Joining a book club is a great way to connect with your neighbors and find a community of fellow readers. Gunnison County Libraries facilitates book clubs in both Gunnison and Crested Butte locations. They are free and open to anyone to join.
How it works: Book clubs meet on a recurring basis, every month, to discuss a title the group has all read, often over light snacks. Copies of books are placed on hold for book club participants and are available to check out at the library. Titles for the next month’s meeting are announced a month before. They will also be available in e-edition, audiobook, large print, etc.
For those who like to imbibe in books, beverages or both! This group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7 pm at local watering holes. They read mainly contemporary fiction, with a few non-fiction titles every once in a while.
*January 12: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
*February 9: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
*virtual meetings. Free copies of the book are available to participants.
Please email maria-at-gunnisoncountylibraries.org for additional details.
This group is for those who enjoy curling up with a novel (or a classic) and sipping a cup of hot tea. Meetings are the third Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm at the 2nd floor of the Crested Butte Library, or on the benches out front, weather dependent.
**This group is currently paused due to CoVid-19 but we recommend you join a virtual BnB session**
This newly formed group has just jumped into the book club scene in Gunnison. They read contemporary fiction, with a taste for the suspense or thriller genre and meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 4 pm.
January 27: “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid
February 24: “A Good Neighborhood” by Therese Fowler
March 31: “A woman of no importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purnell
April 28: “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett
May 26: “Educated” by Tara Westover
If you’re interested in receiving email communications or additional information about these book clubs, please reach out to adult programming coordinator, Taylor Worsham (taylor-at-gunnisoncountylibraries.org).