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If you love to read, learn about some of the book club offerings at your Abilene Public Library.

Adventurous Book Club
South Branch Library | 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd. | Leader: Insperation Sanchez
This book club is geared for adults who wish to read books that are a bit off the beaten path and gets you out of your comfort zone, in a good way. At each session we meetup at a different local spot in town, so bring some cash if you wish to make food or drink purchases.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by: Max Brooks | October 11, 2019 at 6:30PM
Location: Choctify | 3450 S. Clack St. | Map It

Summary: 
We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the apocalyptic years.

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Cover-to-Cover Book Club
Main Library | 202 Cedar St. | Leader: Amy Watterman
Join the library's monthly book club discussion group for avid adult readers in the community.  We meet on the third Thursday evenings of each month to discuss bestsellers, fiction, biographies, nonfiction, classics, and more.  Join us at our next session.
The Silent Patient
The Silent Patient
by: Alex Michaelides | October 7 at 7:00PM

Summary: 
Alicia Berenson's life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house overlooking a park in one of London's most desirable areas. One evening, her husband, Gabriel, returns home late from work, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word, giving her notoriety. Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber is captivated by Alicia's story, determined to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband.

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I'd Rather Be Reading
by: Anne Bogel | November 21 at 7:00PM

Summary:
 Reading isn't just a way to pass the time -- it's a lifestyle. Books shape, define, and enchant us. They are part of who we are and we can't imagine life without them. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads you to remember the book that first hooked you, the place where you first fell in love with reading, and all the books and moments afterward that helped make you the reader you are today.

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Book Exchange Party
January 16 at 7:00PM

There will not be a regular club meeting this month, but we are asking that you come out and join us for a Book Exchange Party. Bring a great book you've been reading to share and exchange with others in hopes of discovering even more great reads club guests.



What Alice Forgot
by: Liane Moriarty | February 20 at 7:00PM

Summary: 
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine her surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital to find out that she's getting divorced, has three kids, and is actually thirty-nine. Now Alice must reconstruct a lost decade -- and try to reconstruct her life. Ultimately, she must discover if forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and if it's possible to start over.

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
by: Barbara Kingsolver | March 19 at 7:00PM

Summary: Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that's better for the neighborhood and also better on the table.

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The Bookshop on the Corner
by: Jenny Colgan | April 16 at 7:00PM

Summary: 
Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion...and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city.

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Online Book Club @ Your Library
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If you're pressed for time and want to get portions of books via your email, this club is for you.  Register for free with a valid email address and then start receiving chapters of popular titles across genres you select.  Only join the genres you're interested in and start receiving excerpts each day. | Click Here to Join


MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM to 6PM
Sundays | 1PM to 6PM
MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
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