Book Club Discussion Groups

The Bellevue Public Library sponsors four book clubs each month:

Senior Center Book Club (2nd Friday at 10 a.m. at the Bellevue Senior Center). Titles read the last 12 months include: Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts; The Secrets of Harmony Grove by Mindy Starns Clark; Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson; One for the Money by Janet Evanovich; The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin; Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke; American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin; The Cowboy and the Cossack by Clair Huffaker; Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini; Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout; The Lieutenant's Lady by Bess Streeter Aldrich; Elizabeth: The Queen by Sally Bedell Smith; and The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore.

Readers Club (1st Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the library). Titles read the last 12 months include: American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin; Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon; Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter; Wild by Cheryl Strayed; The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe; The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty; Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan; The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown; The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bojahlian; The Son by Philip Meyer; Whispers of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark; The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri; and The Spire by Richard North Patterson.

Tuesday Night Book Club (3rd Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. at the library). Titles read the last 12 months include: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty; Body Surfing by Anita Shreve; Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini; Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond; Defending Jacob by William Landay; Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls; Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris; The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin; Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple; The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel; The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo; Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain; and Whispers of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark.

Thursday Afternoon Club (3rd Thursday at 3 p.m. at the library). Titles read the last 12 months include: Once upon a Town by Bob Greene; Five Quarters of theOrange by Joanne Harris; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer; Learning to Swim by Sara Henry; Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis; Anything Considered by Peter Mayle; Look Again by Lisa Scottoline; The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo; Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard; Fireproof by Alex Kava; The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty; Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman; and The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

Each club meets for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Books are provided by the library in both regular and large type editions. Memberships to the Tuesday Night, Readers Club and Thursday Afternoon book clubs are limited to 15 persons each. For more information, contact Julie Dinville, Adult Services Librarian, (402) 293-3157, or at julie.dinville@bellevue.net.


 Book Club Kits

Bellevue Public Library offers over 200 book club kits to registered book clubs from Bellevue, La Vista and Plattsmouth. The kits include 10 copies of the title and discussion materials in a canvas bag. Checkout is for six weeks. To see a complete listing of kit titles and/or to learn more about the kits, click here.


 NoveList Plus

The NoveList Plus online database provides a number of book group discussion guides. NoveList Plus also provides many other resources for readers. Perhaps you’re looking for a book in a specific genre, or maybe you just need to know the next book in your favorite mystery series. If so, NoveList Plus is the solution for you. Using NoveList Plus, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, and more. To access click on the "Online Resources" links above and then "NebraskAccess."



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