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

During the Kilmer Branch Library closure April 17 to May 26 the Book Club in a Box program will continue, though kits may not be picked up from or returned to Kilmer.

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 call 462-2199.

Please note the May 3 meeting has been cancelled due to the Kilmer closing April 17 through May 26.

Selections & Schedule

2018

January 4 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
February 1 - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
March 1 - A Land Remembered by Patrick Smith
April 5 - Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
May  3 - Cancelled due to Kilmer closing
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 contact Delphine Newton at 772-462-2787 or newtond@stlucieco.org.

Please note the April 19, May 3 and May 17 meetings will take place at Hurston Branch Library due to the Kilmer closing, April 17 through May 26. Members unable to make those meetings are asked to return their copies of those books to the nearest branch library. Please note it will not be possible to return items to Kilmer while it is closed.

Selections & Schedule

2017

December 21 - Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

2018

January 4 - Don’t Stop the Carnival  by Herman Wouk
January 18 - H Is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald
February 1 - I Am the Clay by Chaim Potok
February 15 - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
March 1 - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
March 15 - The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
April  5 - Inside the O’Briens by  Lisa Genova
The April 19, May 3 and May 17 meetings will take place at Hurston Branch Library due to the Kilmer closing from April 17 through May 26.
At Hurston - April 19 - The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro
At Hurston - May 3 - Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
At Hurston - May 17 - The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
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

 


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
January 3 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
February 7 - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
March 7 - Don’t Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk
April 4 - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
May 2 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
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

January 3 - Since We Fell by Dennis LeHane
February 7 - We Were the Lucky Ones  by Georgia Hunter
March 7 - The Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates
April 4 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko
May  2 - The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
June 6 - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
July 11 -  The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff



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

2017
December 12 - Ellis Angels On the Move by Carol Lee Limata

 

2018

January 9 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko
February 13 - Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
March 13 - Lovers at the Chameleon Club by Francine Prose
April 10 - The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
May 8 - Turner House by Angela Flournoy
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
Meetingsare 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

 

2017
December 28 - A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block

2018

January 30 - Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
February 27 -  The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver
March 27 - Miami, It’s Murder by Edna Buchanan
April 24 - The Pardon by James Grippando
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

 January 4 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
February 1 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
March 1 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
April 5 - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
May 3 - Lovers at the Chameleon Club by Francine Prose
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