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HMCPL Book Clubs

Love talking about a good book as much as you do reading it? Then take a look at what our book clubs are reading next. Our book clubs are just as varied as the books you love! Some groups meet in the morning, some at lunch, and some at night. There are meetings at several different branches, and each group tends to focus on a different type of book.

BLT is a group that reads fiction and nonfiction books and likes to discuss new thoughts and ideas. Occasionally we will take field trips or have special activities related to the book discussion. Attendees can bring a brown bag lunch to eat while we have our book discussion.

We read a little bit of this and a little bit of that, so don't worry about not liking our picks. There will be something for everyone! This group is for folks 21+ only.

The Bookworms are a home-schooled group of children grades K-3rd.
They meet on two Tuesdays of the month to read and discuss the book
and enjoy programs based on the book.

Join Paul Harrison for a year of reading CS Lewis. Each month, the group will read one of CS Lewis’s books and discuss. The group is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

The Chatterbox Book Club is a book club is specifically for home schooled youth ages 12 and older. We meet every week to discuss the latest part of a book we are all reading. We usually read Young Adult Fiction or Fantasy.

The Clever Readers book club is specifically for home schooled children ages 7-11 years old. We meet every week to discuss the latest part of a book we are all reading, and then do an activity based on the book. Join the fun!

Coffee, Cake, and Conversation is a diverse group of men and women who enjoy reading and discussing fiction and nonfiction. The next read is recommended by someone in the group and chosen by consensus. We respect the right to have a difference of opinion. 

We enjoy good conversation and a light meal provided by the group. All are welcome to attend, even if you don’t read the book. 

Cupid's Café features romantic fiction. An author is chosen every month and members read at least one of the author's books before the next meeting. Members share their favorites, discuss the good, the bad, and the naughty, and have fun trying new titles in this exciting and widely read genre.

The format of Cupid's Café is to choose authors in a cycle. The first month of a cycle features a new or newly-discovered writer; the second month spotlights a perennial favorite; and the third month showcases our regional talent by choosing an author who lives in North Alabama. Pizza is offered at the meetings for a $5.00 charge.

FABclub meets once a month to discuss books by different female authors. We read across a variety of genres, old and new. Everyone is welcome to join!

If you grok science-fiction, fantasy, new weird, slipstream, or cyberpunk, then come hang out with the library at Das Stahl Bierhaus to talk beer and books every first Tuesday. Wine, cider, radlers, gluten-free, and non-alcoholic options are also available. New members are always welcome. To see a list of past Fantasy Flight reads, check out our Goodreads shelf here.

Hey Adults, do you love Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, and The Princess Diaries? Feel like a creeper when lurking in the young adult section of libraries and book stores looking for the next great thing to hit the shelves? Fear not, for you are not alone! Join us, drink in hand, to discuss the newest and greatest. To see past and current selections for ForeverYA, visit here. Ages 18+

The adult ladies' Gurley Girls Book Club read a variety of genres ... fiction & nonfiction. For each monthly meeting, a Gurley Girl will choose a book for everyone to read & will host the discussion at the library. Come be a part of our book club and share your ideas. Getting together is just as much about sharing time with fellow readers as it is reading a great new book.

Book Club for adults geared toward those who enjoy books by David Baldacci, Ruth Ware, and other suspense/thriller authors. Pick up a copy of the book at the Madison Library Information Desk.

The Homeschool Tween Book Club are a home-schooled group of children
grades 4th-8th. They meet on two Tuesdays of each month to read & discuss the book and enjoy programs based on the book.

Join us at Innerspace Brewing for our newest romance bookclub. Enjoy a cold brew and discuss your favorite authors and novels!

Join us to discuss new or old, series or stand alone, thriller or cozy, fiction or non-fiction mysteries. Check at Bailey Cove for a listing of titles for the year

Enjoy an energetic literary conversation with a group of adults reading a little bit of everything. Your next great read is waiting for you! Knitting and needlework not required.


Uncover new reading adventures! Find long-remembered favorites! Discover award-winning titles! Try a "Muscular Read" What is a muscular read? It's a book outside your comfort zone, a book that makes you think.

Adult ladies of all ages are invited to join us for a fun discussion about our monthly selection. We read various genre of fiction.

Come join us to discuss the pre-determined light romance book. Bring your lunch, your book of the month, and your positive attitude!

This group is for fans of all things romance, from historical to paranormal and everything in between. Bring your lunch if you like, and discuss the next swoon-worthy book club pick.

Each month will will discuss the mystery book that was selected by members the previous month.

Gather with these adult readers to enjoy a good laugh and a good read every month. Our annual reading lists include mysteries, humor, historical fiction and some true crime.

A good murder deserves a good venue.

The One Way Ticket Downtown Murder Mystery Book Club always offers an appropriate location--pub, café, tea room, etc.--to go along with our discussions of murder mysteries. Club members choose an author or group of authors each month and meet at a spot that fits the time period, country, or flavor of the authors’ work.

Our club is for adult book lovers that enjoy reading a variety of fiction and non fiction titles. Members bring light snacks to share with one another.

The Book Report is a book club for people who don't have time to read a selected book, but still want to meet fellow book-lovers and talk books. Enjoy the wonderful ambiance of Yellowhammer Brewery, meet fellow readers, and share what you're reading right now. We'll provide a list after each meeting of all the books discussed, and you'll come away with great new suggestions. For a list of shared books, visit our HMCPL Goodreads group and click on The Book Report bookshelf.

The Murphy Book Club has been meeting for 15 years, and the secret is good books and conversation! We read and discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction. New members are always welcome. For a list of current and past MBC reads, check out our Goodreads shelf here. Ages 18+.

We read a wide variety of contemporary books chosen by our group.

This book club is for adults who like to read YA. We bring food themed around the book for the month.