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Learn more about our virtual book clubs on our While We Are Closed page!

Join the live Zoom 2nd Tuesday Book Group! This group will virtually discuss, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin. If you are interested in participating in this online discussion send an email with 2nd Tuesday Book Group in the subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MPL's 2nd Wednesday Book Group will meet virtually from
7:00-8:00 PM to discuss The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya.
 To purchase paperback copies (by credit card only) and to arrange curbside pick-up, call 721-2665 Mon.-Thurs. 10AM-4:30PM. If you are interested in participating in this online discussion send an email with 2nd Wednesday Book Group in the subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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MPL Downtown Book Discussion Groups

The 2nd Tuesday MPL Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm on Zoom. Discussion titles include a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. Copies of the books are available throughout the partnership.  Email Pam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on this lively book discussion group. New members are always welcome!

  • May 12, 2020 -- Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • June 9, 2020 -- In the Other Rooms by Daniyal Mueenuddin
  • July 14, 2020 -- Stamped from the Begninning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • August 11, 2020 -- The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  • September 8, 2020 --The Testaments by Margarent Atwood
  • October 13, 2020 -- We Leave the Flowers Where They Are
  • November 10, 2020 --The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • December 8, 2020 -- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Second Wednesday Book Club has been meeting at Missoula Public Library since 1991. Copies of selected titles are made available for purchase at cost at the Accounts Desk unless otherwise noted. The discussion begins virtually at 7:00pm on Zoom on the second Wednesday of every month. If you are interested in participating in this online discussion send an email with 2nd Wednesday Book Group in the subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

  • May 13, 2020 -Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel by Mark T Sullivan
  • June 10, 2020 -- The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya
  • July 8, 2020  -- All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren
  • Aug 12, 2020 -- Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Sept 9, 2020 -- Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden
  • Oct 14, 2020 -- The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
  • Nov 11, 2020 -- Birds in America: Stories by Lorrie Moore
  • Dec 9, 2020 -- Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • Jan 13, 2021 -- The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
  • Feb 10, 2021 -- Inland: A Novel by Tea Obreht 
  • Mar 10, 2021 --  Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
  • Apr 14, 2021 -- Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
  • May 12, 2021 -- American Spy: A Novel by Lauren Wilkinson

Branch Book Discussion Groups

Frenchtown Branch

The Frenchtown Book Group meets monthly on a Thursday at 5:45pm. The group reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles. Contact the Frenchtown Branch for upcoming dates and selections.

Lolo Branch

The Lolo Book Group meets every third Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. This group was formed as a collaborative effort between the Lolo Branch of Missoula Public Library and Lolo Public School's Adult Education Programs. This is an open participation, no fee program. Books are available for check-out to participants. Contact the Lolo Branch for upcoming selections and dates at 273-6686 ext. 162.

Seeley Lake Branch

The Seeley Lake Library Book Group meets on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of each month at 11:00am. Past discussion titles have included Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth, Michael Punke’s Fire and Brimstone, Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, and Zadie Smith’s On Beauty. Please contact the Seeley Lake Branch Library for current dates and titles.

Swan Valley Branch

Book Discussion Group Online Resources

NoveList Plus is a one-stop shop for author information, book discussion guides, read-alikes and more!

Many book group websites offer title suggestions and book discussion guides for free:
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Reading Group Guides

Publishing houses such as Random House and Penguin often include author information and book discussion questions on their websites.