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Book Clubs at the Library

Looking for a book club to join?
The library has several options for various ages & interests.


Brown Bag Book Club


Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a lively discussion and a good story.

  • Adults

ESL Book Club

If English is not your native language and you like to read, come to our ESL Book Club. We will recommend easy-to-read books in English and everyone will have a chance to talk about the book they are reading. You can practice reading in English, conversational skills, and have FUN!

  • Adults and Teens (16 and up)
  • Second Thursday of the month
  • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Midtown Room, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road
  • Registration required

Graphic Novel Book Club

Discuss a new graphic novel on the second Thursday every month!

This book club is led by Danièle Archambault, Ph.D. (Linguistics), a researcher, author, and educator who is interested in comics as a way to document a society's cultural and linguistic landscape. 

  • Adults & Teens (16 and up)
  • 2nd Thursday each month
  • 7-8:30 pm
  • Midtown Room, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road
  • Registration required.


Society of Bookworms


Join the Society of Bookworms for fun activities and book discussion.

This program supports assets from the 41 Developmental Assets for Children and Teens:
17. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts
18. YOUTH PROGRAMS Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in the community
25. READING FOR PLEASURE Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.


Friends of
the Palo Alto Library

The Friends book club has been meeting for over 15 years!
For more information, visit the FOPAL Book Club webpage.

Last Updated October 25, 2016