Plano Reads: January Book Clubs
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Plano Reads: January Book Clubs

Make a New Year’s resolution to read more and get started with Plano Public Library book clubs! Join us online or in-person for our January discussions; share your thoughts and socialize with fellow book lovers. See all 2023 Book Club picks here.

What Are You Reading Now?

Monday, January 9 at 3pm

Hybrid, meets 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

Meets in-person at Schimelpfenig Library

Tuesday, January 10 at 7pm

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

Available as Print |Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world. But she has a secret she must protect at all costs: she is Black. Forced to hide her true identity, she passes as white in order to leave a lasting legacy.

Chinese Book Talk 中文书谈论会

Thursday, January 12 at 7pm

Meets virtually on Zoom

Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.


Mystery Book Club

Thursday, January 19 at 7pm

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

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Available as Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook

Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim—the Thursday Murder Club—are still riding high off their recent real-life murder case and are looking forward to a bit of peace and quiet at Cooper’s Chase, their posh retirement village. But they are out of luck. An unexpected visitor—an old pal of Elizabeth’s (or perhaps more than just a pal?)—arrives, desperate for her help. He has been accused of stealing diamonds worth millions from the wrong men and he’s seriously on the lam. Then, as night follows day, the first body is found. But not the last. 

Brown Bag Book Club

Meets in-person at Parr Library

Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 12pm

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

Available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. Empire of Pain chronicles the multiple investigations of the Sacklers and their company, and the scorched-earth legal tactics that the family has used to evade accountability. 

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