Book Discussion Groups 

Crescent Hill


Adult Book Discussion

Moderator: Robert Gieszl - robert.gieszl@lfpl.org

Books are available at branch circulation desk.

Meets at the Crescent Hill branch on the second Saturday of each month, 10:30 AM.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
March 8, 2014Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald
April 12, 2014The Beautiful and Damned by F.S. Fitzgerald
May 10, 2014Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
June 14, 2014City of Women by David Gillham
July 12, 2014Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
August 9, 2014Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
September 13, 2014Russian Thinkers by Isaiah Berlin
October 11, 2014There But For The: A Novel by Ali Smith
November 8, 2014The Trial by Franz Kafka
December 13, 2014Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim

Booked for Lunch

Moderator: Sally Suter

Books are available at branch circulation desk.

Meets at the Crescent Hill branch on the last Wednesday of each month, 1:00 PM.

Bring your sack lunch and sample “food for the mind.” Contact branch for more details at 574-1793.


Talking Book Discussion

Moderator: Kathy Szinnyey

Talking books available from NLS upon request. Open to the public. Books are available at branch circulation desk.

Meets at the Crescent Hill branch on the first Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
March 6, 2014 - I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
April 3, 2014 - Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen



Fairdale


Tuesday Book Discussion Group

Moderator: Meagan Vance-Wemes - (502) 375-2051

Meets the last Tuesday of every month at the Fairdale Branch Library. Starts at 6:00 PM.

Upcoming discussions will take place on the following dates:

No discussion in February


March 25, 2014 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
April 29, 2014 - The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
May 27, 2014 - The Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh

A limited number of copies of titles are available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday Book Discussion Group

Moderator: Marci Reed - (502) 375-2051

Meets at third Wednesday of every month at the Fairdale branch Library. Starts at 6:00 PM.

Upcoming discussions will take place on the following dates:
March 19, 2014 - The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
April 16, 2014 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
May 21, 2014 - Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien



Fern Creek


Afternoon Book Discussion

Meets at the Fern Creek branch at 2:00 PM.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
March 12, 2014 - The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
April 9, 2014 - Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir
May 14, 2014 - The Enduring Hills by Janice Holt Jiles
June 11, 2014 - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
July 9, 2014 - Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers



Highlands-Shelby Park


Adult Non-fiction Book Discussion

first Tuesday of every month, from 11am to 1pm.

February 4, 2013 - The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan





Jeffersontown


Morning Book Discussion Group

Moderator: Debra Anderson - debra.anderson@lfpl.org

Books are available at branch circulation desk.

Meets in the Jeffersontown branch meeting room on the third Wednesday of the month, starting at 10:15 AM.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
February 19, 2013 - Song Yet Sung by James McBride

Evening Book Discussion Group

Moderator: Jim Falkenstine – jim.falkenstine@lfpl.org

Books are available at branch circulation desk.

Meets in the Jeffersontown branch meeting room on the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:30 PM.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
February 12, 2013 - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison



Main Branch


The Mayor’s Book Club

Meets at the Main Library on the third Wednesday of the month, from noon to 1:00 PM.Moderators: Kelly - kelly.dunnagan@lfpl.org and Charlton - charlton.braganza@lfpl.org

Titles were selected from the Library’s Read Your Way Around the World Book List. Brown-bag lunches are welcome.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
February 19, 2014 - Italian Love Stories by Donna Crane
March 19, 2014 - We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
April 16, 2014 - The Road from Coorain: An Autobiography by Jill Kerr Conway
May 21, 2014 - I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
June 18, 2014 - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
July 16, 2014 - The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
August 20, 2014 - Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley
September 17, 2014 - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
October 15, 2014 - The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
November 19, 2014 - Away by Amy Bloom
December 17, 2014 - I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

Graphic Novel Discussion Group

Meets at the Main Library on the second Monday of the month, starting at 7:00 PM.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
March 10, 2013 - Female Comics Creators

April 14, 2014 - Classic Comic Strips

For a suggested reading list, click here. You may also contact Anthony at (502) 574-1611.



Middletown


Book Discussion and More

Meets at the Middletown branch on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 10:00 AM. Please join us for discussion and snacks!

Moderator: Tina Schmidt - (502) 245-7332
Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
March 13, 2014 - The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin
April 10, 2014 - Before I Go Sleep by S.J. Watson
May 8, 2014 - Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
June 12, 2014 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
July 10, 2014 - Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick
August 7, 2013 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Light refreshments are being served along with lively discussion!



Newburg


The Hour of Power

Meets at the Newburg branch on the first Tuesday of each month. There are two meeting times: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

Moderator: Damera Blincoe - (502) 479-6160

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
March 4, 2014 - The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate
April 1, 2014 - Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
May 6, 2014 - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
June 3, 2014 - The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin



Okolona


Book Discussion Group

Meets at the Okolona branch on the third Thursday of each month, stating at 7 PM.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
Jan 17, 2014 - A Kentucky Christmas, edited by George Ella Lyon



St. Matthews


Adult Fiction Book Group

Meets at the St. Matthews branch on the third Thursday of the month from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
February 20, 2014 - Song Yet Sung by James McBride (Black History Month)
March 20, 2014 - The Paris Wife by Paula McClain (Women's History Month)
April 17, 2014 - Come Share A Favorite Poem (National Poetry Month)
May 15, 2014 - All The Living by C.E. Morgan (Kentucky Author Celebration)
June 19, 2014 - Look Again by Lisa Scottoline



Shively


Shively Book Club

Meets at the Shively branch on the last Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 PM.
Moderator: Micah - (502) 574-1730



Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
January 23, 2014 - Carrie by Stephen King

Due to the upcoming renovations to the Shively branch, the group will not meet in February.



Southwest


Southwest Page Turners

This program meets the third Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM. Meetings are held out of the library at Ponder Creek Estates. The address for Ponder Creek Estates is 620 Valley College Dr., Louisville, KY 40272.

Moderator: Theresa Lukas{/i] - Call 933-0029 for details.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
March 20, 2014 - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
April 17, 2014 - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan