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

Contact Jane Lawrence-Gunn (909) 798-2689 or Carl Martz (909) 793-7704 for further information.

The Eclectic Readers (2nd Tuesday Evenings (usually) at 7:30 pm) Location varies

  • August 13, 2019  The Traveling Feast by Rick Bass
  • September 10, 2019  Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • October 8, 2019  Educated:  A Memoir by Tara Westover
  • January 14, 2020  Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • February 11, 2020  The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • March 10, 2020  Pachinko by Min Lee

Contact Hopi at for further information.

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

  • January 16, 2019  Where the Water Goes: Life and Death along the Colorado River by David Owen
  • February 20, 2019  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • March 20, 2019  The Hidden Life of Trees by Peer Wohlieben
  • April 17, 2019  To the Lighthouse by Virginia Wolf
  • May 15, 2019  The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood by Kien Nguyen
  • June 19, 2019  A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • July 17, 2019  Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein

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