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HMCPL Book Clubs

Love talking about a good book as much as you do reading it? Then take a look at what our book clubs are reading next. Our book clubs are just as varied as the books you love! Some groups meet in the morning, some at lunch, and some at night. There are meetings at several different branches, and each group tends to focus on a different type of book.

Are you a proud teen reader? Anime, sci-fi, romance, fantasy, or any type of story you crave, your new book club will be reading it all! Come join the club on the last Monday of every month at 4 p.m. No sign-up required, so grab your to-read lists off your Goodreads shelf and get ready to read and connect with new friends! 

BLT is a group that reads fiction and nonfiction books and likes to discuss new thoughts and ideas. Occasionally they will take field trips or have special activities related to the book discussion.

Attendees can bring a brown bag lunch to eat while we have our book discussion.

Bob Jones High School students are welcomed to this book club formed in partnership between Madison Public Library and Bob Jones High School. 

Do you love to read? Do you love to drink beer? What if we said you could do both at Books for Beer Nerds? We read a little bit of this and a little bit of that, so don’t worry about not liking our picks. There will be something for everyone! This group is for folks 21+ only.

Stuck in a reading rut? Get some new ideas and insights from Books In Review. All ages welcome, all genres covered.

Kids ages 10-14 (grades 5-8) are in charge of their reading destinies in the Booktopia book club! Members choose their books. Meetings include discussion, an activity and a snack.

The Chatterbox Book Club is a book club is specifically for home schooled youth ages 12 and older. We meet every week to discuss the latest part of a book we are all reading, and then do an activity based on the book. Join the fun!

The Clever Readers book club is specifically for home schooled children ages 7-11 years old. We meet every week to discuss the latest part of a book we are all reading, and then do an activity based on the book. Join the fun!

Coffee, Cake, and Conversation is a diverse group of men and women who enjoy reading and discussing fiction and nonfiction. The next read is recommended by someone in the group and chosen by consensus. We respect the right to have a difference of opinion. 

We enjoy good conversation and a light meal provided by the group. All are welcome to attend, even if you don’t read the book. 

Cupid's Café features romantic fiction. An author is chosen every month and members read at least one of the author's books before the next meeting. Members share their favorites, discuss the good, the bad, and the naughty, and have fun trying new titles in this exciting and widely read genre.

The format of Cupid's Café is to choose authors in a cycle. The first month of a cycle features a new or newly-discovered writer; the second month spotlights a perennial favorite; and the third month showcases our regional talent by choosing an author who lives in North Alabama. Pizza is offered at the meetings for a $5.00 charge.

HMCPL recently partnered with Driven2Read.org, a nonprofit (started by former NASCAR pit crew member Norm Harris) dedicated to promoting youth reading and making healthy choices. Driven2Read.org does a lot of community outreach around Huntsville, and when the opportunity came up to start a new book club, we couldn’t pass it up. Harris will host the Driven2Read Book Club twice a month at the Downtown Huntsville Library. This book club is geared toward youth and their primary caregivers, to help promote reading as an intergenerational activity. 

"Discussing the book is important, but laughing is often our goal."

We've read a few nonfiction books, but mostly we focus on favorite authors and/or books of fiction. Mysteries seem to pop up as suggestions more than other genre. We've been meeting since July  2004, and we'd love to have more members!

Hey Adults, do you love Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, and The Princess Diaries? Feel like a creeper when lurking in the young adult section of libraries and book stores looking for the next great thing to hit the shelves? Fear not, for you are not alone! Join us, drink in hand, to discuss the newest and greatest.

If you grok science-fiction, fantasy, new weird, slipstream, or cyberpunk, then come hang out with the library at Das Stahl Bierhaus to talk beer and books every first Thursday. A special Fantasy Flight will be available for purchase. Wine, cider, radlers, gluten-free, and non-alcoholic options are also available.

The Great Books discussion group follows the criteria of the Great Books Foundation as expressed by Mortimer Adler: contemporary significance; that is, it has relevance to the problems and issues of our times; inexhaustible; it can be read again and again with benefit; relevant to a large number of the great ideas and great issues that have occupied the minds of thinking individuals for the last 25 centuries.

Great Books Book Club is sponsored by Learning Quest but all readers are welcome.

Live in Gurley? Have you wanted to join a book club, but wished there was one a little closer to home? We've got the answer for you: Gurley Girls! It's just as much about sharing time with fellow readers as it is reading a great new book.

We've got a new book club at Bailey Cove--by patron request! Mysteries can include: cozy mysteries, dramatic mysteries, English Mysteries or any other mystery genre you choose.

Do you like to read? Do you quilt, knit, or cross-stitch? Come join us! All readers and crafters are welcome.

Uncover new reading adventures! Find long-remembered favorites! Discover award-winning titles! Try a "Muscular Read" What is a muscular read? It's a book outside your comfort zone, a book that makes you think.

Adult ladies of all ages are invited to join us for a fun discussion about mystery books and good old whodunnits. 

Join us at the Bailey Cove Library for our newest book club, “Love Fest!" We’ll be chatting about books with strong women of values and morals, and a touch of romance. Bring your lunch, your book of the month, and your positive attitude!

Join us at the Bessie K. Russell Library where we will discuss a mixture of old and modern literature.

Discusses romance novels. Bring a brown bag lunch and meet at the Monrovia Community Center, next door to the library.

Each month at our Nonfiction Connection meetings, school-age children (grades K-5) are invited to explore a different subject each month with books, activities, and crafts. RSVP required.

A good murder deserves a good venue.

The One Way Ticket Downtown Murder Mystery Book Club always offers an appropriate location--pub, café, tea room, etc.--to go along with our discussions of murder mysteries. Club members choose an author or group of authors each month and meet at a spot that fits the time period, country, or flavor of the authors’ work.

Have you got a reluctant reader? Many times, young boys fall into this category. Reading Rangers is a book club for boys ages 8-12 years old. The goal of this club is to encourage boys to grow into responsible, kind, and productive young men through the joy of reading and carefully selected books with pertinent themes.

We read contemporary fiction of all genres. A light lunch will be provided by the BKR Friends group or book club members.

The Book Report is a book club for people who don't have time to read a selected book, but still want to meet fellow book-lovers and talk books. Enjoy the wonderful ambiance of Yellowhammer Brewery, meet fellow readers, and share what you're reading right now. We'll provide a list after each meeting of all the books discussed, and you'll come away with great new suggestions. For a list of shared books, visit our HMCPL Goodreads group and click on The Book Report bookshelf.

Welcome to The Feast, the Downtown Huntsville Library's first cookbook club. Join the group online at facebook.com/groups/thefeastdowntown and discuss your favorite recipes, the cookbooks you love (and hate!), as well as any tips or tricks you might have picked up along the way. Meeting mainly online, we will meet in person once every three months to share a potluck dinner and fellowship at the Downtown Huntsville Library.

We read a wide variety of contemporary books chosen by our group.

Take a "time out" each month to meet other adult fans of YA, enjoy a great discussion, and get exciting new recommendations. Children are welcome and entertainment will be provided!

Are you in grades 3-5 and always looking for the next great read? Join us at our first book club aimed at advanced juvenile readers. Each month we'll meet to discuss a book, enjoy an activity and snacks, and decide on our next book selection. Bring ideas and books, and we'll provide the snacks!

The YA Once Upon a Book Club is a place for teens and others who love Young Adult literature to discuss books in this prolific genre. Light refreshments are provided.