Book Clubs

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The Wasco County Library District offers a variety of book clubs for all ages and interests. Contact your library to learn more. Each different club is profiled below.

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Adult Book Clubs at The Dalles Public Library

Whodunnit Mystery Book Club

Meets first Thursday of each month at 5:00pm

Join other mystery readers for a monthly book discussion. Each month features a different book. Copies are available for checkout at the front desk. For adults 19+

PRIDE Book Club

Meets second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm

A Pride book club just for adults! Join us every 2nd Thursday at 6:00pm for a time to discuss  books. Books are available at the front desk. For adults 19+

Third Thursday Book Club

Meets third Thursday of each month at 4:00pm

Join our book discussion group every 3rd Thursday of each month. Books are available at the front desk. For adults 19+

Sci-Fi Book Club

Meets last Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm

If you love science fiction, this is the book club for you. Each month we’ll discuss a new sci-fi selection. Books are available at the front desk. For adults 19+

Teen Book Clubs at The Dalles Public Library

And then, what happened… Teen Writers Book Club

Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month at 4:00pm

Hang with other teens and work on your latest writing project and talk books you’re currently reading. For teens 11-18.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Meets fourth Friday of each month at 3:30pm

A book club for teens who love graphic novels! Join us as we talk graphic novels and eat snacks. Books are available at the front desk. For teens 11-18.

Kids Book Clubs at The Dalles Public Library

Contact the Children’s Librarian for more information.

Beginning Readers Book Club

Meets first Wednesday of each month at 3:00pm

Grades K-2. Plus you get to keep the book! We will look at the book, talk about the author and illustrator, and read some pages. Afterwards we'll have a snack and do a craft or activity.

Adventure Readers Book Club

Meets second Wednesday of each month at 3:00pm

For Kids that like to read adventure books. Do you like to read books that are full of adventures and danger? This is the book club for you!

Book Worms Book Club

Meets third Wednesday of each month at 3:00pm

Are you in third, fourth, or fifth grade? Do you love to read? Do you read chapter books? Do you like to eat snacks? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, then this club is for you. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month. 

Book Clubs at Southern Wasco County Library

Read What You Want Book Club

Meets first Thursday of each month at 4:00pm

There are no rules. Bring whatever book you are reading and have a good time talking with other readers.

Cookin’ the Books Book Club

See calendar for meeting time and location.

Each month we’ll have a theme. Bring a dish you made and the cookbook you used and share with others.

Upcoming Book Club Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sci-Fi Book Club Starter Villain

5:00pm - 5:45pm
The Dalles Public Library
Library Branch: The Dalles Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs

Sci-Fi Book Club

Hang out with other science fiction readers as we talk all things sci-fi. Books are available at the front desk.

Event Details:

Starter Villain by John Scalzi

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "School Age" group.

Tumi Tales: Read with a dog

3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Dalles Public Library
Library Branch: The Dalles Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

Come read to Tumi the labradoodle!

One-on-one reading helps kids gain confidence. This program is open to all kids from beginning readers to those looking to practice with a patient, furry listener.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Limited Availability

Materials are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee availability.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Writer's Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Dalles Public Library
Library Branch: The Dalles Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Clubs

And then what happened… Teen Writers Book Club

Are you an aspiring writer or just love books in general?  Writers and book lovers of the Teen variety can join us to discuss their personal projects or just talk about what they’ve been reading.

Event Details:

Meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of each month at 4:00pm.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Happiness Book Club

5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Dalles Public Library
Library Branch: The Dalles Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

Join The Dalles Public Library for The Happiness Book Club!

We‘ll meet monthly to explore topics like happiness, gratitude, wellness, contentment and the implementation of science based happiness strategies. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Whodunnit Mystery Book Club - Whose Body

6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Dalles Public Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: The Dalles Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Whodunnit: Mystery Book Club

Hang out with other mystery lovers as we talk about our favorite books, movies, and more! Books are available at the front desk.

Event Details:

Whose Body by Dorothy L Sayers

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Clean Reads Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Dalles Public Library
Library Branch: The Dalles Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

The Dalles Public Library is starting a Clean Reads Book Club!

We‘ll meet monthly to discuss Christian based Fiction, and even some non-fiction reads if there is interest. 

Suggestions are appreciated. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cookin' the Books - A Book Club for Foodies

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Southern Wasco Public Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Southern Wasco Public Library
Room: Maupin City Park Community Building
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

Cookin' the Books is a book club for people who love to cook. Each month we set a theme, pick a recipe from a cookbook that fits the theme and we bring a dish to the potluck at the Maupin City Park community building.

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Read What You Want Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Southern Wasco Public Library
Library Branch: Southern Wasco Public Library
Room: Main Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

The Read What You Want (RWYW) Book Club meets every second Wednesday of the month. This is a book club for rebels who like to read whatever they want. We discuss the books we've read, what we liked and what we didn't.