Join a Book Club this September

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Join a Book Club

#Are You Ready for Book Fest?  

Just in case your TBR pile isn't big enough: Jax Book Fest is back September 22-23 at the Main Library! Not only is this your chance to meet #1 New York Times bestselling authors Joe Hill and Angeline Boulley, but there will also be DOZENS of local authors set up throughout the Conference Level and first two floors. It's a book lover's dream!

Plus, you can bring the kids to meet bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator Dan Santat - best known for The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and Disney's The Replacements. In the meantime, don't close the book on our Library Book Clubs! We've got some great reading recommendations this month that you're going to want to check out!

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#Have You Taken the Challenge?

You may have heard about Jax Stacks, our year-round reading challenge for adults. Or the fact that you can earn cool prizes for completing at least 12 of the 16 categories. But did you know it has its own Book Club?! And that's not the only thing different about Jax Stacks. The location of the club changes every few months, allowing you to connect with fellow readers all across Jacksonville. 

Get monthly Jax Stacks book recommendations to fulfill your chosen categories on our blog or by email or by requesting a personalized booklist.

#Jax Stacks Reading Challenge

#Jax Stacks Book Club

This month, we'll be discussing: "A book with a non-human protagonist." But you can talk about any book you're reading for the challenge or any category you need help with.

#Southeast Regional Library

Wednesday, September 13 @ 7 p.m.


The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

#Discovery Book Club 

If you're looking to explore different genres or take a chance on something new, this is the book club for you!

#Pablo Creek Regional Library

Thursday, September 7 @ 6:30 p.m.

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

#Excalibris Book Club

A truly fantastic discussion group designed specifically for fans of speculative fiction!

#Regency Square Branch Library

Saturday, September 9 @ 10:30 a.m.

Locke & Key Vol. 1 Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill

#ComiClub Graphic Novel Book Club

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, September 12 @ 6 p.m.

Don't miss Joe Hill at Jax Book Fest September 22-23!

Lassoing the Sun by Mark Woods

#As the Page Turns

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

#Mandarin Branch Library

Thursday, September 14 @ 1 p.m.

The Maid by Nita Prose

#Starfish Book Club

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

#Beaches Branch Library

Thursday, September 14 @ 2 p.m.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab

#Nuts About Reading

Read and chat about a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles the thrid Tuesday of the month.

#West Branch Library

Tuesday, September 19 @ 6 p.m.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

#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 discuss them both.

#Southeast Regional Library

Thursday, September 21 @ 6 p.m.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

#New Leaf Book Club

Bringing together readers with different and shared interests... Each month, we discuss a title to get you thinking.

#Highlands Regional Library

Saturday, September 23 @ 12:30 p.m.

Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag

#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, September 23 @ 2:30 p.m.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

#Shelf Conscious Book Club

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

#Maxville Library

Tuesday, September 26 @ 6 p.m.

Battle for the Big Top by Les Standiford

#Flamingo Book Club

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

#Beaches Branch Library

Tuesday, September 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

Billion Dollar Whale by Bradley Hope and Tom Wright

#Club 364.1

Do you enjoy real-life crime stories? 364.1 is the Dewey Decimal number for True Crime books! Meets the fourth Thursday of the month.

#Meeting online via Zoom

Thursday, September 28 @ 7 p.m.

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