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
December 6 - The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henríquez

2019
January 3 - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
February 7  - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
March 7     - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward   
April 4 - Charming Billy by Alice McDermott   
May 2 - The Supremes at Earl’s All - You - Can - Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore   
June 6 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith    
July 11 - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford   
August 1 - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   
September 5 - Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova   
October 3 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon   
November 7  - The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro   
December 5 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones



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
December 6 - An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

2019

January 17 - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
February 21 - Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
March 21 - The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú
April 18 - The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
May 16 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
June 20 - Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
July 18 - The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
August 15 - The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr   
September 19 - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson   
October 17 - American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar  
November 21  - Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family  by Amy Ellis Nutt   
December 19 - The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa



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
December 21- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

2019
January 18 - A Time to Kill by John Grisham
February 15 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

 


 

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
December 5 - Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

2019

January 2 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
February 6 - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
March 6 - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
April 3 - Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
May 1 - Identical Strangers by Paula Bernstein
June 5 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
July 3 - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
August 7 - The Boys in Boats by Daniel James Brown
September 4 - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
October 2 - The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff
November 6 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
December 4 - I am the Clay by Chaim Potok



 

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
December 5 -  Faithful Place by Tana French

2019

January 2 - Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood   
February 6 - Circling the Sun by Paula McLain   
March 6 - Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
April 3 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
May 1 - In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien   
June 5 - Origin by Dan Brown
July 3 - Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
August 7 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
September 4 - The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
October 2 - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
November 6 - White Houses by Amy Bloom
December 4 - Wright Brothers by David McCullough

 


 

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
December 11 - Moonglow by Michael Chabon

2019

January 8 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
February 12 - I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg  
March 12 - Still Alice by Lisa Genova  
April 9 - Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht  
May 14 - Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo  
June 11 - Peace Like a River by Lief Enger  
July 9 - Life after Life by Jill McCorkle  
August 13 - Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda
September 10 - Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
October 9 - Faithful Place by Tana French   
November 12 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 
December 10 - Color of Water by James McBride




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
December 18 - The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

2019
January 22 -  Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
February 26 - A Spider on the Stairs by Cassandra Chan




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
December 6 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

2019

January 3 - The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr   
February 7 - The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood    
March 7 - Faithful Place by Tana French    
April 4 - Mudbound by Hillary Jordan   
May 2 - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi   
June 6 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
July 11 - One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus   
August 1 - We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter  
September 5 - Life after Life by Jill McCorkle   
October 3 - The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows   
November 7 - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee   
December 5 - Driving the King by Ravi Howard