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Book Clubs

Share what you read with other book lovers at one of  our book clubs. New members always welcome!

Belong to a book club? Check out these book club discussion guides.

Bealeton Book Club

This group meets monthly and reads and discusses a variety of recent or popular fiction and nonfiction, sometimes with an added classic or biography.  Members combine their love for reading with laughter and refreshments.

Where: Bealeton Depot, adjacent to Bealeton branch library

When: 2:30 p.m., third Wednesday

More infoEmail Martika Jones or call 540.422.8533

2024 Dates and Selections

Sager, Riley

The only one left : a novel

Allen, Sarah Addison.

Other birds

Center, Katherine.

The bodyguard

Grann, David

The Wager a tale of shipwreck, mutiny and murder

Nagendra, Harini

The Bangalore Detectives Club

Bealeton Book Club Selections

Great Books Club

If you are interested in reading some of the best literature from all time periods, this is the group for you. The selections are frequently assigned in high school and college classrooms. They include novels as well as non-fiction classics in philosophy and psychology that are considered to have enduring value. Many are foundational to the formation of governments and societies around the world. This group will give you a chance to read and explore this literature through friendly and thoughtful shared inquiry discussions. New members always welcome!

Where: Meetings are held virtually. For details about how to join these virtual meetings or accessing materials not in the library's collection, please

When: 7:00 p.m., 1st Mondays of the month

More info: Email Jeanne Day or call the Warrenton Adult Reference Desk at 540.422.8500, ext. 2.

2024 Dates and Selections

Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971.

Reinhold Niebuhr : major works on religion and politics

Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962.

Siddhartha : an Indian tale

The best American short stories of the century

Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.

The collected stories of Eudora Welty.

The Oxford book of English short stories

Great Books Club Selections

Marshall Afternoon Book Club

If you like a variety of genres, you will enjoy the eclectic assortment of titles chosen by this book club, including classics, fiction, non-fiction and best sellers.

Once a month, fellow readers meet to discuss a chosen book and related topics.  Lively discussions are guaranteed.  Refreshments are provided by Friends of the Library.  Books are chosen through popular vote by the members of the group and are read from January through November.  A summer picnic and a holiday party are always part of the reading year.

Where: John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall

When: 1 p.m. usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month

More info: Call 540.422.8527 or e-mail Deborah Cosby, John Marshall Branch Manager

2024 Dates and Selections

Ypi, Lea, 1979-

Free : a child and a country at the end of history

Garmus, Bonnie

Lessons in chemistry

Mason, Daniel (Daniel Philippe)

North woods a novel

Perry, Imani, 1972-

South to America a journey below the Mason-Dixon to understand the soul of a nation

Williams, Pip, 1969-

The dictionary of lost words : a novel

Marshall Afternoon Book Club Selections

Marshall Evening Book Club

Once a month, join a group of interesting readers at the end of the day for a relaxed discussion of a wide range of titles. With an eclectic assortment of selections that includes classics, fiction, non-fiction and best sellers, titles are sure to appeal to a wide range of readers.  Refreshments are provided by Friends of the Library.  Books are chosen through popular vote by the members of the group and are read from January through November.  A summer picnic and a holiday party are always part of the reading year.

Where: John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall

When: 6:30 p.m., usually meets the last Monday of the month

More info: 540.422.8527 or e-mail Deborah Cosby, John Marshall Branch Manager

2024 Dates and Selections

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-

Mad honey : a novel

Mason, Daniel (Daniel Philippe)

North woods a novel

Perry, Imani, 1972-

South to America a journey below the Mason-Dixon to understand the soul of a nation

Williams, Pip, 1969-

The dictionary of lost words : a novel

Bekoff, Marc

The emotional lives of animals : a leading scientist explores animal joy, sorrow, and empathy - and why they matter

Marshall Evening Book Club Selections

Mystery Book Club

This group focuses primarily on mysteries and thrillers. While our book discussion takes precedence, other topics are often explored in the course of our meeting.

Where: Warrenton central library, program room

When: 12 p.m., 3rd Thursday of the month

More infoEmail Pam Lovera or call 540.422.8506

2024 Dates and Selections

Griffiths, Elly.

The stranger diaries

James, P. D.

Cover her face

Jance, Judith A.

Blessing of the lost girls

Stout, Rex, 1886-1975

Fer-de-lance

Swanson, Peter, 1968-

Nine lives : a novel

Mystery Book Club Selections

Non-Fiction Book Club

If you love non-fiction and a lively discussion, this book club is for you.  Join library staff and Bob Jacobs, a local educator with 38 years of experience at James Madison University and Frederick and Fauquier County Public Schools, for a lively and informative discussion.

 

Space is limited; please register for the next meeting online.

Where: John Barton Payne Bldg, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton

When: 12 p.m., 4th Wednesday

More infoEmail Daryl Jackson or call 540.422.8500 ext. 2 (Warrenton Adult Reference Desk)

2024 Dates and Selections

Nelson, Craig, 1955-

V is for victory : Franklin Roosevelt's American Revolution and the triumph of World War II

Booth, Katie (Writing instructor)

The invention of miracles language, power, and Alexander Graham Bell's quest to end deafness

Macintyre, Ben, 1963-

A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal

Nafisi, Azar.

Read dangerously : the subversive power of literature in troubled times

Larson, Erik, 1954-

The splendid and the vile a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz

Non-Fiction Book Club Selections

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