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Book Club Hub

Whether you are charged with picking your book club’s next read or you are thinking of starting a book group in your neighborhood, we can help:

  • Our Book Club in a Bag service can help make your next book club meeting a whole lot easier!  Each bag contains 10-12 copies of a great book club selection plus a reading guide.
  • For lists of good book choices and creative ideas for re-charging your group, check out these books about book clubs.
  • There are lots of great websites that can help you pick a good book and find discussion questions.  Some of our favorites include Reading Group Guides, Reading Group Choices, and the NoveList database.
  • Want to join a book club?  Lawrence Public Library has two book clubs that meet each month.  For more information about these groups, contact the Reference Desk via email at or call 785-843-1178.

Last Wednesday Book Club

Last Wednesdays, 7 pm

The Last Wednesday Book Club is a core group of 12 community members who have been meeting at the Library for six years to select books and lead discussions. Selections range from beloved classics to modern book club favorites.  Anyone who’s read the book for the current month is invited to participate!


Great Books Discussion Group

First Saturdays, 2 pm

Please join us as we embark on a series of lively conversations based on the world’s greatest literature – Plato, Chekhov, Kant, Marx, Shakespeare, Rousseau, and many more.  Great Books is a national foundation with a mission to empower readers of all ages to become more reflective and responsible thinkers.

YA for Grownups Book Club

Second Thursdays, Every other month, 7 pm

This group is for adult who enjoy young adult fiction. We’ll meet and discuss YA from a variety of genres. Anyone who has read the selection is welcome to come and participate. 12 copies are available from one of our book club in a bag sets. Contact Molly at for questions or to reserve a book.

Current 2015 reading list:

March 12, 7 pm, Decade Coffee Shop: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

May 14, 7 pm, Johny’s North: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

July 9, 7 pm, location TBD: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

September 10, 7 pm, location TBD: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski

November 12, 7 pm, location TBD: Through the Woods: Stories by Emily Carroll


*Information for NextReads subscribers

As of Oct. 15, the Lawrence  Public Library’s  subscription to NextReads has been discontinued.

If you have any questions, please contact our Adult Services Staff at 785-843-3833 or send an email.