Book Discussions

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Join one of our book groups for a lively discussion!

Durham Public Library Book Discussion
The Durham Public Library Book Discussion currently meets in person! Discussions will be monthly on Mondays. Books are available for check out at the library circulation desk.

January 8 at 6:30 PM: The Queen of Dirt Island by Donal Ryan. Register here.

February 12 at 6:30 PM: Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano. Register here.

March 11 at 6:30 PM: Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto. Register here.

April 15 at 6:30 PM: Sankofa by Chibundo Onuzo. Register here.

Cookbook Club
Do you enjoy cooking and love good food? This is a combination of a book club and a potluck lunch. Each month, we will choose a cookbook from which each of the participants will select a recipe and prepare it for the group to taste and discuss.

This club will meet 8 times in 2024 on the 3rd or 4th Friday of January, February, March, April and July, August, September, and October. Copies of the book are available for registered participants at the Circulation Desk. In order to facilitate a range of courses, you will be assigned to prepare either an entree, an appetizer or side, or dessert. Plates, utensils and water will be provided; please bring serving utensils for your dish. Please register for each month separately.

February 23 at noon: Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes by Giada De Laurentiis. Register here.

March 15 at noon: Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan. Register here.

April 26 at noon: More Mexican Everyday: Simple, Seasonal, Celebratory by Rick Bayless. Register here.