more area book discussions

Several area libraries host book discussion groups that may be of interest to our members and literature enthusiasts. These group sessions are free and open to the public; however, only those who have completed the readings are invited to join in the discussions. Each library generally reserves copies of the readings for group participants.

Below is a listing of sessions at Bloomingdale Regional Library, Seminole Community Library @ St. Petersburg College, and Temple Terrace Library.


Bloomingdale Regional Library
Location: 1906 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico, FL 33596
Contact: Patrick DeMarco, moderator

The Bloomingdale Regional Library Great Books Discussion Group meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 10:30 A.M. to noon.

01/21/17: King Lear (William Shakespeare)
02/18/17: Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
03/18/17: Persuasion (Jane Austen)
04/15/17: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
05/20/17: The Warden (Anthony Trollope)
06/17/17: The Member of the Wedding (Carson McCullers)
07/15/17: The Heart of the Matter (Graham Greene)
09/16/17: Sophie’s Choice (William Styron)
10/21/17: The Trial (Franz Kafka)
11/18/17: Antigone (Sophocles)

No meeting in December 2017

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Seminole Community Library @ St. Petersburg College
Location: 9200 113th Street, Seminole, FL 33772
Meetings are held in Library Program Room A
Contact: Mike Bryan,, ph: (727) 394-6923, website:

The Seminole Community Library group meets at 2:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month, September – May.

January 18, 2017:           An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding – selection (David Hume)

February 15, 2017:        A Defence of Poetry – selection (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

March 15, 2017:           The Unknown Masterpiece (Honore de Balzac)

April 19, 2017:              Second Epilogue to War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)

May 17, 2017:               The Man Who Would Be King (Rudyard Kipling)

June 21, 2017:               Six Characters in Search of an Author (Luigi Pirandello)

July 19, 2017:                The Open Boat (Stephen Crane)

August 16, 2017:           Death in the Woods (Sherwood Anderson)

September 20, 2017:     The Garden of Forking Paths (Jorge Luis Borges)

October 18, 2017:           Introduction to The Second Sex (Simone de Beauvoir)

November 15, 2017:      An Interest in Life (Grace Paley)

December 20, 2017:       Selected Poems (Wislawa Szymborska)

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Temple Terrace Library
Location: 202 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL 33772
Meetings are held in the Library Community Room
Contact: Ted Grevencamp, onwatch@msn.comph: 813-899-0837

The Temple Terrace Library Book Roundtable discussion group meets on the last Saturday of each month, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

January 28, 2017 The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)

February 25, 2017 The Ballot or the Bullet (Malcolm X)

March 25, 2017 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)

April 29, 2017 All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Remauquo)

May 27, 2017 Fences (August Wilson)

June 24, 2017 Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

July 29, 2017 Darkness at Noon (Arthur Koestler)

August 2017 = No meeting, Summer Break