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Join a Tempe Public Library book club!

Find specific dates and details in our library event calendar.


Coffee, Tea, and Books Coffee Tea and Books Book Club

Contemporary Book Discussion

Meets the 3rd Monday of the Month (*unless otherwise noted)

Connections Café - 6:30–8 p.m.

  • Aug. 19 Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern
  • Sept. 16 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Oct. 21 The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
  • Nov. 18 People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • NO MEETING IN DECEMBER


Great Books Great Books

Reading Great Books Foundation material

Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month

Connections Café - 6–8 p.m.

  • Aug. 14 The Power of Money and Bourgeois Society by Karl Marx
  • Aug. 28 - Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
  • Sept. 11 The Gilded Six-bits by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Sept. 25 The House Breaker of Shady Hill by John Chever
  • Oct. 9 Selling in Minnesota by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Oct. 23 Sex and the Mall by Paco Underhill
  • Nov. 13Ethics and the Economic Interpretation by Frank H. Knight
  • Nov. 27Of Money by David Hume
  • Dec. 11Of Restraints Upon Importation from Foreign Countries by Adam Smith
  • Jan. 8The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

These selections are from Great Books Foundation publications and may be ordered at (800-222-5870) or on www.greatbooks.org.

Find books published by the Great Books Foundation in our catalog.


Mystery Club Mystery Club-800x800

For die-hard mystery fans

Meets the 1st Saturday of the month

Connections Café - 10 a.m.–Noon

  • Sept. 7 - We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson    
  • Oct. 5 - Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart
  • Nov. 2 - The Dry by Jane Harper
  • Dec. 7 - Christmas Themed Round Robin: Bring a favorite title to recommend. 

Find more mystery novels in our catalog.