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

  • March 4, 1pm – Radium Girls by Kate Moore
  • April 1, 1pm – Rainwater by Sandra Brown
  • May 6, 1pm – Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Garden City
Adult Book Group: 

This group meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 6pm, unless noted.

  • March 27, 4:00pm – The Mountain Between Us, by Charles Martin
  • April 24, 4:00pm – Still Life, by Louise Penny
  • May 29, 4:00pmDriving Miss Norma, by Tim Bauerschmidt
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.

  • March 7, 6:30pmAt Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
  • April 4, 6:30pmOver the Misty Mountains by Gilbert Morrie & Aaron McCarver
  • May 2, 6:30pmDanger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson
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.

  • March 11, 12pm Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
  • April 8, 12pm The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
  • May 13, 12pm Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fire by Gail Honeyman
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.

  • March 11, 6:30pm – Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  • April 8, 6:30pm Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • May 13, 6:30pm – Selection of non-fiction about immigration in the US
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.

  • March 7, 6:30pmWidows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
  • April 9, 6:30pmMeasby Murder Enquiry by Ann Purser
  • May 14, 6:30pmBody Snatchers Affair by Maria Muller
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.

  • March 14, 1pm – In This Moment by Elizabeth Camden
  • April 11, 1pm – The Sound of Rain by Sarah Loudin Thomas
  • May 9, 1pm – The Gate of Heaven by Gilbert Morris
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.

  • March 19, 1pm – Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
  • April 16, 1pm – They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie
  • May 21, 1pm – Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky
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.

  • March 21, 6:30 pm – Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • April 18, 6:30 pm – Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara
  • May 16, 6:30 pm – Death Be Not Proud by John Gunter
The Guys Book Club: 

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

  • March 21, 6:30pm – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • April 18, 6:30pm – A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • May 16, 6:30pm – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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.

  • March 27, 6:30pm – A Time of Love and Tartan by Alexander McCall Smith
  • April 24, 6:30pm – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • May 29, 6:30pm – The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
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.

  • March 4, 5:30pm Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • April 1, 5:30pmBeach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil
  • May 6, 5:30pmFuriously Happy by Jenny Lawson
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.

  • March 21, 2:15pm – The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsy Moore
  • April 18, 2:15pm A Very Private Woman by Nina Burleigh
  • May 16, 2:15pm News of the World by Paulette Giles