Book Discussion Groups

The Library currently sponsors several discussion groups for adults. At monthly meetings you will discuss the best of contemporary fiction as well as some classics and non-fiction. We provide a copy of the book, a place to talk about it, and the expertise of one of our staff. Meetings are at the Kilmer (Fort Pierce), Lakewood Park, Lewis, Morningside and Port St. Lucie Branch Libraries.

Book Club in a Box
The Library offers resources and consultation to help you and your own book club every step of the way. With Book Club in a Box, you can obtain everything you need for a great discussion. If you have a St. Lucie County library card, you can check out a box with an extended due date at no charge. Most boxes include 12 copies of the selected title and discussion questions. If you are interested, a one-time facilitator may be available to meet with your group. Click here for the current list of available titles. For more information, please contact 772-462-2199.

The Library welcome donations to the Book Club in a Box program, which help us add new titles each year. If you or your group would like to make a new title available for discussion, please click here to see our guidelines for donation.

Online Book Clubs
You may also want to sign up for one our online book clubs and receive daily excerpts from new and classic books. Areas of interest include Audio, "AuthorBuzz," Business, Classics, Fiction, Good News, Mystery, Nonfiction, "Pre-publication," Romance, Science Fiction, Teen and Thrillers.




Kilmer (Fort Pierce) Branch Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group

This book discussion group meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm in the first floor Meeting Room. For more information please call 462-2199.

Selections & Schedule

2018
June 7 - The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
            The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
July 5 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
           Don’t Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk
August 2 - House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus
September 6 - Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
October 4 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
November 1 - The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
                    A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
December 6 - The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henríquez



Kilmer (Fort Pierce) Branch Great Expectations Book Discussion Group
This group meets most 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month 10 am to noon in the first floor Meeting Room. For more information please contact Delphine Newton at 772-462-2787 or newtond@stlucieco.org.

 

Selections & Schedule

2018
June 21 - The House of Sand and Fog  by Andre Dubus
July 19 - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
August 16 - The Truth According To Us by Annie Barrows
September 20 - Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
October 4 - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
October 18 - The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende
November 1 - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
November 15 - Circling the Sun by Paula Mclain
December 6 - An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin




Kilmer (Fort Pierce) Branch Page-to-Screen
Read the book, watch the film, discuss it! This book and film discussion group meets on the third Friday of the month at 10 am in the first floor Meeting Room. Please note that all of the films in this series are rated R, and no one under 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. For more information please call 462-2199.

Selections & Schedule

2018
September 21 – Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel
October 19 – Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Nov. 16 – Atonement by Ian McEwan

 


 

Lakewood Park Branch Book Discussion Group
The Lakewood Park Book Discussion Group meets at 3 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please call 772-462-6870.

Selections & Schedule

2018
June 6 - Moonglow by Michael Chabon
July 11 - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
August 1 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
September 5 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko
October 3 - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
November 7 - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
December 5 - Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane



 

Lewis Branch Book Discussion Group
The Lewis Book Discussion Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 2 pm. For more information please call 772-871-5470.

Selections & Schedule

2018
June 6 - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
July 11 -  The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff August 1 -  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 
September 5 -  Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson
October 3 -  Loving Frank by Nancy Horton
November 7 -  Emperor’s Children by Clair Messud
December 5 -  Faithful Place by Tana French

 


 

Morningside Branch Book Discussion Group
The Morningside Book Discussion Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3:30 pm in Room 103. For more information please contact Sandy Henry-Gordon at henry-gordons@stlucieco.org or call 772-337-5632.

Selections & Schedule

2018
June 12 - Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
July 10 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
August 14 - We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
September 11 - Don’t Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk
October 9 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
November 13 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
December 11 - Moonglow by Michael Chabon




Morningside Branch Mystery Lovers Book Discussion Group
Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 pm. For more information please contact Cassandra Chan at 772-337-5632 or chanc@stlucieco.org.

Selections & Schedule

2018
May 29 -  Unseen by Karin Slaughter
June 26 - Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods
July 31 - Murder at Ford’s Theatre by Margaret Truman




Port St. Lucie Branch Book Discussion Group
The Port St. Lucie Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3 pm. For more information please call 772-871-5450.

Selections & Schedule

2018
June 7 - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
July 5 - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
August 2 - The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
September 6 - A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
October 4 - The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
November 1 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
December 6 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance