An activity like reading is an individual activity but a book club can help infuse a social aspect into it. The book club setting allows for intellectual stimulation through the discussion of the material read where ideas and opinions are exchanged. Book clubs often present selections that may have otherwise been missed. Here are five opportunities to join a book club in Orange County.
Aliso Viejo Library
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
There are two book clubs available for the community, one for adults and one for teens. The Aliso Viejo Book Club on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. offers a stimulating discussion of recent fiction and non-fiction titles for adults. The August book for adults includes “The Good House” by Ann Leary. Copies of each month’s books are available for members. The Teen Book Club, held on the same day, takes place at 4 p.m. and more information about the program can be found here. No registration is required.
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821
On the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m., The Brea Senior Center hosts the Brea Library Monthly Book Club. For the month of August, the book discussion is about “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus. Books are available for pick-up at the Brea Senior Center or the Brea Library. The library is located on the plaza level next to the Brea Mall and shares a common lobby with the Brea Chamber of Commerce.
345 E. Main St.
Tustin, CA 92780
The Tustin Library BookBite is held on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The book being discussed for August is “The Education of Little Tree” by Forest Carter. In September, you can enjoy a discussion on “Lucia, Lucia” by Adriana Trigiani. The library is fully renovated and clean with lots of study areas and adequate lighting. What more could you ask for? This location proves to be a great location for relaxing and enjoying a great book and a book club discussion to exchange ideas with others with similar interests in literature.
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San Juan Capistrano Library
31495 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
The San Juan Capistrano Library offers three book clubs for its community. The first is an adult book club, Mission Readers, that is held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. The second book club is for those that enjoy knitting and crochet known as the Knit Lit. It is held the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. For those that are fluent in Spanish, there is an opportunity to join a discussion with fluent Spanish speakers. These meetings take place the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Rancho Santa Margarita Library
30902 La Promesa
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Enjoy a cup of coffee and chat about the latest book at the Rancho Readers’ Cafe with other book lovers. Titles of both fiction and nonfiction are enjoyed in this group and it is free for those interested in joining. This adult program meets every third Wednesday of the month. The book selection for August includes “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells. For September, the book selection is “A Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman. For further information about the program, contact the group leader Jan here.
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