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Book Clubs

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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.

  • Feb. 24* The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • March 16 - Ireland  by Frank Delaney
  • April 20 - The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
  • May 18Educated by Tara Westover
  • June 15Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Great Books Great Books

Reading Great Books Foundation material

Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month

Connections Café - 6–8 p.m.

  • Feb. 12 - That which is Seen and That Which is Not Seen by Frederick Bastiat
  • Feb. 26 - Of the Demand or Market for Product by Jean Baptiste Say
  • March 11On Machinery by David Ricardo
  • March 25The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof by Karl Marx
  • April 8 - Moon Tiger (Ch. 1-8) by Penelope Lively**
  • April 22 - Moon Tiger (Ch. 9-16) by Penelope Lively**
  • May 13Principles of Political Economy by John Stuart Mill
  • May 27 - Application of the Laws of Demand and Supply to the Special Problem of Wages by Fleeming Jenkin
  • June 10 - The Substance of Economics by Alfred Marshall
  • June 24 - Industrial Exemption and Conservatism by Thornstein Veblen
  • July 8 - Transaction by John R. Commons
  • July 22 - The Civilization of Capitalism by Joseph A. Schumpeter

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

*Remains of the Day , by Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage International Edition, Oct. 1993.

**Moon Tiger, by Penelope Lively, Grove Press, 1982.

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

  • Mar. 7Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson
  • April 4The Blackhouse by Peter May
  • May 2 - Aunt Dimity & the Lost Prince by Nancy Atherton
  • June 6Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent

Find more mystery novels in our catalog.