Answered By: Blair Parsons
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2018     Views: 383

Several of the Austin Public Library branches have book clubs. See the Austin Public Library Events calendar for details. Click Advanced Search then select Book Clubs as the event type to display a list of all book clubs at the Austin Public Library. See the Youth Events calendar for a list of tween and teen book clubs.

The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation hosts the Mayor’s Book Club, an annual citywide reading campaign that develops a community experience through reading and discussion of shared books. Learn more about the Mayor's Book Club from the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, which manages the program.

This year, there were three books chosen: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, The Teeth of the Comb by Osama Alomar, and We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled by Wendy Pearlman.


January 25 @ Central Library | 6:30 pm

Osama Alomar and Wendy Pearlman discuss The Teeth of the Comb and We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled

April 11 @ Central Library | 7:00 pm

Mohsin Hamid discusses Exit West



January 13 @ Terrazas Branch Library | 10:30 am
Discuss The Teeth of the Comb and participate in a writing activity on allegory and parable

January 20 @ Twin Oaks Branch Library | 10:30 am
Discuss We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled and participate in a writing activity on personal narrative

March 24 @ Manchaca Branch Library | 1:00 pm
Discuss Exit West and participate in a writing activity on magical realism