LBPL Book Clubs
Join one of our monthly book clubs or author talks to discover new books and enjoy lively, literary conversations.
Join us for an exciting series of virtual talks with bestselling authors from around the world, covering a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres. The free talks occur 2–4 times a month and include interactive Q&A sessions with the authors. Register and see the complete list of speakers on the LBPL author talks website.
The Library's virtual author talk series is supported by the efforts of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and its generous donors.
Book Club @ The Miller Room
Please join us for the Miller Room's bi-monthly book club for adults! We are reading a rotating selection of fiction and non-fiction books and short stories relating to various topics on the arts/performing arts, Asian heritage and culture, libraries and special collections, local Long Beach/Southern California area history, and much more. This book club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM in the Miller Room at the Billie Jean King Main Library.
Sherlock's Home @ The Miller Room
Please join us for the Miller Room's bi-monthly mystery book club for adults! We are reading a rotating selection of fiction and non-fiction books and short stories for fans of mystery (cozy, creepy, or classic), as well as hard-boiled detective fiction, spy espionage, thrillers, true-crime tales, and more. This book club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM in the Miller Room at the Billie Jean King Main Library.
Check the Miller Room's Event Calendar to find out this month's book. For more information or to join our book club email list, please contact Miller Room staff at (562) 570-6729 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alamitos Neighborhood Library Book Club for Adults is currently taking a break.
The Bach Neighborhood Library Mystery Readers Book Discussion is temporarily closed to new members due to space limitations. Please visit or call Bach Neighborhood Library for more information.
The Bay Shore Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Community Room. This group has been meeting for over 20 years and members take turns choosing titles and hosting the discussion. We read everything from classics to contemporary fiction, from historical family sagas to hard-boiled detective dramas to sci-fi space operas. New members are always welcome!
Call or visit Bay Shore Neighborhood Library to learn this month's title.
The Brewitt Neighborhood Library Book Club is currently taking a break.
The Dana Neighborhood Library Book Club is currently taking a break.
The 50+ Book Club @ El Dorado meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM.
The book club, in partnership with the Long Beach Senior Center, is geared toward the mature reader. New members are welcome.
Visit or call El Dorado Neighborhood Library for information about how to join.
The Los Altos Neighborhood Library Book Group meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM.
Bring your favorite title suggestions—fiction or nonfiction—and join your neighbors for lively discussions.
Visit or call Los Altos Neighborhood Library to learn this month's title.
Adult Book Club
*Please note this club is on break January–February and will meet again in March 2023.
The Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library Adult Book Club meets in the Conference Room third Saturdays at 11:00 AM. Please call for information on each month's chosen title.
El club de lectura en español
El club de lectura se reúne el cuarto viernes del mes a las 3:00 PM para hablar en grupo. Las discusiones serán en español, tanto para estudiantes del idioma como para hablantes nativos. Llama a la biblioteca para enterarte del título seleccionado este mes.
New members and title suggestions are always welcome.
Please visit or call Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library for more information.