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.

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

July 26 at noon: The Complete Summer Cookbook: Beat the Heat with 500 Recipes that Make the Most of Summer’s Bounty by America’s Test Kitchen. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

August 23 at noon: The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook : 150 Home-grown Recipes from the Nutmeg State by Tracey Medeiros. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

September 20 at noon: Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way: Recipes and Techniques for Economical Cooking by Jacques Pepin. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

October 25 at noon: Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER