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Palm Springs, FL 33461
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Book Discussion Groups
General Information
We offer variety with four different book discussion groups. The second Tuesday of every month the Staff Picks group has met for years. For your enrichment and enjoyment there are also a few new groups: Coffee & Classics, Teaching Through Stories: An Inspirational Book Group, and a Spanish language book discussion: Tertulias Literarias

Explore a different book with us in a relaxed setting every month.  Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library.

Most books are available in print, audio,and ebook formats.

Previous books are listed at the bottom of this page.






2nd Tuesday Book Group
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The Pillars of he Earth by Ken Follett

Tuesday, June 13th at 6:00 pm

Everything readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action, and passionate romance. But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time—the twelfth century; the place—feudal England; and the subject—the building of a glorious cathedral. Follett has re-created the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The vast forests, the walled towns, the castles, and the monasteries become a familiar landscape. Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life, the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters—into their dreams, their labors, and their loves: Tom, the master builder; Aliena, the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman; Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge; Jack, the artist in stone; and Ellen, the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, each character is brought vividly to life.



Teaching Through Stories: An Inspirational Book Group
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The Dalai Lama's Cat by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 pm


Starving and pitiful, a mud-smeared kitten is rescued from the slums of New Delhi and transported to a life she could have never imagined. In a beautiful sanctuary overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas, she begins her new life as the Dalai Lama’s cat.

Warmhearted, irreverent, and wise, this cat of many names opens a window to the inner sanctum of life in Dharamsala. A tiny spy observing the constant flow of private meetings between His Holiness and everyone from Hollywood celebrities to philanthropists to self-help authors, the Dalai Lama’s cat provides us with insights on how to find happiness and meaning in a busy, materialistic world. Her story will put a smile on the face of anyone who has been blessed by the kneading paws and bountiful purring of a cat.



Coffee & Classics
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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Thursday, June 8th at 3:00 pm

Everything readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action, and passionate romance. But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time—the twelfth century; the place—feudal England; and the subject—the building of a glorious cathedral. Follett has re-created the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The vast forests, the walled towns, the castles, and the monasteries become a familiar landscape. Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life, the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters—into their dreams, their labors, and their loves: Tom, the master builder; Aliena, the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman; Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge; Jack, the artist in stone; and Ellen, the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, each character is brought vividly to life.



Tertulias Literarias - El Alma Hispana
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La Heredera de Antonio Villa

Comenzando el lunes 10 de abril del 2017 a las 6:00 pm

Una joven y bella secretaria se casa con un millonario americano, quien desaparece misteriosamente durante la luna de miel en un crucero. La joven esposa está lista para heredar de su esposo una sustancial fortuna pero hay muchos que sospechan de ella. La Heredera es una historia de suspenso, pasión y avaricia que se lleva a cabo en los círculos altos sociales de Palm Beach en MIami.


Previous Books
2nd Tuesday Group
NCommonwealth  by Ann Patchett
ews of the World
by Paulette Jiles
A Gentleman inb Moscow by Amor Towles
Nutshell
by Ian McKewan
The Shepard, the angel and Walter the Christmas miracle dog by Dave Barry
The Bishop's Wife
by Mette Harrison
The language of flowers  / Vanessa Diffenbaugh (One Book Palm Beach County)
The goldfinchby Donna Tartt 
Out stealing horses  by Per Petterson
The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Rosie effect by Graeme Simsion
A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
Tell the wolves I’m home by Carol Rifka Blunt
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Just call me Superhero by Alina Bronsky
The bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
From here to eternity by James Jones
Circling the sun by Paula McLain
The little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
A midnight carol by Patricia K. Davis
Fates and Furiesby Lauren Groff
The shoemaker’s wife by Adriana Trigiani
A light in the ruinsby Chris Bohjalian
The Martianby Andy Weir
The Readers of Broken Wheel recommendby Katrina Bivald
Major Pettigrew’s last stand byHelen Simonson
The sympathizerby Viet Than Nguyen 
Auntie Mameby Patrick Dennis
Station Elevenby Emily St. John Mandel
Various titles in James Patterson’s Bookshots series 

Teaching Through Stories: Inspirational
The Book of Joy  by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays With Morrie
by Mitch Albom
Dinner With A Perfect Stranger
by David Gregory

Grok: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Dune by Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
The Book of Ralph by Christopher Steinsvold
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Coffee and Classics
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter 
by Carson McCullers
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
Gilgamesh by Author Unknown

Tertulias Literarias
La Rejadora de Sombras by Jorge Volpi
El Tiempo entre Costuras por Maria Dueñas
En el Tiempo de las Mariposas
por Julia Alvarez
El amor en los tiempos del colera por Gabriel Marquez
Como aqua con chocolate by Laura Esquivel