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 Third Monday Book Club: 11 am. Assembly Room of Smiley Library

  • April 17:  Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  • May 15:  Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang
  • June 19:  Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • July 17:  Rather Be the Devil (A Rebus Novel) by Ian Rankin
Contact Jane Lawrence-Gunn (909) 798-2689 or Carl Martz (909) 793-7704 for further information.


The Eclectic Readers (1st Tuesday Evenings (usually) at 7:30 pm) Location varies

  • April 4: Queen Victoria’s Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley
Contact Hopi at for further information.


Third Wednesday Book Club: 2:30 pm in the Assembly Room of Smiley Library

  • April 19: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
  • May 17: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
  • June 21: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
  • July 19: Truman Capote by George Plimpton
Contact David Bragg (909) 784-0770 or for further information.