Join a Library Book Club this May

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Join a Book Club

May is a really fun time for comic book fans. The first Saturday of the month is Free Comic Book Day (at participating comic book retailers). Over 2000 stores take part annually!

Of course, you can check out comics for free any day at the Library (or download them instantly on your favorite device with Hoopla)! Plus, you can meet other comic fans at Willow Branch Library for ComiClub to talk about a wide variety of comics and graphic novels. In addition to superhero comics, they also discuss horror, slice-of-life, nonfiction, and other genres! Beyond the Panel, another graphic novel book club is coming soon to Pablo Creek Library!

Stay Connected 

Keep up with all of the Library's Book Clubs each month with our blog. Or, sign up for our monthly Book Club email on the Library U enrollment page so you never miss a meeting.

#Get Rewarded for Reading

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

Discussing: "A book written by an author when they were under 30." 

Beaches Branch Library (note the new location)

Monday, May 1 @ 6:30 p.m.



Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

#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, May 4 @ 6:30 p.m.

The Beat Goes On by Ian Rankin

#Scottish Mystery Book Club

Dive into the thrilling world of "Tartan Noir." Each mystery book takes place in Scotland.

Regency Square Branch Library

Saturday, May 6 @ 10:30 a.m.

A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera

#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, May 8 @ 6:30 p.m.

All Star Superman Vols. 1 and 2 by Grant Morrison

#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, May 9 @ 6 p.m.

The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

#As the Page Turns

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

South Mandarin Branch Library (note the location change)

Thursday, May 11 @ 1 p.m.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

#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 to guide the discussion.

Beaches Branch Library

Thursday, May 11 @ 2 p.m.

The Editor by Steven Rowley

#Nuts About Reading

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

West Branch Library

Tuesday, May 16 @ 6 p.m.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

#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, May 18 @ 6 p.m.

Avempartha by Michael Sullivan

#Excalibris Book Club

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

Regency Square Branch Library

Saturday, May 20 @ 10:30 a.m.

Note: Theft of Swords combines The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha (Vols. 1 and 2 of the Riyria Revelations series).

The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

#Shelf Conscious Book Club

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

Maxville Library

Tuesday, May 23 @ 6 p.m.

American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI by Kate Winkler Dawson

#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, May 25 @ 7 p.m.

Don't Believe It by Charlie Donlea

#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, May 27 @ 12:30 p.m.

Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich

#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, May 27 @ 2:30 p.m.

The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

#Flamingo Book Club

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

Beaches Branch Library

Tuesday, May 30 @ 6:30 p.m.