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Book Groups

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

Virtual Book Groups

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

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.

Youth Book Groups

Branch Book Groups

Antioch

Mystery Book Group
Explores Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense
1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Bookaholics
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
3rd Tuesday at 1:00 p.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

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

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

Camden Point

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
3rd Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Claycomo

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

YA for Adults 
Broad selection of teen-focused titles
4th Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Colbern Road Library Center

Happy Bookers
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Kaffe Klatch
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Chapter Chat
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Books and Brew
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
4th Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Dearborn

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

East Lee's Summit

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 Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Grandview

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

Kearney

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

Lee's Summit

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.

Oak Grove

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
2nd Tuesday at 6:30 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 Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

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

Riverside

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

Smithville

Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
1st 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

Blue Ribbon Adult Book Group
Broad selection of Fiction and Nonfiction
4th Monday at 7:00 p.m.

NovelTea
Come joining us for a different type of book group discussion! Bring what you’re currently reading and get new ideas from others’ reading suggestions
Contact the branch for dates and times.  

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