Book Clubs


Brown Bag & a Book Discussion Group: A group of book lovers that meet each Monday at the Carbondale Public Library at noon. Bring any book to share. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like. We keep discussions limited to one hour starting at noon. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a Carbondale Public Library cardholder to be a part of the group. Just bring a snack and a book. This is a fun way to meet new people and learn about books!

Book Club: Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon. Anyone is welcome! 

  • JANUARY 11 Vance, J.D. Hillbilly Elegy. 264 pages.  

  • FEBRUARY 8 Any African-American autobiography or memoir. Suggested Reading: Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 304 pages.  

  • MARCH 8 Bergen, Benjamin. What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves. 226 pages.  

  • APRIL 12 Armstrong, Karen. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life inspired by 11 Days for Compassion. 240 pages.  

  • MAY 10 Any book about Islam. Suggested Reading: The everything understanding Islam book by Christine Dodge.

  • JUNE 14 Levitt, Steven. Think Like A Freak. 268 pages.

  • JULY 12 Any Nonfiction Best Seller.

  • AUGUST 9 Heinrich, Bernd. One wild bird at a time: portraits of individual lives. 224 pages.

  • SEPTEMBER 13 O’Neil, Cathy. Weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. 259 pages.

  • OCTOBER 11 Mukherjee, Siddhartha. The Gene: An Intimate History. 592 pages.

  • NOVEMBER 8 Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers. 336 pages.

Here is an archive of our past book lists: