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The Friends Book Club cordially invites all interested readers to attend the monthly meetings. Meetings are held from Sept-May on the second Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Large Community Meeting Room. A limited number of copies of the book selected are available for members to borrow. Bozeman Public Library also attempts to provide copies of the selection in large type and CD format. Once the selected titles have been discussed, Book Club Kits are created that contain 8-10 copies of the book, information about the author, reviews of the book, and discussion questions for other book clubs to use. For more information about the Friends of the Library Book Club and available Book Club Kits please call 582-2410.

List of Book Club Selections 1996-2013  
List of Book Club Kits
List of September 2014-January 2015 Selections

February 2015 - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

March 2015 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

April 2015 - no meeting

May 2015
- Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

June 2015 - Missoula by Jon Krakauer

Sept 2015 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Oct 2015 - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Nov 2015 - A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Dec 2015 - Crow Fair: Stories by Thomas McGuane

Jan 2016 - Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Feb 2016 - Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

March 2016 - Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

April 2016 - Lila by Marilynne Robinson

May 2016 - The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

June 2016 - My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

September 14, 2016 - The Work by Wes Moore

October 12, 2016 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

November 9, 2016 - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  

December 14, 2016 - ‘H’ is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Great Books discussion groups are forums for thoughtful adults to read and discuss significant works of fiction, philosophy, political science, poetry, and drama. Great Books discussions are open-ended gatherings where people of all backgrounds come to talk about substantial literature and the great ideas and issues that literature addresses. The Albert Gallatin Society for Great Books Discussion Group meets at the Library on the third Saturday of the month at 10:15. For more information, email Jeff Lynch at

Check out the current Great Book here.

The Kids Book Group meets monthly on Thursdays at 4 p.m. to talk about a new title chosen every month. The Kids' Book Group is open to readers ages 8 and up; parents are welcome! Call the Children's Desk at 582-2404 for details.

One Book-One Bozeman is a community-wide read program to promote community building and literacy through reading a common book. Click on the link above for more information.

Sign up for one of the Library's online book clubs. You will receive a chapter daily in your email, and can check out the book from the Library if you want to continue reading. Click on the Online Book Club logo to sign up today!


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