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Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer an online option for book club meetings this summer – all book club meetings will be held online through Webex / Zoom so readers can interact with others by real time and participate from home!

Fort Bend County Library Book Clubs represent a wide variety of books and genres. Book clubs that were previously specific to particular branches can now be enjoyed by readers across the library system.

Books can be requested by calling libraries or putting them on hold in the online catalog. Digital versions of some books can also be downloaded from the FBCL electronic library.

As Book Club meetings will be webcast live over the Internet via Webex / Zoom, participants must register for meetings by going to the FBCL website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – click on “Courses and events” and register for the meetings of the book club of their choice. A link to the Webex sessions will be emailed to everyone who has registered.

The book club meeting schedule in August is as follows:

Wednesday, August 4, noon-1 p.m. – Literary Lunch League Reading Club

The book to be discussed is An Irish Country Doctor, a novel written by Patrick Taylor. This title is available in print and audio version; call the Cinco Ranch branch library to check availability of additional printed copies.

Saturday August 7 from 11 a.m. to noon – Talk Back Book Club

The book to be discussed is The Princess Bride, written by William Goldman. This book club, which focuses on general fiction, normally meets on the first Saturday of each month. This title is available in print; Call the Missouri city branch library for additional printed copies.

Monday, August 9 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Sienna Book Club

The book to be discussed is Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and the Madness at the Fair that Changed America, a novel written by Erik Larson. This title is available in print, audio and on OverDrive; call the library to check availability of printed copies.

Tuesday August 10, 2:00 p.m. – Mission Bend Book Club

The book to be discussed is The Nightingale, written by Kristin Hannah. This title is available in print and audio and on OverDrive and digital hoopla; call the library to check for availability of additional printed copies.

Wednesday August 11, 5-6 p.m. – University branch reading club

The book to be discussed is The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, written by Melinda Gates. This title is available in print, audio and on OverDrive; call the library to check for availability of additional printed copies.

Thursday, August 12, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Sugar Land book break

The book to be discussed is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, written by Bryan Stevenson. This title is available in print and on OverDrive; call the library to check for availability of additional printed copies.

Thursday, August 12, 1:30 p.m. – Novel Expectations Book Club

The book we will be discussing is Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four Afro-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space, written by Margot Lee Shetterly. This title is available in print, audio and on OverDrive and digital hoopla; call the First Colony Branch Library to check availability of additional printed copies.

Thursday August 12, 4-5 p.m. – Sienna Subtext: Graphic Novel & Animé Club

This event will be broadcast live via Webex at the scheduled time. The book to be discussed is Starman, Volume 1: Sins of the Father, created by James Robinson. This title is available digitally on hoopla.

Thursday August 19, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. – Book Break Book Club

The book to be discussed is As Bright as Heaven, written by Susan Meissner. This title is available in print; call the George Memorial Library to check availability of additional printed copies.

Friday August 20 – Book Talk: Home Economics & How-To Books (pre-recorded video).

In the FBCL Book Talk series, library staff summarize and share their thoughts on featured books. In this episode, discover DIY books on skills and recipes to use around the home for natural, long-lasting living. A link to the video will be posted on the FBCL online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.

Saturday August 21, 11 am-12pm – Heavy Inks Graphic Novels Book Club

The book to be discussed is The Wicked + The Divine, a series created by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. This title is available in print; call the George Memorial Library to check availability of additional printed copies.

Saturday August 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Mystery Readers Club

This book club, which focuses on detective novels and detective novels, meets on the third Saturday of each month. The book we will be discussing this month is The Searcher, a novel written by Tana French. This title is available in print, audio and on OverDrive; call the Missouri City Branch Library to check availability of additional printed copies.

Monday August 23, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. – Reserved for Crime Mystery Book Club

The book to be discussed is Big Sky, a novel written by Kate Atkinson. This title is available in print, audio and on OverDrive; call the Sienna branch library to check availability of additional printed copies.

Thursday August 26 – Book Talk: The Water Dancer (pre-recorded video).

In the FBCL Book Talk series, library staff summarize featured books and share their thoughts on them. In this episode, discover The Water Dancer, a novel written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A link to the video will be posted on the FBCL online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.

Saturday, August 28, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – The Skin I’m In: A book club featuring authors of color.

The book we will be discussing is A Girl Like Her, written by Talia Hibbert. This new book club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month. This title is available as an ebook in the digital hoopla collection.

Book club meetings are free and open to the public. Registration is required for Book Club meetings so that a link to Webex / Zoom sessions can be emailed to all who register. To register online on the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Courses and Events”, select “Virtual Programs” and search for the program on the date indicated. Participants can also register by calling the Fort Bend County Libraries Communications Office at 281-633-4734.


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