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. This book club reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.

  • August 5, 1pm – The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware. Books will be available in July.
Garden City
Adult Book Group: 

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

  • May 30, 4:00pmDriving Miss Norma, by Tim Bauerschmidt
  • June 26, 4:00pm – The Potluck Club, by Linda E. Sheperd
  • July 31, 4:00pmThe Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
  • August 28, 4:00pm – The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club, by Gil McNeil
Harrisonville
Inspirational Book Club: 

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

  • June 6, 6:30pmSister Circle by Vonette Bright and Nancy Moser
  • July 11, 6:30pmStand by Me by Neta Jackson
  • August 1, 6:30pmSacred Trust by Hannah Alexander
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 library. The Brown Bag Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday at noon. This club reads widely in both fiction and nonfiction genres.

  • June 10, 12pm Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
  • July 8, 12pm Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
  • August 12, 12pm Evergreen by Belva Plain
General Book Club: 

Come and enjoy a discussion of the book of the month. Books are available to check out at the Harrisonville library. 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.

  • June 10, 12pm – Selection of immigration in US titles
  • July 8, 12pm Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carlson
  • August 12, 12pm Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
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.

  • May 14, 6:30pmBody Snatchers Affair by Maria Muller
  • June 11, 6:30pmWife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
  • July 9, 6:30pmImpartial Witness by Charles Todd
  • August 13, 6:30pmWoman in the Window by A.J. Finn
Spinal Tap Book Club: 

Come join us as we “tap” into a variety of different genres in this new adventurous book club geared toward millennials, but anyone is welcome. This book club meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm.

  • March 21, 6:30pmThe Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • April 18, 6:30pmThe Humans by Matt Haig
  • May 16, 6:30pmA Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
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.

  • May 9, 1pm – The Gate of Heaven by Gilbert Morris
  • June 13, 1pmThe Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
  • July 11, 1pmWith Love, Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • August 8, 1pmThe Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller
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.

  • May 21, 1pm – Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky
  • June 18, 1pmOne of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
  • July 16, 1pmThe Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
  • August 20, 1pmThe Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
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.

  • May 16, 6:30 pm – Death Be Not Proud by John Gunter
  • June 20, 6:30pmGo Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • July 18, 6:30pmI Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • August 15, 6:30pmWar of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
The Guys Book Club: 

A book club for gentlemen readers of all ages. We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm.

  • May 16, 6:30pm – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • June 20, 6:30pmHunting Eichmann by Neil Bascomb
  • July 18, 6:30pm – TBA
  • August 15, 6:30pm – TBA
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 4th Thursday of every month at 6:30pm.

  • March 28, 6:30pm – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • April 25, 6:30pmFlora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  • May 23, 6:30pmPippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
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.

  • May 29, 6:30pm – The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  • June 26, 6:30pmThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • July 31, 6:30pmThe Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
  • August 28, 6:30pmPeace Like a River by Leif Enger
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.

  • June 3, 5:30pmWorthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin
  • July 1, 5:30pmThe Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
  • August 5, 5:30pmInto the Storm by Suzanne Brockman
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.

  • June 20, 2:15pmThe Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by JoAnn Fluke
  • July 18, 2:15pmKing’s Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb
  • August 15, 2:15pmThe Red Garden by Alice Hoffman