Get ready for some great summer reading! Join Plano Public Library book clubs in person or online to discuss and share thoughts on your latest reads. Choose from virtual, in-person and hybrid meeting options.
Check out the 2022 Book Club catalog (PDF) for all sessions this year, with titles and themes. Continue reading for what’s coming up in June.
What Are You Reading Now?
Read and discuss great books you’ve read. Check out past recap book lists here on the blog.
Chinese Book Talk
Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
Register here for Zoom meeting
Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.
Second Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
In-person at Schimelpfenig Library
Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Available as Print
Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two. Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to.
Mystery Book Club
Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m.
The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard, available as Print
Cook the Book
Tuesday, June 21 at 1 p.m.
Register here for Zoom meeting
Exploring Vegetarian & Vegan Eats
The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen, available as eBook
Vegan for Everybody by America’s Test Kitchen, available as eBook
A Hearty Book of Veggie Sandwiches: Vegan and Vegetarian Paninis, Wraps, Rolls, and More by Jackie Freeman, available as Print
Practically Vegan: More Than 100 Easy, Delicious Vegan Dinners on a Budget by Nisha Melvani, available as Print
Unbelievably Vegan: 100+ Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes: A Cookbook by Charity Morgan, available as Print
The Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach, available as Print
Brown Bag Book Club
Thursday, June 23 at 12 p.m.
In person at Parr Library – bring your lunch and discuss the featured book
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers – including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian – discover their unexpected common traits.
Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
Teens: Reel Reading is your club to talk about all things binge-worthy. A monthly binge fest on books, TV series or films.
For more reading suggestions, check out our Plano Reads posts.