Adult Book Clubs

If you love to read and talk about books, Irving's libraries offer 11 book clubs for adults covering a wide range of tastes.  Event dates and times are subject to change. Please see the Adult Program Calendar for the most-up-to-date information.

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Book Lover’s Happy Hour (South Irving Library)

An informal discussion group for readers who like to talk about books. Each session focuses on a general theme, rather than an individual book. 

The group meets in-person and virtually at 7 p.m. once every other month. Check our online calendar for upcoming titles. For Zoom credentials, email KWong@CityofIrving.org.  

Upcoming dates: Sept. 27 and Nov. 29.

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Cook the Book (Valley Ranch Library)

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then hang onto your spatula! We pick the cookbook; you choose and make a recipe. Then we all partake. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Novices will have the chance to learn from more experienced cooks, and the experienced cooks will have a chance to show off and share their amazing skills. For more information, call the Valley Ranch Library at (972) 721-4669. 

The group meets in-person at noon on a select Saturday each month.  Check our online calendar for upcoming titles.. To register and select a recipe, visit the Valley Ranch Library information desk or call (972) 721-4612 for more information. 

Upcoming meetings: Sept. 25, Oct. 30 and Nov. 20.


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Girls Night Out Book Club (Valley Ranch Library)

This women’s only club reads and discusses books about family relationships, love, friendship, and self-discovery. Limited number of copies of the current month’s selection will be available for check out at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. 

The group meets in-person at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.  Check our online calendar for upcoming titles.. To register, visit the Valley Ranch Library information desk or call (972) 721-4612 for more information.  

Upcoming meetings: Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

ABC_Global Reads

Global Reads Book Club (West Irving Library)

Join fellow book lovers to explore different cultures through literature. Reading selections focus on titles by authors from around the world. The book group meets at the West Irving Library each month on selected Saturday afternoons. Light refreshments are served.  

The group is currently on hiatus. Check back for updates.

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Heritage Book Club (Heritage Senior Center)

We are an informal group of mature book lovers who read and discuss a wide variety of titles, from recent literary best sellers to classic novels. 

The group meets in-person at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Heritage Senior Center library, 200 S. Jefferson Street. Readers must belong to the Heritage Senior Center in order to join. Call (972) 721-2496 for more information.

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I Love YA Book Club (South Irving Library)

I “Heart” YA is a book club for those who can’t get enough of Young Adult literature. Connect with fellow readers as we discuss a wide range of YA books.  Adults and teens are welcome, and refreshments will be served. 

The group meets virtually at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.  Check our online calendar for upcoming titles. For Zoom credentials, email GSikes@CityofIrving.org. 

Upcoming meetings: Sept. 8.


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Live to Read Book Club (South Irving Library)

This group meets every month to revitalize the art of book discussion. Each meeting, the book club features a different theme.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the South Irving Library, with some exceptions.  Check our online calendar for upcoming titles..  

Upcoming meetings: Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8

ABC_Midweek Mysteries

Midweek Mysteries (South Irving Library)

Join us for a lively discussion of the best that the mystery genre has to offer. Topics will range from contemporary works to the grand masters who started it all. Bring your own brown bag lunch.

The group meets in-person and virtually at noon on the first Wednesday of each month.  Check our online calendar for upcoming titles.. For Zoom credentials, email KWong@CityofIrving.org.  

Upcoming meetings: Sept. 1 and Oct. 6

ABC_Novel Fiction

Novel Fiction Book Club (Valley Ranch Library)

Please join us for an insightful discussion centered on books from a variety of fiction genres like; Historical, Literary, General, Science Fiction, etc. ... maybe even a little romance or suspense thrown in.

The group meets in-person at 10 a.m. on a select Saturday each month.  Check our online calendar for upcoming titles. To register, visit the Valley Ranch Library information desk or call (972) 721-4612 for more information. 

Upcoming meetings: Sept. 11, Oct. 16, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

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Tried & True Book Club (Valley Ranch Library)

Do you enjoy novels that have either stood the test of time, or the latest and best in non-fiction narratives? Every month participants of the Tried and True Book Club alternate between reading classical literature or recent non-fiction books.  

The group meets virtually at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.  Check our online calendar for upcoming titles.. To register, visit cityofirving.org/3612 and click on the Zoom registration button.  

Upcoming meetings: Sept. 9 and Oct. 14.

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Zoomicorns in cyberSpace (West Irving Library)

If you enjoy science fiction or fantasy, from space opera to high fantasy, steampunk to just plain weird, then join us for book talk with Unicorns in Space. Every month we discuss a new topic, rather than a specific title. 

The group meets in-person and virtually at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  Check our online calendar for upcoming titles.. For Zoom credentials, email LOpella@CityofIrving.org.  

Upcoming meetings: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 and Dec. 28.