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
Book Club (Virtual): 

Come join us for good discussion (currently virtually) on the first Monday of every month at 1pm. This book club reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.

Click here to join the discussion on Zoom.

If you do not have a device to run Zoom, contact the branch for call-in details: 816-928-1010.

  • December 6 This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  • January 3 – The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith
  • February 7 Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
Garden City
Adult Book Group: 

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

  • December 29The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans (at the Garden City United Methodist Church)
  • January 26The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • February 23 Texas Ranger by James Patterson
Harrisonville
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.

  • January 10Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
  • February 14Women of the Copper County by Mary Doria Russell
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 on the second Monday at 1pm. This club reads widely in both fiction and nonfiction genres.

  • December 13Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiviarini
Mystery Book Club: 

Come and enjoy a discussion of the book of the month. Books are available to check out at the Harrisonville branch. The Mystery Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday from 4pm – 5pm.

  • January 11ZigZag Girl by Elly Griffiths
  • February 8 – Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Loosely Bound Book Club on Facebook: 

The perfect club for the busy reader. Books chosen by club members. Discussions held online on Facebook at 1pm on the dates below.

Click here to join the discussion group.

  • December 17Snow Falling On Cedars by David Guterson
  • January 21The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • February 18Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
Northern Resource Center
Connecting Point Book Club: 

An inspirational fiction book club open to anyone who enjoys reading and good conversation.

  • December 9Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson
  • January 13Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli
  • February 10The Escape by Lisa Harris

 

Murder Among Friends Book Club: 

Murder Among Friends is a book club for adults, open to anyone who enjoys mysteries and good conversation.

    • December 21A Fatal Grace by Louise Penney
    • January 18The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
    • February 15American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
Tea Time Book Club: 

A classics-focused book club that generally reads books more than 50 years old from all around the world.

  • December – No book discussion, but we do meet for a Christmas gathering.
  • January 20One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • February 17The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
The Guys Book Club: 

A general-interest book club that reads literary fiction and non-fiction. We meet in-person the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4 pm.

  • December 16Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict (location TBD)
  • January 20The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • February  17 Paper Money – Ken Follett
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 in-person the last Wednesday of each month at 1pm unless noted.

  • December 29 – Pick your own book to read and join us for a Christmas party!
  • January 26The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
  • February 23The Four Winds  by Kristin Hannah
Pleasant Hill
1st Monday Evening Readers: 

The 1st Monday Evening Readers meet at 5:30 pm the 1st Monday evening each month (unless it’s a holiday).  We read books from a variety of genres including Non-Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, and Biography.  The books are available for check out at the branch at your convenience, then we meet the following 1st Monday to discuss it. Most discussions will last approximately an hour.

  • December 6Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne (At the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.)
  • January 3 One Second After by William Forstchen
  • February 7The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Doran Barbieri
3rd Thursday Book Club: 

The 3rd Thursday Book Club reads books from a variety of genres including Non-Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, and Biography. The books are available for you to pick up from the branch at your convenience, then we meet the following 3rd Thursday at 2:00 pm to discuss it. Come join our group–we would love to meet you!

  • December 16 Silver Bells by LuAnne Rice (@ Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church)
  • January 20 Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
  • February 17 – The Queen’s Governness by Karen Harper