The library provides many opportunities for participating in a book group that meets your interests! Join one of the library’s several book groups or a community-led group, host your own group at the library, or take advantage of the ways the library can help make your book group shine.
Check out the library’s new signature book group for adults! Ask staff at the Brookwood or Shute Park Library to check out a copy of the monthly selection, then drop in at one of our two discussion times. Discussions take place at the Brookwood Library on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm OR at the Shute Park Library on the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Choose whichever day and time work for you!
March 7 and 16 – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
April 4 and 20 – The Power by Naomi Alderman
May 2 and 18 – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Grupo de lectura
Únase a nuestro grupo de lectura mientras exploramos la literatura en español y participamos en discusiones grupales animadas. El grupo lee en voz alta un cuento corto seguido de una discusión. Este grupo para lectores adultos se reúne en la Biblioteca Brookwood el segundo jueves de cada mes a las 7 pm. ¡Los nuevos miembros son siempre bienvenidos!
Come join our reading group as we explore literature in Spanish and engage in lively group discussions. The group reads a short story aloud together followed by a discussion. This group for adult readers meets at the Brookwood Library on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm. New members are always welcome!
This group for adult readers meets at the Brookwood Library on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. Join us in reading diverse books followed by friendly discussion. All are welcome!
January 5 – Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
February 2 – Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
March 2 – Factfulness by Hans Rosling
April 6 – There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald
May 4 – Tin Man by Sarah Winman
June 1 – Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
OBOB Book Club (Grades 3-5)
Come ready to discuss and answer trivia about one of this year’s Oregon Battle of the Books selections! For grades 3-5.
March 12 – Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
April 16 – When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
May 14 – Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Beginning Reader Book Club
Designed especially for readers just beginning to read chapter books. Register online, then pick up the current book at the Brookwood Library. The club meets at Brookwood Library on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 pm.
Club de lectores principiantes bilinguës / Bilingual Beginning Reader Book Club
Diseñado especialmente para lectores que recién empiezan a leer libros con capítulos en español e inglés. Recoja el libro en el mostrador de servicio de Shute Park Library después de registrarse. El grupo se reúne el la Biblioteca Shute Park el tercer Jueves del mes a las 4pm
Designed especially for readers just beginning to read chapter books. Pick up the current book at the Shute Park Library service desk after registration. The group meets at the Shute Park Library on the third Thursday of each month at 4 pm.
Book Club Kits
Book Club Kits are a great way for book groups to make sure they have enough copies of their selection for all of their members. The Hillsboro Public Library has over 60 kits available for checkout, and there are over 150 kits available through WCCLS. Each kit contains 8-10 books and a discussion guide and can be checked out for 6 weeks at a time.
You can find a list of all the Book Club Kits that WCCLS libraries own in the WCCLS catalog.
Book Group Station
The Brookwood Library’s Book Group Station is your one-stop shop for all things book group! Learn about the latest greatest titles for discussion, browse our Book Club Kits, and discover resources to help your group thrive. You can find the station on the second floor between the adult fiction and nonfiction sections.
The library has two conference rooms at Brookwood and one at Shute Park that can accommodate up to 8 people. You can reserve these rooms for free with your library card 3-90 days in advance. Learn more and reserve a room today!
Is your book group too large for a conference room? Contact the library’s book group liaison to learn about other options.
Book Selection Assistance
If there’s one thing we know here at the library, it’s books! We can help you find the perfectly discussable book for your group in any genre or subject area.
Fill out our Shelf Help form to receive a custom list of titles for your group within four days.
Discussion Question Assistance
Having trouble finding a discussion guide for your selection? Stumped for the right questions to ask to keep the discussion lively? We can help! Contact us.
Book Group Consultation with a Librarian
Want to start a book group but don’t know where to start? Have a book group that’s going okay but could be better? Schedule a consultation with a librarian book group expert. Librarians are available to consult for up to 2 hours in 1 or 2 sessions per group. Get in touch with the library’s book group liaison today!
Annual Book Group Bazaar
This January event provides an opportunity for existing book groups and book group seekers to meet. Groups that are open to the public can reserve a table at the bazaar and you can attend pop-up talks on a variety of book group relevant subjects.
Community Bulletin Board
Is your group open to the public? Bring a poster to the library and we’ll hang it on our community bulletin board!
These community-run groups are not affiliated with the library and all information listed below is courtesy of the groups. For additional details, please contact the facilitator for each group.
Comic Book Book Club
Location: Shute Park Library
Meeting Time: One Sunday per month at 3 pm (check Meetup or contact Kathryn for exact dates)
Book List: Comic Book Book Club
Description: Calling all Comic Book Nerds! This is a group for anyone and everyone who can just nerd out for hours on end, but your normal friend group is just too...well...normal. Let's hang out. Let's read comic books and discuss. Let's be nerds together! Sound good? Good.