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Book Clubs

In person book club meetings have resumed and new members are always welcome! Click the book club tabs below for details.

Join your friends and neighbours in informal yet stimulating conversations by sharing your thoughts on our book club selections. Your library’s book clubs continue to grow in popularity and are constantly adding fresh and engaging titles to their rosters.

Click the book title to view the item in the library catalogue – place a hold or borrow a copy today!

If the book is available in digital formats, click either (eBook) or (eAudiobook) to download now!

For information on how to enjoy digital formats of books from Haldimand County Public Library visit the Get Started Page for OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks or try our new service CloudLibrary.

Please note: Due to the changing nature of pandemic restrictions, program schedules are subject to change without notice. We appreciate your understanding. 

B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book Club)

Adults, age 14 and up, are invited to join the Haldimand County Public Library’s new virtual book club. Unlike other book clubs where everyone reads the same title at B.Y.O.B. Club you pick the titles you want to read. Each month based on the theme (mystery, banned books, bestsellers, etc.)  YOU choose a title to read and discuss at the meeting. Titles read can be in print, digital (e-books) or audio formats.

Meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. All sessions will be hosted by Library staff who will not only help with discussions but will also guide the readers towards their next choices. Email kkrupicz@haldimandcounty.on.ca to register and receive the Zoom link.

In-Person Book Clubs

Caledonia Book Club

Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Caledonia Library

Upcoming selections:

June 8thTwo Trees Make a Forest” by Jessica J. Lee (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

July 13th“Hench” by Natalie Zina Walschots (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

August 10thA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby)

September 14th –  “Fifty Words For Rain” by Asha Lemmie (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

October 12thMalibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

November 9thAll The Children Are Home” by Patry Francis (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

December 14thThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

2023

January 11th“The Giver of Stars”  by Jojo Moyes (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

February 8th –  The Mother-In-Law” by Sally Hepworth (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

March 8thThe Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby)

April 12th“A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

May 10th“Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson (Movie) (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

June 14thBorn a Crime” by Trever Noah (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

Dunnville Readers Club

Meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30p.m.at the Dunnville Library.

Upcoming selections:

June 15thThe Historians by Cecilia Ekback (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

July 20th –  The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby)

August 17th – “The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (eBook – Libby)  (eBook – CloudLibrary)

September 21st –  “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson (Movie) (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

October 19thGrown Ups by Marian Keys (eBook – Libby)

November 16th  – Born a Crime” by Trever Noah (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

December 21st“Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

2023

January 18th – “Still Life” by Louise Penny (eBook – Libby)

February 15th  – “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

March 15thThe Forgotten Daughter by  Joanna Goodman (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

April 19th  – Beach Read by Emily Henry (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby)

May 17th“Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

June 21st  –  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

July  19thBraving the Wilderness” by Brené Brown (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

Grace Book Club (Caledonia)

Meetings on the last Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Caledonia Library.

Upcoming selections:

May 30th  – Born a Crime” by Trever Noah (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

June 27th“An American Marriage” by Tayari Jonemerica  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

July 25th  –  “The Madness of Crowds” by Louise Penny  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

August 29th“The Guest List” by Lucy Foley  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

September 26th  – “My Year of Living Spiritually” by Anne Bokma  (eBook – CloudLibrary)

October 31stThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

November 28th“Our House”  by Louise Candish  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby)  (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

December 19th“Confessions on the 7:45” by Lisa Unger (date change due to Christmas Holiday)  (eBook – Libby)

2023

January 30th  – Talking to Canadians” by Rick Mercer  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

February 27th – Classics- Pick your own classic to read and talk about

March 27th“The Four Winds” by Kristan Hannah  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

April 24th“The Power of the Dog” by Thomas Savage  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby)

May 29th“The Good Father”  by Wayne Grady  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

Jarvis Book Club

Meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Jarvis Library.

Upcoming selections:

September 12th               “The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moye (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

*October 3rd                 “The Dutch House by Anne Patchett  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby)

November 14th                “The Whisper on the Night Wind by Adam Shoalts (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

Decemeber 12th            Born a Crime” by Trever Noah (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

January 9th                Annual Christmas Party

February 13th                “Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanely Tucci (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

March 13th                “The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

*April 3th                “The Liar’s Dictionary” by Eley Williams (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby)

May 8th                “Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult  (eBook – Libby) (eAudiobook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary) (eAudiobook – CloudLibrary)

June 12th                “Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall  (eBook – Libby) (eBook – CloudLibrary)

*Dates are the first Monday instead of the 2nd due to holidays.

Start Your Own Book Club!

Are you interested in starting up a book club at your local library branch? If so, we would love to hear from you. Book clubs receive support in selecting and acquiring their books as well as monthly access to our meeting rooms for meeting. All clubs must be open to the public. If you are interested in starting a book club, please contact our Community Outrech Coordinator at kkrupicz@haldimandcounty.on.ca

There are more opportunities to learn something new and connect other community members on our Adult Programs page.

Donating to The Library

Haldimand County Public Library is a registered non-profit charity. You can make a difference in the community by making a financial donation to the Library. Donation assist us to expanding collections as well as improving our programs and services.

Donations can be made in person by cash or cheque. Please inform staff if you would like the donation to go towards a specific branch, collection or service. Tax receipts are available upon request.

Donations can also be made online by visiting https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/haldimand-county-public-library-board/. If you would like your donation to go towards a specific branch, collection or service please specify in the “Send a message to this charity” field. Tax receipts are automatically generated by canadahelps.org.

If you have any questions about making a donation, including leaving a legacy, please email us at library@haldimandcounty.on.ca. Thank-you to all of our generous donors!

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