Join a Book Club this April

Monday, March 20, 2023

Join a Book Club

April is a big month for readers! Not only are April showers the perfect excuse to cancel all your plans, stay in and read a great book, but it's also National Poetry Month! Plus, there's World Book Day on April 23! We're also partial to National Library Week (April 23 - 29). This year, the theme is "There's More to the Story" and libraries are full of them (and a lot of other very cool things). 

So, what do you say? Want to join us at the Library to talk about books? You can even sign up for our monthly Book Club email on the Library U enrollment page so you never miss a meeting.

#Have you joined the Reading Challenge?

You may have heard about Jax Stacks, our year-round reading challenge for adults. But did you know it has its own book club?! The location changes every few months, allowing you to connect with fellow readers all across Jacksonville. 

You can also get monthly Jax Stacks book recommendations on our blog or by email or by requesting a personalized booklist.

#Jax Stacks Reading Challenge

#Jax Stacks Book Club

Discussing: "A historical book set in Africa” and “A book in translation." 

#Beaches Branch Library (note the new location)

Monday, April 3 @ 6:30 p.m.



The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

#Top Shelf Book Club 

Do you enjoy talking with others about books you’ve read? We read and chat about a variety of award-winning titles!

#South Mandarin Library

Saturday, April 1 @ 10:30 a.m.

Educated by Tara Westover

#Discovery Book Club 

If you're looking to explore different genres or take a chance on something new, Discovery Book Club is here for you!

#Pablo Creek Regional Library

Thursday, April 6 @ 6:30 p.m.

The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

#Scottish Mystery Book Club

Dive into the thrilling world of "Tartan Noir." Each mystery book takes place in Scotland, the birthplace of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

#Regency Square Branch Library

Saturday, April 8 @ 10:30 a.m.

Naked in Death by J. D. Robb

#Between the Covers Romance Readers

Can't get enough of a good romance? Read and chat with us about some of the hottest books in the genre.

#Brown Eastside Branch Library

Monday, April 10 @ 6:30 p.m.

Punderworld by Linda Sejic


Whether you can name every Robin from memory or you liked that one episode of Watchmen on HBO, the ComiClub is here for you!

#Willow Branch Library

Tuesday, April 11 @ 6 p.m.

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva

#As the Page Turns

Looking for something new to read? Explore mysteries, historical fiction, romance, science fiction and so much more!

#South Mandarin Branch Library (note the location change)

Thursday, April 13 @ 1 p.m.

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

#Starfish Book Club

Looking for a blend of fiction and nonfiction books? Why settle for just one? We'll also take an extra look at the subjects of our reading material to guide the discussion.

#Beaches Branch Library

Thursday, April 13 @ 2 p.m.

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

#From Books to Film

Is the book REALLY always better than the movie? We read a book and watch the movie (on our own) and meet as a group to discuss them both.

#Southeast Regional Library

Thursday, April 13 @ 6 p.m.

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

#Nuts About Reading

Do you enjoy talking with others about books you've read? We read and chat about a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles.

#West Branch Library

Tuesday, April 18 @ 6 p.m.

The Crown Conspiracy by Michael Sullivan

#Excalibris Book Club

A fantastic discussion group for fans of speculative fiction! 

#Regency Square Branch Library

Saturday, April 22 @ 10:30 a.m.

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

#New Leaf Book Club

Bringing together readers with different and shared interests...

#Highlands Regional Library

Saturday, April 22 @ 12:30 p.m.

Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan Henry

#Shelf Conscious Book Club

Whether you’re an avid reader or struggle to find the time to complete just one book, we welcome you to Shelf Conscious! 

#Maxville Library

Tuesday, April 25 @ 6 p.m.

The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

#Flamingo Book Club

Spread your wings with a diverse selection of fiction, nonfiction, and some Florida-based literature.

#Beaches Branch Library

Tuesday, April 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

A Tangled Web by Leslie Rule

#Club 364.1

Do you enjoy real-life crime stories? Then Club 364.1: The Main Library's True Crime (Virtual) Book Club is for you! 364.1 is the Dewey Decimal number for True Crime books.

#Meeting online via Zoom

Thursday, April 27 @ 7 p.m.

A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny

#Mysterious Affairs Book Club

Reading and discussing mysteries of all types - from new thrillers to classic cozies, and everything in between!

#Highlands Regional Library

Saturday, April 29 @ 2:30 p.m.