Book Discussion Groups

With our diverse Book Discussion Groups, the Artesia Public Library strives to create a community for book lovers to share and connect over a variety of forums. Whatever and however you like to read, our discussion groups bring people together with one thing in common… a love of books.

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch Book Club has a diverse selection of reads for the year. The selections for this group draw on many genres throughout the year. This group meets on the third Monday of the month. Books are available at the Artesia Public Library and on Libby. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.

• January 22, 2024 (4th Monday due to holiday closure) Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff
• February 19, 2024 All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
• March 18, 2024 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
• April 15, 2024 A Flag Worth Dying For by Tim Marshall
• May 20, 2024 The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
• June 25, 2024 **Special Date** Raven Woods: Smoke Signals by Denise Gard
• July 15, 2024 Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower
• August 19, 2024 The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn
• September 16, 2024 The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman
• October 21, 2024 The Whispers by Ashley Audrain
• November 18, 2024 Being Henry by Henry Winkler
• December 16, 2024 Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

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Literary Lounge

The Literary Lounge book discussion group reads books on all topics pertaining to books, literature, libraries, bookshops, librarians, authors, and more. This group meets the last Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The monthly book selection is available at the library or on Libby. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.

• January 25, 2024 The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson
• February 29, 2024 The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
• March 28, 2024 Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
• April 25, 2024 The Echo of Old Books by Barbara Davis
• May 30, 2024 Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
• June 27, 2024 The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
• July 25, 2024 The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton
• August 29, 2024 With Love From London by Sarah Jio
• September 26, 2024 Diary of a Tuscan Bookshop by Alba Donati
• October 31, 2024 The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
• November 21, 2024 (early date due to holiday closure) Magus of the Library (a graphic novel) by Mitsu Izumi
• December 19, 2024 (due to holiday closure) The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

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