Book Clubs

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The Santa Clarita Public Library is ready with lots of resources to help you make your book club meetings memorable.


Books and Better Education Book Club (BABE)

BABE meets the 2nd Saturday of every month 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at The Old Town Newhall Library.

February – Less by Andrew Sean Greer

March – Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin

April – The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

May – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

June – Educated, A Memoir by Tara Westover (Subject to change based on availability)

July – These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner

August – There, There by Tommy Orange

September – Pachinko by Gail Min Jin Lee

October – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

November – Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

December – Holiday Party – No book selected

January 2020 – The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


Canyon Country Adult Book Club

The Canyon Country Adult Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.

February – Dona Barbara by Romulo Gallegos, translated by Robert Malloy

March – A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

April – Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

May – (To be Determined)

June – Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

July – Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins

August – The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

September – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

October – Pygmalion by Erin George Bernard Shaw

November – The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

December – The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

January 2020 – Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut


Up For Discussion – Valencia Library Reader’s Group

Up For Discussion meets the 1st Thursday of every month from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Valencia Library. For those 18 and older.

February – Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

March – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

April – Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

May – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

June – Calypso by David Sedaris

July – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (Subject to change due to July 4th holiday)

August – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

September – Educated by Tara Westover

October – The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

November – Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard


Worlds of Whimsy- A Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club

Worlds of Whimsy meets the 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Valencia Library.

October – Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

November – Adaptation by Malinda Lo

December – Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

February 2020 – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

March 2020 – The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

April 2020 – Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

May 2020 – Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett



Book Club in a Bag Kits

Get a book-club-to-go with our Book Club in a Bag kits (serves 10-12) with multiple copies of a great read and some juicy conversation starters. Available at the Valencia Library, stop by to see what is currently available.

1. Olive Kitteridge (Fiction) Elizabeth Strout

2. Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time (Fiction) Mark Hadden

3. In the Woods (fiction) Tana French

4. Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Nonfiction) Mary Roach

5. Into the Wild (Nonfiction) Jon Krakauer

6. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Fiction) Lisa See

7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Nonfiction) Rebecca Skloot

8. Case Histories (Fiction) Kate Atkinson

9. Beautiful Boy (Nonfiction) David Sheff

10. Juliet (Fiction) Anne Fortier

11. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress (Nonfiction) Rhoda Janzen

12. To Kill a Mockingbird (Fiction) Harper Lee

13. A Tale of Two Cities (Fiction) Charles Dickens

14. Orphan Master’s Son (Fiction) by Adam Johnson [Pulitzer Prize Winner 2013]

15. The Kill Room: A Lincoln Ryhme Novel (Fiction) by Jeffery Deaver

16. The Quickening Maze (Fiction) by Adam Foulds

17. The Lincoln Lawyer (Fiction) by Michael Connelly

18. The Lotus Eaters (Fiction) by Tatjana Soli

19. Norwegian Wood (Fiction) by Haruki Murakami

20. Twelve Years a Slave (Fiction) by Solomon Northup

21. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

22. The Lost City of Z by David Grann