Book Clubs

Adult Book Club

Last Wednesdays | 6:00 PM (Social time at 5:30 PM)

Join us at the Library to discuss a variety of titles voted on by the group. The MJO Room opens at 6 pm for a social half hour before the discussion begins at 6:30. This is after our current closing time, so please enter through the first floor doors by the parking lot on Maple Street. Sign up and pick up a copy of the book at the first floor desk or via Drive-Thru. This month the book is free while supplies last, thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Library. Digital and audio titles may  also available to borrow through Libby. For more information, please email the library or call Joanne at 360-442-5307.

February 28: Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

Issues of our Times Discussion Group

2nd Mondays | 6 PM

A discussion group that explores contemporary issues affecting Cowlitz County and the nation, helping people engage with topics that impact our community and personal lives. Participants are encouraged to express diverse views on the topic and search for common ground. Outcomes include developing communication skills--active listening and civil discourse, developing critical thinking skills, and increasing openness, empathy, and confidence. 

For more information, e-mail Alan Rose.

March 11: Fake News! A Look at Media Literacy

April 8: Artificial Intelligence

May 14: TBA

Discussion Resources

Cookbook Club

3rd Thursdays | 6 PM

Cookbook enthusiasts are invited to make a recipe from a chosen cookbook or topic, and bring it to share. We'll discuss recipes and cookbooks, choose future cookbooks or themes to feature, and meet other cooks in this monthly club.

March 21: Irish Dishes

April 18: Cakes

May 16: BBQ Foods


Romance Reads: Fight the Patriarchy

2nd Tuesdays, Bimonthly | 5:30 PM

A book club dedicated to those that want the happily-ever-after or happy-for-now. We will meet every other month to explore different romance genres and have stigma-free discussions. At each meeting we will vote on the next meeting's book. Books will be available one month prior and can be purchased for $7. Digital copies may be available through hoopla and/or Libby.

February 13: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros


Graphic Novel Club

2nd Tuesdays, Bimonthly | 5:30 PM

New! We'll be discussing a variety of graphic fiction and non-fiction titles.

March 12: Shubeik Lubeik by Deena Mohamed

May 13: Family Style by Thien Pham


Book Clubs for Young People

Visit our Kids' Page to learn about book clubs for beginning readers and elementary students. We also host a teen book club-learn more on the Teens page!