Book Clubs

HPL Book Clubs

HPL has a variety of Book Clubs for all reading interests. Please check the Events Calendar or contact your neighborhood library for more information about its Book Clubs. Please check Kids, Tweens, and Teens Book Clubs if you're looking for something for younger readers.


HPL Reads Online Book Club

Bracewell Neighborhood Library

  • Book Club (Not Your Mama's Book Club)
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     

Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center For Learning

  • Hip Hop Book Club (Not Your Typical Book Club)
    Stop by each month and join the fun! We'll listen to an album and analyze everything from the cover art to the beat behind the lyrics. We'll discuss its influence on hip-hop culture, the intended audience, and society. Whether you are a long-time fan or casual listener, this club is for all those that enjoy hip-hop music and its culture.
     

Central Library

  • Classic Literature Book Club
    Do your reading tendencies lean toward the classics? If you enjoy reading and discussing classic literature, please join us.
     
  • 11 Blowout Books
    Join us to learn more about green themes including the environmental, social and economic approaches to sustainability.  Held the second Thursday of the month at Noon; Led by Steve Stelzer, Program Director, Houston Green Building Resource Center.

Collier Regional Library

  • Collier Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion. Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed during the month.
    • ​May 17, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • June 21, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • July 19, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • August 16, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • ​September 20, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • October 18, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
       
  • Collier Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion. Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed during the month.
    • April 30, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • May 28, 2018  6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • June 25, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • July 30, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • August 27, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • September 24, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • October 29, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library

  • Montrose Great Books Group
    Do your reading tendencies lean toward works of great literature? If so, please join this lively discussion group, presented in partnership with the Houston Great Books Council.
     
    • First Thursday of every month | 6 PM - 7:45 PM

Heights Neighborhood Library

  • Heights Great Books (Great Books Council)
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     
  • Heights Library Readers Group
    Join the Heights Library Readers Group for a lively book discussion.
     
  •  Mystery on the Boulevard
     Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
     
    • April 21, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
    • May 19, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      The Zig Zag Girl
       by Elly Griffiths
    • June 16, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • July 21, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • August 18, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • SciFi Book Club
    Join the SciFi book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • May 5, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      The Gone World
       by Tom Sweterlitsch
    • June 2, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Left Hand of Darkness
       by Ursula LeGuin
    • July 7, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • August 4, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
       
  • History and Non-fiction Book Club
    Join the History and Non-fiction book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • May 14, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the May meeting.
    • June 11, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the June meeting.
    • July 9, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the July meeting.
    • August 13, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the August meeting.

Kendall Neighborhood Library

This location currently closed due to Hurricane Harvey damage. 

Alternate location while Kendall is closed:
Kroger Grocery Store
1520 Eldridge Pkwy., 77077

  • Kendall Book Club
    ​Join us the fourth Tuesday of every month for a lively book discussion.
     
  • Kendall Mystery Book Club
    ​Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us the first Thurday of every month for a lively discussion.

Looscan Neighborhood Library

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

This location currently closed due to Hurricane Harvey damage. 
 

Meyer Neighborhood Library

This location currently closed due to Hurricane Harvey damage. 
 

Morris Frank Library an HPL Express Location

  • Morris Frank Express Book Club
    Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
    • May 2, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
    • June 6, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
    • August 1, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Ask staff for this month's selection.
    • September 5, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Ask staff for this month's selection.
       
  • Mystery Book Club
    Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion with the Meyer Mystery Book Club (hosted by Frank). Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed this month.
     

Oak Forest Neighborhood Library

  • Urban Fiction Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion on various urban fiction titles. Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed during the month.
     
    • ​Third Saturday of every month | 2 PM - 3 PM

  • Oak Forest Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion. Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed during the month.
     
    • First Saturday of every month | 12 PM - 1 PM

Ring Neighborhood Library

  • Mystery Book Club
    Do you enjoy discussing books with like-minded individuals? Join us for alternating book clubs at your Neighborhood Library.
     

Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library

  • 44 Book Club
    Join the Shepard - Acres Homes Library 44 Book Club for a lively book discussion. 
     
    • April 21, 2018 | 2 PM - 3 PM
    • ​May 19, 2018 | 2 PM - 3 PM
    • June 30, 2018 | 2 PM - 3 PM

Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library

  • Mystery Book Club
    Join in our lively discussion with the Stimley-Blue Ridge Mystery Book Club.
     
  • Stimley-Blue Ridge Book Club
    Join in a lively discussion.

Young Neighborhood Library

  • Book Club
    Join us every fourth Thursday of the month for a lively discussion.
     

Book Club Resources

  • NoveList Plus: Use your MY Link Library Card to access this resource. A complete readers resource with information on well over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Includes book discussion guides and book talks for several titles.
  • Barnes & Noble Reading Group Favorites: Choose from among these popular book club selections to get started with your own book club.
  • Book Spot: An easy acess point to some of the top book-related sites, including information on awards and suggested reading.
  • MFAH Book Tours: Use these resources to start your own book club to coincide with exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
  • MASTERPIECE Book Club: Use these resources to create and manage your own MASTERPIECE book and film club to coincide with the programming on your local PBS station.
  • Oprah's Book Club: Read the books Oprah features on her television show and access discussion resources for your own book club.
  • Reader's Circle: Find or start a book club in your local area.
  • Reading Group Choices: Book lists and discussion guides for reading groups.
  • Reading Group Guides: Presents tips for starting and holding your own book club, including discussion guides.
  • SparkNotes: Leading a book discussion, but have no idea where to start? Book club meets tomorrow and you haven't even cracked open the book? Use this online resource to get some basic information about the book, including possible discussion questions.
  • Texas PBS Online Book Club: An online book club focused on Texas History.