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Book Club

Our Schedule is Booked!Your Temple Public Library offers a variety of book clubs to meet your reading needs. From the classics to podcasts, we are here to keep you engaged and reading (or listening). 

The Second Look Book Club 
Join us every first Monday as we read books that were best-sellers when first released. These books were so good, they are worth a second look. For more information, contact Matt Gaines (mgaines@templetx.gov).

  • February: The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
The Great Books Club 
The Great Books Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Archive Room on the 2nd floor of the Library. Great Books focuses on short readings by historians and philosophers of Western civilization. Copies of the stories are provided to members. For more information, contact Matt Gaines (mgaines@templetx.gov).

  • January: Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen
  • February: The Politics of Recognition - Charles Taylor
The Short Story Book Club 
The Short Story Book Club meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Archive Room on the 2nd floor of the Library.  The club reads short story selections by well-known authors. Copies of the stories are provided to members. For more information, contact Matt Gaines (mgaines@templetx.gov).

  • January: No Book Club
  • February: No Book Club
Women Authors Book Club
This group is for reading, sharing, and discussing  novels written by female authors across all genres. This group meets the fourth Monday of each month in the Archives Room on the 2nd Floor of the Library. For more information, contact Jenniffer Hentzen (jhentzen@templetx.gov). 

  • January: Reading Lionel Shriver
  • February: TBD at January Meeting 
Cookbook Book Club
Each month, members will select a recipe from an agreed upon cookbook, bring a regular sized portion of their prepared recipe, share, and discuss the books and recipes together! For more information, contact Amberlyn Russell (arussell@templetx.gov). 

Traveling Tea
Our Traveling Tea club is a free, monthly tea subscription box with tea, books, snacks, and information on the location/theme of the month. Instructions for pickup will be emailed to you after your register. For more information, contact Jerica Glover (jglover@templetx.gov). To sign up for our next round of Traveling Tea, please visit bit.ly/TPLTeaClub
Meetings are held once a month, on the first Thursday of the month, at 5:30PM. Discussions will be an opportunity for participants to discuss their favorite books, genres, and teas from the current or previous month's subscription! 

Two Books; One Story
Youth aged 10-15 and their grownups are invited to join us for engaging book discussions the second Thursday of the month at 5PM on the first floor. Stop by the Youth Reference Desk to pick up a copy of our next read! For questions, email youth@templetx.gov.

All meetings are open to anyone who would like to come and discuss the current selection. The Library may not be able to supply copies for all attendees, but please use the contact information listed above to find out more information about obtaining a copy.

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