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Book Clubs

Some book clubs are currently being hosted via WebEx video conferencing. For a complete list of books clubs and events, visit our online calendar here. 
To receive the link to log on via WebEx, please register and include your email address. The email with the log-in instructions will be sent out about 30 minutes before the scheduled meeting start time. The use of WebEx is at your own risk. Aurora Public Library is not liable for damage. If you are under 18, please be sure to have a guardian’s permission to participate in this online program. 

Click on the date of the program to view detailed event information and to register; click on the title of the book to view it in our collection.

Teens (Grades 6 - 12)

Teen Book Club
Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., Mission Viejo Library
A book club by teens and for teens--now online using WebEx! Teens choose which books they want to read, then get to discuss their favorite parts with new friends. Grades 6 - 12.

- Oct. 7: "Dark Waters" by Katherine Arden

Bookworms: A Book Club for Nature Enthusiasts
Saturdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m., WebEx
Just like the pages of a book, our natural world is full of wonder! Join us each month as we share stories, explore natural phenomena and discuss our monthly book selection. This book club meets virtually once a month, with occasional in-person gathering - so we can discuss while enjoying the beauty of nature firsthand! Free to attend, but registration is required. Register at the links below to receive the virtual meeting invitation.
This book club is a partnership between City of Aurora Naturalist Team, Aurora Public Library & the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

September: "Voices from Bears Ears: Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land" by Rebecca Robinson
    - In-person: Saturday, Sept. 11, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Morrison Nature Center - Register here
- October: 
"The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America" by Timothy Egan
    - In-person: Saturday, Oct. 16, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Morrison Nature Center - Register here
    - Virtual: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m., WebEx - Register here
- November: 
"American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West" by Nate Blakeslee
    - In-person: Saturday, Nov. 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Morrison Nature Center - Registration coming soon!
    - Virtual: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., WebEx - Registration coming soon!
- December: "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson
    - In-person: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2-3:30 p.m., Morrison Nature Center - Registration coming soon!
    - Virtual: Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., WebEx - Registration coming soon!

Books at the Bar
Saturdays, 1 p.m.,WebEx
Meet up for lively discussions on popular and contemporary literature. Register online and we'll contact you via e-mail with the title of the next book. Adults.   
Sept. 11: "The Five" by Hallie Rubenhold
- Oct. 9: "The Best New True Crime Stories" by Mitzi Szereto
- Nov. 13: "The Evolution of Alice" by David A. Robertson
- Dec. 11: "Before the Coffee Gets Cold" by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
- Jan. 8: "The Parisian" by Isabella Hammad

Non-Fiction Book Club
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.,WebEx & Central Library
Meet new friends and fellow book lovers as we discuss a new non-fiction book each month! For more information, call 303.739.6630. Adults.
- Sept. 7: "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson 
- Oct. 5: "My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Nov. 2: "Educated" by Tara Westover
- Dec. 7: "Endurance" by Scott Kelly

Daytime Booklovers Book Club
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Central Library
Join Daytime Booklover's Book Club for lively discussions on a new title each month. Adults.
- Sept. 15: "Enigma" by Robert Harris
- Oct. 20: "Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie
- Nov. 17: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance
- Dec. 15: "Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson

Horror Corner Book Club
Saturdays, Noon, WebEx
For the Lovecraft of everything King and Koontz, and all things that keep you up at night. Welcome to the Horror Corner Book Club, where we like our Horror with a capital H and our suspense as sharp as a razor. We’ll discuss our love of these topics and a selected book of the month every first Saturday. Let the nightmares begin! Adults.
- Oct. 2: "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson
Nov. 6: "NOS4A2" by Joe Hill

Short Story Book Club
Saturdays, 3 p.m., WebEx
A virtual book club for busy adults with monthly readings that you can finish in an hour or less. Copies of each month's short stories may be found at the Mission Viejo or Iliff Square front desks or requested via email. Register at links below to receive the WebEx link.
· Sept. 18 · Oct. 16 · Nov. 20

True Crime Book Club
Saturdays, Noon, Mission Viejo Library
Love true crime? So do we! Let's get together on ZOOM and talk about it. Once a month, we'll discuss our favorite true crime TV shows, movies and podcasts.
- Sept. 18"The Wicked Boy: An Infamous Murder in Victorian London" by Kate Summerscale
Oct. 16"Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America" by Gilbert King
Nov. 20: "Manson in His Own Words" by Charles Manson as told to Nuel Emmons

Armchair Generals Book Club
Saturdays, Noon, Mission Viejo Library
Do you enjoy reading about military strategy, battles won and lost, rebellions and conquests? Then do we have the book club for you! Join us once a month, in person,  as we discuss the selected book and a specific military action/battle. What happened? What could have been done differently, and how could things have changed? So grab your gear and come along!   Let’s get into the nitty gritty as we read books on warfare from ancient times to the present. Adults.
- Sept. 25: "The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn" by Nathaniel Philbrick - Battle of the month: The Battle of Little Bighorn
Oct. 23:  "The Guns of August" by Barbara W. Tuchman - Battle of the month: The Battle of the Somme
- Nov. 27: "Hannibal" by Patrick Hunt - Battle of the month: Hannibal's crossing of the Alps

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