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.  To find out about upcoming books and meeting times, check the Adult Program Calendar.

ABC_Book Lovers Happy Hour

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 at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of every other month.

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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. Stop by the Valley Ranch Library Reference Desk to register for the book club and pick your recipe. 

The group meets at noon on the following Saturdays in 2020: Jan. 25, Feb. 29, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 21. Cook the Book's 3rd Annual Cookie Exchange takes place Saturday, Dec 19. 

ABC_Girls Night Out

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 at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month on the following dates in 2020: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 14 (special date), Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7.

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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 meets on select Saturday afternoons every month. 2020 topics include the works of Ralph Ellison and Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. 

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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 at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Heritage Senior Center library, 200 S. Jefferson St.

Upcoming selections in 2020 include: "Inheritance" by Dani Shapiro, "Next Year in Havana" by Chanel Cleeton, "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel, "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate, "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick, "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens 

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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 at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Future titles in 2020 include: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro, Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro and Epic by Conor Kostick.

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Live to Read Book Club (South Irving Library)

Do you enjoy reading books that improve your body, mind and spirit? Do you believe a book can change your life? The Live to Read Book Club reads and discusses recently published health and self-help books. 

The group meets at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of every month.

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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 a brown bag lunch, and we'll provide beverages.

The group meets at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.

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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 at 10 a.m. on the following Saturdays in 2020: Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 11, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12.

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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 at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month on the following dates in 2020: Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12. There is no meeting in December.

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Unicorns in Space (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 at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month.