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Book Club Kits are available from all branch libraries and may be requested from the online catalog. The check out limit is 2 kits, the loan period is 60 days and a kit may be renewed 1 time. Available titles.

Avid Readers Book Group @ Fairview

The Avid Readers Book Club will meet on fourth Wednesday each month at 1:00 pm to discuss the books that individual members have read during the past month. New members are always welcome to all groups.  See Fairview's home page or email the Library for more information.

Fairview Book Club @ Fairview

The Fairview Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.  

April 11 - Orphan Train by Cristina Baker Kline
May 19 - Commonwealth by  Ann Patchett
June 13 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
July 11 - See Jane Run by Joy Fielding
August 8 - Me Talk Pretty Someday by David Sedaris
September 12 - The Next by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
October 10 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
November 14 - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Best Reads Book Club @ Main

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The Best Reads Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm. Meetings are usually held in the Williamson Room on the second floor of the Main Library in Franklin. New readers are welcome.

January 18 - The Door by Magda Szabo
February 15 -The Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead
March 15 - A Man Called Ove  by Fredrik Backman
April 19 - West with the Night  by Beryl Markham
May 17 - The  Lightkeeper's Daughters by John Pendziwol
June 21 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion  by Fannie Flagg
July 19 - A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
August 16 - A Room of One's Own  by Virginia Woolf
September 20 - The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
October 18 - Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance
November 15 - The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
December 20 - The Education of Little Tree  by Forrest Carter

What's Cooking @ Bethesda Cookbook Club

This Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  Call the Bethesda Branch for more information at 615-790-1887.

January 19 - Cooking Light recipes
February 16 - Soups and Stews
March 16 - Mexican food
April 20 - Breakfast food
May 18 - Alton Brown
June 15 - Bobby Flay
July 20 - Picnic Food
August 17 - The Chew
September 21 - Mario Battali
October 19 - Halloween/Fall food
November 16 - Greek food
December 13 (Wednesday) - bring treats to the library's Open House

Book Group @ Bethesda
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The Bethesda Book Group for adults meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. New members are always welcome.

January 5 - The Doctor's Daughter by Belle Blackburn
February 2 - Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly
March 2 - The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window by Jonas Jonasson
April 6 - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
May 4 - Trials of the Earth by Mary Mann Hamilton
June 15 - Author Visit - People Who Knew Me by Kim Hooper
July 6 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
August 3 - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
September 7 - David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
October 5 - The Absolutely True Story of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Cookbook Book Club @ College Grove 

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then you'll love this book club! We pick the theme; you chose and make a recipe to share. We meet on the second Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

May 9 - Mexican
June 13 - Dairy Recipes (June is Dairy Month)
July 11 - Fresh from the Garden
August 8 - No Meeting
September 12 - Choose a Country
October 10 - Halloween Treats
November 14 - Election Day Party
December 12 - Christmas Cookies


Tuesday Morning Book Club @ College Grove Branch

New members are always welcome to join our lively, informal discussions. The club, a joint venture of the Library and FiftyForward College Grove, is open to adults of all ages.   We meet on the third Tuesday at 9:00 a.m

January 17 - Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
February 21 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
March 21 - Half-broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
April 18 - Orphan Mother by Robert Hicks
May 16 - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
June 20 - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
July 18 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
August - No Meeting
September 19 - Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff
October 17 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
November 21 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
December 19 - Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton


Literary Ladies Book Club @ Main

image lady readyThe Literary Ladies Book Club meets the third Monday at 6:00 in the board Room on the second floor of the library.  New members are always welcome.

May 15 - A Man called Ove by Fredrick Backman
June 19 - The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
July 17 - All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
August 21 - Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
September 18 - West with the Night  by Beryl Markham
October 16 - One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
November 20 - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
December 18 - The Supremes at Earl's All You Can Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

January 22 - The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhymes
February 26 - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
March 19 - Sisters-in-Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirschman
April 16 - The Farm by Tim Robb Smith
May 21 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Eclectic Readers @ Nolensville

Eclectic Readers meet the third Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm to discuss a book selection. There is no meeting in December. 

January 19 - Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
February 16 - At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
March 16 - The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
April 20 - Lone Wolf by Jodi Piccoult
May 18 - Devil Amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumb
June 15 - Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
July 20 - When Breath Become Air by Paul Kalanithi
August 17 - Go set a Watchman by Harper Lee
September 20 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
October 19 - The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
November 16 - Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar
December - No Meeting

The Literary Classics Online Book Club 

Literary Classics Online Bookclub
Like to read classics? This club is for you!

Six classics are selected for online discussion annually. Each discussion lasts two months.

  Stay tuned for more information . . .