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.
Lunchtime Book Discussion Group meets from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Patrons are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and enjoy a lively and spirited discussion of the month’s book selection. The meetings are held in the Artesia Public Library meeting room. The book is available in multiple formats at the library. Should you need special assistance, please inform library staff and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.
•August 16, 2021 A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
•September 20, 2021 Educated: a Memoir by Tara Webster
•October 18, 2021 The Princess Bride by William Goldman
•November 15, 2021 The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
•December 20, 2021 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Crafty Kitch Lit Read and Feed is a Book Discussion Group dedicated to foods and crafting. Each month the book selection has a food theme. This group meets the last Thursday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The monthly book selection is available in multiple formats at the library and digitally. Should you need special assistance, please inform library staff and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Feel free to do a craft to keep your hands occupied while your mouth and brain discuss the latest foodie book. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.
•January 28, 2021 Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
•February 25, 2021 Day of the Dandelion by Peter Pringle
•March 25, 2021 The Divorce Diet by Ellen Hawley
•April 29, 2021 Fromage a Trois by Victoria Brownlee
•May 27, 2021 Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King
•June 24, 2021 The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak
•July 29, 2021 Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
•August 26, 2021 The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia
•September 30, 2021 Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber