Book Clubs



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Fletcher Library

Evening Book Discussion

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the checkout desk. Call (501) 663-5457 for more details. Registration is not required.

Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
August Book Selection:

Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein

Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

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Lunchtime Book Group

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the checkout desk. Bring your lunch; drinks are provided. Call (501)663-5457 for more details. Registration is not required.

American Eve, by Paula Uruburu
July Book Selection:

American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl, and the Crime of the Century, by Paula Uruburu

Documents the scandal-marked career of the early twentieth-century model and celebrity, covering such topics as her early fame in her mid-teens, her marriage to millionaire Harry K. Thaw, and her infamous relationship with her murdered lover, famed architect Stanford White.

Upcoming Books:
  • August 2015: TBA

Maumelle Library

Maumelle's Second Monday Book Club

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call (501) 851-2551 for more details. Registration is not required.

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, by Ann B. Ross
August Book Selection

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, by Ann B. Ross

When Hazel Marie Puckett and her nine-year-old son, Little Lloyd, show up on Julia Springer's doorstep in Abbotsford, North Carolina, Miss Julia receives the shock of her long and proper life. After 44 years of marriage to pillar-of-church-and-community Wesley Lloyd Springer, she discovers that while she had assumed he was working late at the family bank, he was engaged in other, more carnal, pursuits. For, as Hazel Marie shyly explains, Little Lloyd is Miss Julia's late husband's son. His arrival in Miss Julia's life sets off a chain of events that involves a hypocritical minister, a violent beating, a crooked televangelist, a high-speed car chase, a kidnapping, and a surprising revelation about her late husband's will. Miss Julia not only speaks her mind but also comes to a deeper understanding of the meaning of love, friendship, and trust.

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2nd Monday "No Borders" Book Club
2nd Monday Book Club

The 2nd Monday "No Borders" Book Club is a new kind of book club - one that will fit your schedule! It is an expansion of the existing Maumelle Library's 2nd Monday Book Club. With a growing interest in the book club mixed with the busy schedules of the readers, we open the book club to online discussion and online participation.

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McMath Library

Girlfriends, Books, and Brunch

Meetings are held once a month on Saturdays. Call (501) 225-0066 for exact day and time each month. Registration is not required.


Nixon Library

Nixon Book Worms

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the Circulation Desk.

A Land More Kind than Home, by Wiley Cash
August Book Selection

A Land More Kind than Home, by Wiley Cash

Growing up in a small North Carolina town, Jess Hall is plunged into an adulthood for which he is not prepared when his autistic older brother, Stump, sneaks a look at something he is not supposed to see, which has catastrophic repercussions.

Upcoming Book Schedule:
  • September 2015: TBA
True Stories Book Club

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Copies of the selected book are available at the Circulation Desk

A Year of Biblical Womanhood, by Rachel Held Evans
August Book Selection

A Year of Biblical Womanhood, by Rachel Held Evans

The author spends a year exploring traditional Biblical roles for women, including such activities as interviewing a polygamist's wife, visiting an Amish school, abstaining from gossip, and corresponding with an Orthodox Jewish woman.

Upcoming Book Schedule:
  • September 2015: TBA

Sanders Library

Book Chats

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. Members read whatever they choose and share with the group. Call (501) 835-7756 for more information.


Terry Library

Book Lover's Book Club

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month, September through May, at 11:00 a.m. Members will read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 228-0129 for more details. Registration is not required, but appreciated.

August 2015

This meeting will be a planning session to decide the books for the upcoming year.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • September 2015: TBA
Suspicious Minds Mystery Lovers Book Club

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Members will read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 228-0129 for more details.

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith
August Book Selection

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith

In contemporary Botswana, sleuth Precious Ramotswe decides to go against tradition and start her own business – a detective agency. Soon she is in the thick of several perplexing cases.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • September 2015: TBA
YA Book Club

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. A no requirements, no pressure book club for folks ages 13-18 years old. Pizza and drinks provided.

Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer
August Book Selection

Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • September 2015: TBA

Thompson Library

Evening Book Club

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month (no meeting in December) at 7:00 p.m. Members will read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Call (501) 821-3060 for more details. Registration is not required, but appreciated.

Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
August Book Selection

Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life, steady boyfriend, close family, who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Will has always lived a huge life, big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel, and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy, but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

Upcoming Book Schedule
  • September 2015: TBA

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