March Book Clubs
March is on its way, and that means shamrocks, the Academy Awards, and most importantly, March book clubs! Check out the latest reads with the Plano Public Library. Join us online or in-person for our March discussions. Share your thoughts and socialize with fellow book lovers. See all 2023 book club picks here or keep reading for this month’s titles.
What Are You Reading Now?
Monday, March 6 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.
Chinese Book Talk 中文书谈论会
Thursday, March 9 at 7pm
Meets virtually on Zoom
Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.
Second Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm
Meets in-person at Schimelpfenig Library
True Biz by Sara Novic
Print | eBook | eAudiobook
“True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they’ll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who’s never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school’s golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises — both personal and political — threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another’s—and changed forever.
This is a story of sign language and lip-reading, disability and civil rights, isolation and injustice, first love and loss, and, above all, great persistence, daring, and joy. Absorbing and assured, idiosyncratic and relatable, this is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection.”
Mystery Book Club
Thursday, March 16 at 7pm
Hybrid, meets in-person at Davis Library and on Zoom
Five Decembers by James Kestrel
“In this novel of World War II, an American police detective trapped while trailing a killer overseas struggles to survive with only the help of a total stranger and his daughter, who risk their lives to protect him.
December 1941. America teeters on the brink of war, and in Honolulu, Hawaii, police detective Joe McGrady is assigned to investigate a homicide that will change his life forever. Because the trail of murder he uncovers will lead him across the Pacific, far from home and the woman he loves; and though the U.S. doesn’t know it yet, a Japanese fleet is already steaming toward Pearl Harbor.”
Brown Bag Book Club
Thursday, March 23 at 12pm
Meets in-person at Parr Library
The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard
Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook
“Happy Days, The Andy Griffith Show, Gentle Ben—these shows captivated millions of TV viewers in the ’60s and ’70s. Join award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard and audience-favorite actor Clint Howard as they frankly and fondly share their unusual family story of navigating and surviving life as sibling child actors.”