Friends Book Clubs

The A. K. Smiley Friends of the Library support book clubs reading various topics. Below is listing of the current three including their coordinator. Please call or email for particulars.

Drop-ins interested in discussing a particular book are always welcome.  Watch your FOL Newsletter for further information about the book clubs.  Would you like to start another book group under the auspices of the Friends?  Let us know and we’ll help make it happen.


The Eclectic Readers – 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

Book selections for 2022-2023:

August 9, 2022: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

September 13: Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes

October 11: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

November 8:  Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

January 10, 2023: The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

February 14: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

March 14: Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks

April 11: Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin

May 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Contact Hopi at for meeting location and further information.

Third Wednesday Book Club:
2:30 pm in the Assembly Room at A.K. Smiley Public Library

Book selections for 2022:

February 16: I Thought You Said This Would Work by Ann Garvin

March 16: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

April 20 : Eddie’s Boy by Thomas Perry

May 18: Moonflower Murders (Magpie Murders Book 2) by Anthony Horowitz

June 15: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Contact David Bragg (909) 784-0770 or for further information.

The Fourth Monday Book Club: 11 am in the Assembly Room at A.K. Smiley Public Library

Contact Carl Martz (909) 793-7704 for further information.