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.

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If you do not have a device to run Zoom, contact the branch for call-in details: 816-728-1010.

  • December 7 Tall Grass by Sandra Dallas
  • January 4 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Kim Richardson
  • February 1 We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels
Garden City
No Events
Harrisonville
No Events No Events General Book Club (Virtual): 

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 virtually on the second Monday at 1pm. This club reads widely in both fiction and nonfiction genres.

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If you do not have a device to run Zoom, contact the branch for call-in details: 816-884-3483.

  • December 14The Holdout by Graham Moore
  • January 11Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
  • February 8Circe by Madeline Miller
No Events Loosely Bound Book Club – Virtual: 

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

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  • December 18Not a Creature Was Purring by Krista Davis
  • January 29New Years Eve Murder by Leslie Meier
  • February 26The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Northern Resource Center
Connecting Point Book Club – Virtual: 

An inspirational fiction book club open to anyone who enjoys reading and good conversation. The group meets virtually on the second Thursday of the month at 1pm.

If you do not have a device to run Zoom, call the branch (816-331-0049) for call-in details.

  • December 10Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh
  • January 14Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar
  • February 11Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano
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 at 1pm, currently at the Lord of Love Lutheran Church, socially distanced. If you cannot attend in person, contact the branch for call-in details (816-331-0049).

  • November 17 Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
  • December 15 Rest You Merry by Charlotte MacLeod
  • January 19 The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
  • February 16 Bluebird, Bluebird by Attika Locke
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.” – C.S. Lewis. We meet virtually on the third Thursday of every month at 3pm.

If you do not have a device to run Zoom, call the branch (816-331-0049) for call-in details.

  • December 17 Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara
  • January 21 A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
  • February 18The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
The Guys Book Club: 

A book club for gentlemen readers of all ages. We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at 4pm. Currently, the location is TBD. For more details, please call the branch (816-331-0049).

  • December 17 The Boys of Summer by Roger Khan
  • January 21The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • February 18A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
No Events Book FANatics Book Club – Virtual: 

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 virtually the last Wednesday of each month at 3pm, unless noted.

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If you do not have a device to run Zoom, contact the branch for call-in details: 816-331-0049.

  • November 18 Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor
  • December 30 – Pick your own book to read and discuss
  • January 27The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  • February 24 The Summer Country by Lauren Willig
Pleasant Hill
1st Monday Evening Readers – Virtual: 

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 virtually via Zoom on the first Mondays of each month at 5:30pm, unless noted.

If you do not have a device to run Zoom, contact the branch for call-in details: 816-987-2231.

  • December 7Falling like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter
  • January 4 Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  • Feburary 1 Irena’s Children by Tila J. Mazzeo
3rd Thursday Book Club – Virtual: 

This group is a variety of adults who enjoy reading and discussing books of various genre (fiction, non-fiction, mystery, etc). We meet virtually via Zoom on the 3rd Thursday each month at 2:00 in the afternoon.

If you do not have a device to run Zoom, contact the branch for call-in details: 816-987-2231.

  • December 17The Christmas Dare by Lori Wilde
  • January 21 Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
  • February 18Last Light by Terri Blackstock