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.
July 13: Downriver: Into the future of water in the west by Heather Hansman @ Library, walk to local park
August 10: The Library Book by Susan Orlean @ Library, walk to local park
September 14: Educated by Tara Westover @ Location TBA
October 12: Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelley @ Location TBA
November 9: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
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 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 5:30 pm.
June 23: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
July 28: This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
August 25: Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
September 22: Book TBA
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).