Book Clubs

A book club of every genre for any book enthusiast.

Finding the perfect book club just got that much easier for you. We’ve created multiple clubs with a variety of options so anyone can choose.

  • Discuss and have your questions answered face-to-face with a librarian
  • Read and interact with other book people that have the same interests as you
  • Learn new perspectives and respectable opinions in a safe and comfortable literature environment  

Weekly clubs
Virtual Teen Programming

Second Friday – Tween Comic Book Club 
We'll discuss what we think is rad about this book, host a short trivia game and ask you for your questions, before and art activity inspired by the comic book. Copies of all books are available to borrow through Hoopla! Held on Facebook Live.

Third Friday – No Book Required Book Club
What content is getting you through quarantine? Join us and chat about whatever you are watching/ listening to/ reading/ creating/ thinking/ eating. No book required! Held on Instagram Live and Zoom. Participants must email to receive Zoom information.
Monthly clubs
BYOB Book Club
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. for a themed virtual book club. Get ready to share what books you’re loving and get some new ideas to add to you must-read list. This virtual book club will meet on Zoom. 

Grownups Unite!
Looking to join a *new* book club that reads comics and graphic novels for adults? Join us on Zoom the third Wednesday each month at 6 p.m. 

Grownups Unite!: What We're Reading
  • March 17 at 6 p.m.March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin -  Register for this event, here
  • April 21 at 6 p.m. - Join us in discussing Parable of the Sower by Damian Duffy and John Jennings.  -  Register for this event, here.

Quarantainment Book Club
The Adult Book Group invites you the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Travel to a different time and place through the pages of a good book. We will meet on Zoom.

On March 6, author and Sacramentan Syed M. Masood joins the library’s Quarantainment Book Club to discuss his novel The Bad Muslim Discount. Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 1990s to San Francisco in 2016, The Bad Muslim Discount is an inclusive, comic novel about Muslim immigrants finding their way in modern America. Author Masood lives in Sacramento, but grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. A first-generation immigrant twice over, he has been a citizen of three different countries and nine different cities. The Quarantainment Book Club brings together adults to escape through the pages of a good book on the first Saturday of each month. Bad Muslim Discount will be available for immediate download on Overdrive February 5 to March 1.
On April 3, local author Kate Washington joins the Quarantainment Book Club to discuss her book Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America. The story of one woman's struggle to care for her seriously ill husband—and a revealing look at the role unpaid family caregivers play in a society that fails to provide them with structural support. Kate Washington is an essayist and food writer who currently serves as the dining critic for The Sacramento Bee. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The Washington Post, Eater, Catapult, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Already Toast will be available for immediate download on Overdrive March 16 to April 2.

Between the Covers: A Romance Book Club
Join us on Zoom to discuss a delightfully diverse collection of romance novels on the second Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. We'll also be discussing what romance novels are making you happy while staying safe at home.

Library AF Book Club
Enjoy monthly book club discussions for young adult readers (and those young at heart), including lively pop-culture banter and enjoyable, non-traditional topics. This virtual book club will meet on Zoom on the second and last Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. The last Saturday will be the Forever Young Adult Book Club, under the umbrella of Library AF. 

Library AF Book Club: What We're Reading
  • March 13 at 11 a.m. - We'll discuss Caitlin Doughty’s third book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? -  Register for this event, here
  • April 10 at 11 a.m. -Celebrate National Poetry Month with a discussion about National Book Award finalist Danez Smith’s collection Don’t Call Us Dead -  Register for this event, here.
Official Sacramento chapter of the Forever Young Adult Book Club: What We're Reading
  • March 27, at 11 a.m. - Pet by Akwaeke Emezi on Sat, -  Register for this event, here.
  • April 24, at 11 a.m. - The Belles by Dhionelle Clayton.  - Register for this event, here.