We offer regular book discussions for patrons of all ages. Stop by one (or all) of our book clubs, or check out one of our book club kits for your own group. Call 577-7323 or visit the 2nd Floor Reference desk for more information on everything below.

Book Discussion Groups

Click through the different book clubs below to find great book recommendations and join in on monthly discussions to meet similar readers. You can even get the book for free (and to keep!) if you stop by either the 2nd Floor Reference desk or Children’s department ahead of time.

Books On Tap

Books on us, drinks on you! For patrons ages 21+. 
Bi-monthly on the 2nd Thursday | 6:30 pm

  • Feb 2020: “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” by Francisco Cantú @ Backwards Distillery
  • Apr 2020: “The Overstory: A Novel” by Richard Powers @ Frontier Brewing
  • Jun 2020: “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai @ Backwards Distillery
  • Aug 2020: “Disappearing Earth: A Novel” by Julia Phillips @ Frontier Brewing
  • Oct 2020: “The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel” by Christy Lefteri @ Backwards Distillery
  • Dec 2020: “Washington Black: A Novel” by Esi Eugyan @ Frontier Brewing

Reading the West

Celebrate Wyoming and the West’s rich history with books about the region and featuring western authors.
Monthly on the 1st Tuesday | 6:30 pm

  • Jan 2020: “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman” by Margot Mifflin @ Fort Caspar
  • Feb 2020: “The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West” by John F. Ross @ Natrona County Library
  • Mar 2020: “Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight: Indian Views” by John H. Monnett @ Natrona County Library
  • Apr 2020: “Powder River: Disastrous Opening of the Great Sioux War” by Paul L. Hedren @ Natrona County Library
  • May 2020: “The Man in the Arena: The Life and Times of U.S. Senator Gale McGee” by Rodger McDaniel @ Natrona County Library

Never Too Old

A discussion of young adult literature with adult appeal. Open to adults and teens, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged.
Monthly on the 2nd Tuesday | 6:30 pm @ Metro Coffee Co.

  • Jan 2020: “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk
  • Feb 2020: “A Study in Charlotte” by Brittany Cavallaro
  • Mar 2020: “Wilder Girls” by Rory Power
  • Apr 2020: “American Street” by Ibi Zoboi
  • May 2020: “Cloud and Wallfish” by Anne Nesbet
  • Jun 2020: “Out of Darkness” by Ashley Hope Perez
  • Jul 2020: “Girls of Paper and Fire” by Natashan Ngan
  • Aug 2020: “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei
  • Sep 2020: “Darius the Great is Not Okay” by Adib Khorram
  • Oct 2020: “His Hideous Heart” by Dahlia Adler
  • Nov 2020: “The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter” by Theodora Goss
  • Dec 2020: “The Field Guide of the North American Teenager” by Ben Philippe

‘Til Death Due You Part

A book discussion on life, death, and grief, in partnership with Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.
Quarterly on the 4th Monday | 6 pm

  • Jan 2020: “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” by John David Anderson @ Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions
  • April 2020: “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande @ Natrona County Library
  • July 2020: “H Is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald @ Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions
  • Oct 2020: “Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss” by Margaret Renkl @ Natrona County Library

Tween Book Club

For students in grades 4-6.
Monthly on the 4th Monday | 4 pm @ Natrona County Library

  • Jan 2020: “Sky Jumpers: Book 1” by Peggy Eddleman
  • Feb 2020: “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk
  • Mar 2020: “Awkward” by Svetlana Chmakova

Afternoon Book Club

For students in grades 7-8.
Monthly on the 3rd Saturday | 2 pm @ Metro Coffee Co.

  • Jan 2020: “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer
  • Feb 2020: “The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel” by Michael Scott
  • Mar 2020: “The Golden Compass” by Phillip Pullman
  • Apr 2020: “The Librarian of Auschwitz” by Antonio Iturbe
  • May 2020: “The False Prince” by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Teen Book Club

For students in grades 9-12.
Monthly on the 4th Tuesday | 6 pm @ Metro Coffee Co.

  • Jan 2020: “The Chaos of Standing Still” by Jessica Brody
  • Feb 2020: “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds
  • Mar 2020: “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor
  • Apr 2020: “Anya’s Ghost “by Vera Brosgol
  • May 2020: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by J.K. Rowling

Book Club Kits

Are you in your own book club? We have kits available for check out at the 2nd floor desk for local book clubs. Each kit contains multiple copies of the same title, as well as guides and information for book club discussions.

  • Each kit contains 6-12 copies of the same book, plus discussion questions and talking points to get you started.

  • Kits can be checked out for a month or more to accommodate your book club’s meeting schedule. Just ask the folks at the front desk!

  • We have over 300 titles to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect book for your group of readers.

  • You can browse available kits in our online catalog or read through summaries of the books with our Book Club Kits Summaries document.

Upcoming Book Discussions

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Reading the West Book Club: “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman” by Margot Mifflin 6:30 pm

Reading the West Book Club: “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman” by Margot Mifflin @ Fort Caspar

Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Reading the West Book Club will meet on Tuesday, January 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Fort Caspar to discuss “The Blue Tattoo: The Life…

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Never Too Old Book Club: “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk 6:30 pm

Never Too Old Book Club: “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk @ Metro Coffee Co.

Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of the Newbery Honor book and New York Times bestseller, “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk, will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 pm at Metro Coffee Co. The Never Too Old…

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Afternoon Book Club: “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer 2:00 pm

Afternoon Book Club: “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer @ Metro Coffee Co.

Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon book club for teens, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 2 pm at Metro Coffee Co. Teens will discuss “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer. The group…

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Tween Book Club: “Sky Jumpers: Book 1” by Peggy Eddleman 4:00 pm

Tween Book Club: “Sky Jumpers: Book 1” by Peggy Eddleman @ Crawford Room

Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In a post-World War III world, all hope of survival for one inventive town lies in the hands of a daring twelve-year-old. Children in grades 4–6 will discuss the first book in this adventurous chapter…

‘Til Death Due You Part Book Club: “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” by John David Anderson 6:00 pm

‘Til Death Due You Part Book Club: “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” by John David Anderson @ Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions

Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library and Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions’ quarterly ‘Til Death Due You Part Book Club will meet on Monday, January 27 at 6 pm at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions. This gathering…

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