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Book Groups

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MCPL offers a variety of ways for you to get involved in Book Groups at our branches, online, or in the community. 

Branch Book Groups

Join us for fun and fellowship as we discuss plots, characters, and styles in various books. Each book group selects a book, and registration is usually required, so we suggest customers call their branch to reserve their spot, and check out the upcoming titles.

Virtual Book Groups

Our virtual book group events take place on various dates and times. Register and contact booktalk@mymcpl.org for access to the event’s book title (while stock is available).

Community Book Groups

Are you involved in a community book group? If so, your group is invited to take advantage of the titles in our Book Group Service Collection. The Collection includes multiple copies of select book titles which our Library book groups have used.

Branch Book Groups

Antioch

Thursdays Are for Murder
Explores Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense
1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Bookaholics
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
3rd Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

Blue Ridge

The Usual Suspects Book Group 
Explores Mysteries, Thrillers and Suspense
2nd Monday at 7:00 p.m. 

The Whodunnits Book Group
Explores Mysteries, Thrillers and Suspense
2nd Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

Blue Springs North

Next Chapter Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
2nd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Blue Springs South

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Inspirational Book Group
Explores Inspirational Fiction 
3rd Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Buckner

Afternoon Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
3rd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. 

Evening Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Camden Point

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m.*

*contact branch when the 3rd Monday falls on a holiday (eg: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day)

Claycomo

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction (Occasional Nonfiction) 
3rd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Bookworms Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
4th Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Dearborn

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
2nd Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

East Lee's Summit

Mystery Monday
3rd Monday at 2:00 p.m.*
Fact N' Fiction
2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Out Of This World
3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

*contact branch when the 3rd Monday falls on a holiday (eg: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day)

Excelsior Springs

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
4th Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Grain Valley

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Green Hills

Fresh Take Book Group 
Explores best-selling fiction
2nd Thursday at 2:00 p.m. 

Kearney

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Lee's Summit

From Beginning to End Book Group
Broad selection of fiction and nonfiction
1st Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Mystery Loves Company Book Group
Broad selection of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense
3rd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Lone Jack

Thursday Evening Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

North Independence

The Buck Stops Here (The Presidential Book Group) 
Hosted by Doug Richardson from the Truman House. 
3rd Thursday at 2:00 p.m. 

Fiction Addiction
Broad selection of Fiction
4th Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

North Oak

Monday Random Readers
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
2nd Monday at 2:00 p.m.

A Novel Idea Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
 

Oak Grove

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Parkville

Book Tasters Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Group  
Alternates between science fiction and fantasy each month
3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Platte City

Friday Morning Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Raytown

Adult Book Group (session 1)
Broad selection of fiction with an emphasis on Mystery (Occasional Non-Fiction)
3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. 

Adult Book Group (session 2)
Broad selection of fiction with an emphasis on Mystery (Occasional Non-Fiction)
3rd Thursday at 2:00 p.m. 

Red Bridge

Best Sellers Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

R&R Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
3rd Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Riverside

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
2nd Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Smithville

A Novel Bunch Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
First Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

South Independence

Modern Classics Book Club
Broad selection of Fiction that has left a lasting impression
3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Mystery Mondays
Explores Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense
4th Monday at 2:00 p.m.

Withers

Sunshine Book Club
Broad selection of Fiction (Occasional Nonfiction)
2nd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Woodneath Library Center

The Perfect Blend
Broad selection of Adult and Young Adult Titles in both Fiction and Nonfiction
One Saturday a month at 10:30 a.m.

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