Plano Reads: October Book Clubs
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Plano Reads: October Book Clubs

Fall into a good book this October. Our book clubs have something for everyone, from literature to mysteries to nonfiction, and even food! Join us online or in-person to discuss your latest read and connect with fellow book lovers.

What Are You Reading Now?

Monday, October 3 at 3pm

Hybrid, meeting in-person at Haggard Library and on Zoom

Read and discuss great books you’ve read. Check out past recap book lists here on the blog.

Second Tuesday Book Club

Tuesday, October 11 at 7pm

In-person at Schimelpfenig Library

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Available as Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook

A historical novel based on the life of the author’s grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in mid-19th-century rural North Dakota who fights Congress to enforce Native American treaty rights.

Chinese Book Talk


Thursday, October 13 at 7pm

Meeting virtually – register here

Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.


Cook the Book

Tuesday, October 18 at 1pm

Hybrid, meeting in-person at Davis Library and on Zoom – register here

Fair Food Faves

Choose your favorite recipe for the monthly topic, prepare the dish and participate in a robust discussion on cooking.


Blue ribbon USA: Prizewinning Recipes from State and Country Fairs by Georgia Orcutt
Available as Print

County Fair: Nostalgic Blue Ribbon Recipes from America’s Small Towns: Pies and Cakes, Jams and Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, and Sweets by Liza Gershman
Available as Print

Fair Food Cookbook: Iconic Recipes from America’s County and State Farms by Louise Davidson
Available as Print

Mystery Book Club

Thursday, October 20 at 7pm

Hybrid, meeting in-person at Davis Library and on Zoom

Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen

Available as Print

Two young women become unlikely friends during one fateful summer in Atlantic City as mysterious disappearances hit dangerously close to home.

Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, October 27 at 12pm

In-person at Parr Library

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

Available as Print | CD book| eBook |eAudiobook

Bestselling author Walter Isaacson returns with a compelling account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.

For more reading suggestions, check out our Plano Reads posts

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