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There is something for everyone!

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All listed groups are open for anyone to attend.

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Library led book discussion groups:

Arabian Nights Book Discussion Group
Meets at Arabian Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)

How Did I Miss That One? Book Discussion Group
Meets at Appaloosa Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)

I Wish I Had Read That! Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)

Palomino Book Discussion Group
Meets at Palomino Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)


Book discussion groups:

A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: mailto:erbana@gmail.com

Contemporary Literature Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.991.6056 (Barbara Serle)

Literate Lizards Book Discussion Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: 480.948.2651 (Barbara Yavitt)


History / Events / Games:

Civil War Roundtable
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.699.5844 (Dr. John Bamberl)

Play Scrabble
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.922.7762 (Gerry)

Scottsdale Senior Academy
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: jamesmcgovern22@yahoo.com (James McGovern)

W.A.V.E. A Women Gathering
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: michelinegreen@gmail.com (Micheline Green)

Women's Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.947.0340 (Jill Karuso)


Music discussions / Music performance:

Music in the Raw
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: cottonwoodtree27@gmail.com (Cottonwood Stone)

Opera Appreciation Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: carolharman@cox.net (Carol Harman)

Sultans of Rock
Meets at Palomino Library
Information: 480.484.7000 ext. 6213


For aspiring writers:

Mustang Writers’ Creative Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: amyschusterspen@aol.com (Amy Schuster)

Mustang Writers’ Critique Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: finnertyjj@aol.com (Joe Finnerty)

Scottsdale Mustang Poets
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: 480.677.0000 (Christy White)

Scottsdale Writing for Children Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: 602.309.7670 (Mary Nickum)

Writer’s Critique Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: endharvestminn@aol.com


Storytelling:

Tellers of Tales Storytelling Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 602.390.3858

Book Club to Go (formerly Talk and Tote) Collections:

If you are interested in starting your own book discussion group or energizing your current one - then pick up a Book Club to Go at your Scottsdale Public Library.

Book Clubs to Go contain multiple copies of a book, and in some cases, author information, and discussion questions. Some even have a DVD so your group can compare the book and movie.

The library has a large number of titles to choose from. Just enter "Book Club to Go" into a keyword search in the library's catalog for what's available today.

  1. To check out a Book Club to Go, request the items online.
  2. You will be able to check out the Book Club to Go for 45 days.



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