Book Clubs

We love book clubs!

Great Beginnings Book Club

The Great Beginnings Book Club reads one book a month with two different meeting times.

  • First Monday of the month at 6 pm in person at the Oregon Public Library Conference Room.
  • NEW TIME First Wednesday of the month at 1pm at the Oregon Area Senior Center located at 219 Park St.

August's discussion is on All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

September - Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder
October - Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
November - While You Were Out by Meg Kissinger
December - The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

View the Great Beginnings Dates or View the Great Beginnings (in the evening) Dates

Brown Bag Book Club 

The Brown Bag Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am at the Oregon Public Library Conference Room.

July's discussion is on Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

August - They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
September - Settlin' by Muriel Simms
October - The Henna Artist by Joshi Alka
November - Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
December - Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

View Brown Bag Book Dates

Other Book Clubs!

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Are you a member of a book club? Need multiple copies of a book? No problem. Contact us at bookclub [at] (bookclub[at]oregonlibrary[dot]org) or (608)835-3656.

Additionally, the Madison Public Library (MPL) provides book discussion kits. Go to the MPL website for more information: 

Resources for Book Clubs

  • Book Movement is the only resource of its kind. Book Movement is a free subscription website that lists popular book club books that are curated by their 48,000+ book clubs.
  • Lit Lovers is a resource for book clubs with reading guides, book reviews, and lists of popular books.
  • Reading Group Guides is a resource for book clubs with reading guides, book give-aways, and book recommendations.
  • Reading Group Choices partners with publishers, independent bookstores, public libraries, and authors to develop resources to enhance the shared reading group experience.

Questions? Contact us at bookclub [at] (bookclub[at]oregonlibrary[dot]org.)