2014 - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
April 1, 2014 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
May 6, 2014 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
June 3, 2014 - Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
July 1, 2014 - Dog on it by Spencer Quinn
August 5, 2014 - A Trick of Light by Louise Penny
September 2, 2014 - Manna from Hades by Carolyn Dunn
October 7, 2014 - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiuro
November 4, 2014 - Interrupted Aria by Beverle Graves Myers
December 2, 2014 - Hell or High Waters by Joy Castro
January 6, 2015 - Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin
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.
December 3, 2013 - John Brown's Body by Martin, Jack
January 7, 2014 - Montana 1948 by Watson, Larry
February 4, 2014 - Always looking up by fox, Michael J.
March 4, 2013 - The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
April 1, 2014 - To Be Announced
May 6, 2014 - Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
June 3, 2014 - The Magic Room by Zeffrey Zaslow
July 1, 2014 - Mennonite in a little black dress by Rhoda Janzen
August 8, 2014 - The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
September 9, 2014 - Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin
October 7, 2014 - An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
November 4, 2014 - The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig
December 2, 2014 - A Trick of Light by Louise Penny
April 2015 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
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.
September 7, 2013 - Face of a stranger by Perry, Anne
October 5, 2013 - The Tin Drum by Grass, Gunter
November 2, 2013 - In the garden of beasts by Larson, Erik.
December 2, 2013 - Death Comes for the Archbisop by Cather, Willa
January 4, 2014 - Movie Day
February 1, 2014 - Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro, Kazuo
March 1, 2014 - The Kitchen Daughter by McHenry, Jael
April 5, 2014 - Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman
May 3, 2014 - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
June 7, 2014 - The Sandcastle Girls by Bohjalian, Chris
July, 12, 2014 - Mansfield Park by Austen, Jane
August 2, 2014 - The Age of Miracles by Thompson Walker, Karen
September 13, 2014 - Angle of Repose by Stegner, Wallace
October 4, 2014 - I am a Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice
November 1, 2014 - Beautiful Ruins by Walter, Jess
December 6, 2014 - Four Blue Stars in the Window by Eymann Mohrman, Barbara
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.
September 20, 2014 - A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
October 18, 2014 - The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
November 15, 2014 - Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie, Rehak
December 20, 2014 - Middlesex by Jeffrey Euginides
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
October 27 , 2014 - Truman by David McCullogh
November 25, 2014 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
December 23, 2014 - To Be Announced
January 22, 2015 - An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
Swanson Swingers Book Club
When: 2nd Thursdays, 10 am
Where: Conference Room
March 13, 2014 - Flight Behavior by Kingsolver, Barbara
April 10, 2014 - The Weird Sisters by Brown, Eleanor
May 8, 2014 - The Professor's House by Cather, Willa
June 12, 2014 - The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, Ernest
July 17, 2014 - Appaloosa by Parker, Robert B.
August 14, 2014 - The Magic Room by Zaslow, Jeffrey
September 11, 2014 - A Painted House by Grisham, John
October 9, 2014 - Gaudy Night by Sayers, Dorothy L.
November 13, 2014 - The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by Le Carré, John
December 11, 2014 - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Janzen, Rhoda
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
Witty Whimsical Women
When: 3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm
Where: Panera Bread in Beverly Plaza, 7825 Dodge St.
March 19, 2014 - Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
April 16, 2014 - The Green Glass Sea by Klages, Ellen.
May 21, 2014 - Montana 1948: A Novel by Watson, Larry.
June 18, 2014 - Death comes for the archbishop by Cather, Willa.
July 16, 2014 - The Round House by Erdrich, Louise.
August 20, 2014 - Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Issac Newton: A Novel by Kerr, Philip.
September 17, 2014 - In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Larson, Erik.
October 15, 2014 - A Fine Dark Line by Lansdale, Joe R.
November 19, 2014 - Cocaine Blues by Greenwood, Kerry.
December 17, 2014 - Excellent Women by Pym, Barbara.
January 21, 2015 - Water, Stone, Heart: A Novel by North, Will.
Charles B. Washington Branch | 2868 Ames Ave. | 402.444.4849
Sisters to Sisters
When: 2nd Saturdays, 1pm
Where: Meeting Room A
December 8, 2012 - Eye for an eye by Joseph, Dwayne S
January 12, 2013 - Knee deep in the game by George, Boston
February 9, 2013 - Fly on the Wall by Trista Russell
March 9, 2013 - Come Get Some by Nane Quartay
April 13, 2013 - Coca Kola: The Baddest Chick by Nisa Santiago
May 11, 2013 - Platinum by Aliya S. King
June 8, 2013 - Diamond Life by Aliya S. King
July 13, 2013 -Natural Born Liar by Noire
September 2013 - Sexy Little Liar by Noire
October 2013 - The Saddle Club
November 2013 - Keeping Secrets, Telling Lies
December 2013 - Anointed
January 2014 - Finding Mrs. Wright
February 2014 - The Cartel's Daughter
March 2014 - Pretty Kings
April 2014 - Hell or High Water
May 2014 - Trickin'
Diva Sistaz Book Club
When: 4th Saturdays, 3 pm
Where: Meeting Room B
Join us each month as we discuss the latest title of urban fiction. Food and beverages provided.
June 23, 2012 - Moth to a flame by Ashley
July 28, 2012 - Black Friday : exposed byAshley
August 25, 2012 - Unexpected interruptions by Hickman, Trice
September 22, 2012 - Baltimore chronicles. Volume 1 - Hernandez, Treasure
October 27, 2012 - Eye for an eye by Joseph, Dwayne S.
November 24, 2012 - Knee deep in the game by George, Boston
December 22, 2012 - Fly on the Wall by Trista Russell
January 26, 2013 - Can I Get a Witness by Reshonda Tate Billingsley
February 23, 2013 - Platinum by Aliya S. King
March 23, 2013 - Diamond Life by Aliya S. King
April 27, 2013 - Natural Born Liar by Noire
May 25, 2013 - Sexy Little Liar by Noire
June 22, 2013 - Come Get Some by Nane Quartay
July 27, 2013 - Coca Kola: The baddest Chick by Nisa Santiago
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 28, 2014 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
February 25, 2014 - It is well with my soul: the extraordinary life of a 106-year-old woman by Ella Mae Johnson
March 25, 2014 - The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol
April 22, 2014 - Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
May 27, 2014 - Dark Matter: the private life of Sir Isaac Newton by Phillip Kerr
June 24, 2014 - A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
July 22, 2014 - An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
August 26, 2014 - Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and te women who created her by Melanie Rehak
September 23, 2014 - Mennonite in a little black dress by Rhoda Janzen
October 27 , 2014 - Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo