Toronto Public Library offers book clubs in many of its branches, as well as Book Buzz, the online book club. There is a book club suitable for every reader.
If you're looking for stimulating conversation about books, the North York Central Library Book Club may be just what you need. This club has been running for about a decade and has a committed membership of knowledgeable informed readers.The members who attend are serious readers who enjoy in-depth discussions of the books they read.
This book club discusses recent literary fiction and occasionally non-fiction. The next three books featured are:January 29, 2013
Acclaimed British potter Edmund de Waal inherits his Great Uncle Iggie's netsuke collection. This group of 264 little Japanese wood and ivory carvings, first acquired from a Parisian dealer's rooms in the 1870s by a distant relative, becomes the catalyst for de Waal's inquiry into his father's family who had once been wealthy Jewish bankers but lost almost everything under the Nazis.
February 19, 2013
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Eighty-three-year-old Sid Griffiths remembers his time during WWII playing in a Berlin jazz band called the Hot Time Swingers. When jazz music is denounced by the Nazis, Sid and his bandmates flee to Paris--a move that put Hieronymous, the band's brilliantly talented trumpeter, in constant danger due to his Afro-German heritage.
March 26, 2013
Fauna by Alissa York
A wide Toronto ravine that bisects the city is home to countless species of urban wildlife, including human waifs and strays. When Edal Jones can't cope with the casual cruelty she encounters in her job as a federal wildlife officer, she finds herself drawn to a beacon of solace nestled in the valley under the unlikely banner of an auto-wreckers yard where the handsome proprietor Guy Howell offers sanctuary to animals and people alike.
The North York Central Book Club meets monthly on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm.