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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.

  • May 20 - The Oracle Year by Charles Soule
  • June 17 - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • July 15 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • 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.

  • April 24 - Papi by Edwidge Danticat 
  • May 8Career Counselling by Alain de Botton
  • May 22Publishing and Other Near-Death Experiences by Meghan Daum
  • June 12 In Sight of the Lake Vintage Munro: (Vintage Books 2014) by Alice Munro
  • June 26 The Inheritance of Loss by Karin Desal
  • July 10 The New Master and Mistress by Harriet Jacobs; The Heaven Sent Leaf by Katy Lederer
  • July 24 Betting on Men by Joan Frank
  • Aug. 14 Economy by Henry David Thoreau
  • Aug. 28 The Power of Money and Bourgeois Society by Karl Marx
  • 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

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

  • May 4The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  • June 1 Celine by Peter Heller
  • July 6 - American by Day by Derek B. Miller
  • Aug. 3 Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
  • 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.