Bethalto Public Library

BOOK CLUBS

The Bethalto Public Library has three Book Clubs. They are informal discussion groups. Copies of selected books may be checked out at the Library beginning approximately four weeks before the discussion date. Everyone is welcome.

Original Book Club

  • Monthly
  • First Tuesday of the month
  • 6:30pm - after hours in the Great Room. Enter through the back door with stairs going up.

1 - January - The Secret Life of Bees.jpg

January 2, 2024

The Secret Life of Bees

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2 - February - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.jpg

February 6, 2024

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

by V.E. Schwab

3 - March - The Lost Man.jpg

March 5, 2024

The Lost Man

by Jane Harper

4 - April - Lessons in Chemistry.jpg

April 2, 2024

Lessons in Chemistry

by Bonnie Garmus

5 - May - The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell.jpg

May 7, 2024

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

by Robert Dugoni

6 - June - The House is on Fire.jpg

June 4, 2024

The House is on Fire

by Rachel Beanland

Past Book Club Selections, since October 2000

Just Another Book Club

  • Monthly
  • Third Wednesday of the month
  • 10:00am - before hours in the Great Room. Enter through the back door with stairs going up.

1 - January - Firekeeper's Daughter.jpg

January 17, 2024

Firekeeper's Daughter

by Angeline Boulley

2 - February - The Senator's Wife.jpg

February 21, 2024

The Senator's Wife

by Liv Constantine

3 - March - The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany.jpg

March 20, 2024

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany

by Lori Nelson Spielman

4 - April - The House of Eve.jpg

April 17, 2024

The House of Eve

by Sadeqa Johnson

5 - May - The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois.jpg

May 15, 2024

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

6 - June - The Paris Wife.jpg

June 12, 2024

The Paris Wife

by Paula McLain

Past Book Club Selections, since June 2022

True Crime Book Club

  • Monthly
  • First Thursday of the Month
  • 6:00pm - after hours in the Great Room. Enter through the back door with stairs going up.

1 - January - The Stranger Beside Me.jpg

January 4, 2024

The Stranger Beside Me

by Ann Rule

2 - February - If You Tell.jpg

February 1, 2024

If You Tell

by Gregg Olsen

3 - March - Savage Appetites.jpg

March 7, 2024

Savage Appetites

by Rachel Monroe

4 - April - The Feather Thief.jpg

April 4, 2024

The Feather Thief

by Kirk Wallace Johnson

5 - May - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.jpg

May 2, 2024

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by John Berendt

6 - June - Lost Girls_An Unsolved American Mystery.jpg

June 6, 2024

Lost Girls

by Robert Kolker

Not Your Mother's Book Club

  • Periodically
  • For Teens and Young Adults
  • Times vary

July - The Grace Year.jpg

July 14, 2023

The Grace Year

by Kim Liggett

Past Book Club Selections, since July 2023