Book Clubs

Cass County Public Library hosts book clubs at most locations. Below is a list of our book clubs, what they read, and what times they meet, organized by branch.

The Wolfner Library offers call-in book clubs for those who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability, or have a physical disability that limits them from using standard print materials.
For more information, call 1-800-392-2614 or visit https://www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner/programming/bookclubs.

Drexel | Garden City | Harrisonville | Northern Resource Center | Pleasant Hill

Drexel
Beta Book Club: 

Come join us for good discussion on the first Monday of every month, except during the summer, at 1pm. This book club reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.

  • December 2 Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks
  • January 6 The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
  • February 3 Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Garden City
Adult Book Group: 

This group meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 4pm, unless noted.

  • November 20The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  • January 29 Lessons from Lucy by Dave Barry
  • February 26 The Childbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Harrisonville
Inspirational Book Club: 

Come and enjoy a discussion of the book of the month. Books are available to check out at the Harrisonville branch. The Inspirational Book Club meets monthly on the first Thursday at 6:30pm. This club focuses on the inspirational fiction genre.

  • December 5, 6:30pmAll I Have to Give by Melody Carlson
  • January 2, 6:30pmOne Perfect Word by Debbie Macomber
  • February 6, 6:30pmThe Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn
  • March 5, 6:30pmSisterchicks in Sombreros by Robin Jones Gunn
Brown Bag Book Club: 

Bring your lunch and enjoy a discussion of the book of the month. Books are available for checkout at the Harrisonville branch. The Brown Bag Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday at noon. This club reads widely in both fiction and nonfiction genres.

  • November 11Hannah Coulter by Wendy Barry
  • December 9Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • January 13Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
  • February 10The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
General Book Club: 

Come and enjoy a discussion of the book of the month. Books are available to check out at the Harrisonville branch. The General Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. This club reads widely in both fiction and nonfiction genres.

  • November 11Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormack
  • December 9 – No Meeting
  • January 13Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
  • February 10Kindred by Octavia Butler
It’s a Mystery Book Club: 

Come and enjoy a discussion of the book of the month. Books are available to check out at the Harrisonville branch. It’s a Mystery book club meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:30pm. This club focuses on the mystery genre.

  • November 12Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  • December 10 Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews
  • January 14Lady’s Guide to Etiquette & Murder by Dianne Freeman
  • February 11Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
Loosely Bound Facebook Book Club: 

The perfect club for the busy reader. Books chosen by club members. Discussion held online. Click here to join the discussion group.

  • December 6Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Anderson
  • January 17Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler
  • February 14Love by Toni Morrison
Northern Resource Center
Connecting Point Book Club: 

An inspirational fiction book club open to anyone who enjoys reading and good conversation. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month.

  • November 14Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley
  • December 12The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere
  • January 9Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • February 13Code of Valor by Lynette Eason
Murder Among Friends Book Club: 

Murder Among Friends is a book club for adults, open to anyone who enjoys mysteries and good conversation. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 1:00 – 2:00pm.

  • November 19 Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs
  • December 17Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
  • January 21Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
  • February 18The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Tea Time Book Club: 

A classics book club for people who love the written word. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” CS Lewis. We meet on the third Thursday of every month.

  • November 21 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • December TBA – We will not have a book discussion, but we will schedule our annual dessert meet-up at the November discussion.
  • January 16My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
  • February 20The Flame Trees of Thika – Elspeth Huxley
The Guys Book Club: 

A book club for gentlemen readers of all ages. We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at 4:30pm.

  • November 21 Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • December 19One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • January 16Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • February 20The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Mother/Daughter Book Club: 

Our Mother/Daughter book club is for girls ages 8-12 and their mom (or other special adult female). Come enjoy discussions of amazing novels while enjoying the friendship of other girls and their moms. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm.

Book FANatics Book Club: 

This is a general interest book club that reads popular fiction, and literary fiction with an occasional non-fiction title thrown in for fun. We meet the last Wednesday of each month, unless noted.

  • November 20 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • December 18 – Pick your own book and holiday party
  • January 29Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • February 26Water from My Heart by Charles Martin
Pleasant Hill
1st Monday Evening Readers: 

This group is for adults who enjoy reading and discussing different aspects of literature. We read and discuss various genres and subject matter including fiction and non-fiction. Most discussions will last approximately an hour. We meet on the first Mondays of each month at 5:30pm.

  • November 4 – Whistlin Dixie in a Nor’Easter by Lisa Patton
  • December 2 Simple Plan by Scott Smith
  • January 6 Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
3rd Thursday Book Club: 

This group is a variety of adults who enjoy reading and discussing books of various genre (fiction, non-fiction, mystery, etc). At each gathering, we discuss the current book and then pass out the title for the next month. Come in and pick up a copy of our current book and join the discussion! We meet the 3rd Thursday each month at 2:15 in the afternoon.

  • November 21, 2:15pmSam’s Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson
  • December 19, 2:15pm – Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  • January 16, 2:15pm – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See