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 Evenings (usually) at 7:30 pm) via Zoom

  • February 9, 2021  News of the World  by Paulette Jiles
    (Note:  Jan suggests that you listen to the music that is mentioned in the book as you are reading.  YouTube has them)
  • March 9, 2021  Where the Wind Leads:  A Refugee Family’s Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue and Redemption by Vihn Chung
  • April 13, 2021  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
  • May 11, 2021  The Hidden Life of Trees:  That They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries from a Secret World  by Peter Wohlleben
  • June 8, 2021  The Man  by Keiichiro Hirano
  • July 13, 2021  In the Country of Women:  A Memoir  by Susan Straight
  • August 10, 2021  The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again  by M. John Harrison
  • September 14, 2021  Winter Counts  by David Heska Wanbi Wieden
  • October 12, 2021  The Great Alone  by Kristin Hannah
  • November 9, 2021
  • December 14, 2021  Christmas Party

Contact Hopi at for further information.

Third Wednesday Book Club:
2:30 pm via Zoom

  • February 17, 2021  Magpie Murders  by Anthony Horowitz
  • March 21, 2021  The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coate
  • April 21, 2021  The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  • May 19, 2021  Unbroken  by Laura Hillenbrand
  • June 16, 2021  American Dirt  by Jeannie Cumins
  • July 21, 2021  Uncommon Type  by Tom Hanks

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

The Fourth Monday Book Club: 11 am
via Zoom

  • February 22, 2021  She Came by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs  by Sarah Smarsh
  • March 29, 2021  The Black Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel  by Kim Michele Richardson

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