Book Clubs at the Ferguson Library

Tuesday Night Book Club – currently inactive

Meeting: 4th Tuesday of each month, 5:00 PM in the library conference room
Please note – the Tuesday Night Book Club is currently on hiatus. Please check back later.

Tuesday Night Book Club is the Ferguson Library’s monthly adult readers book club. Book Club attendees learn, discover, explore, socialize, and, most importantly, talk about books! This club reads from a wide variety of genres including thrillers, literary fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, mysteries, science fiction, and bestsellers. Book Club attendees choose future book club reads at each meeting.

Didn’t finish this month’s title? Don’t worry about it! Finishing the book is not mandatory to attend.

Click here for Tuesday Night Book Club future selections and blog

Readings on Race Book Club – hybrid

Meeting: 2nd Monday of each month, 6:00 PM in the library auditorium
The Readings on Race Book Club is currently meeting in a hybrid format, with some members joining the discussion virtually through Zoom and some members joining the discussion in person at the library. If you are interested in joining the book club, please use our contact form or call us at the library for more information on how to join.

This monthly book club unpacks the complex and challenging subject of race in America by reading and discussing books on this topic. Participants feel the book club makes a difference in their lives. The book club provides:

  • the opportunity to hear the other side of the conversation;
  • a safe place to ask questions and hear criticism;
  • an education on historical events that shape the nation’s current events;
  • and the chance to build relationships with members from different backgrounds.

Members choose upcoming reads by vote. New book club members are always welcome.

Click here for Readings on Race Book Club past and future selections list


How did the Readings on Race Book Club form?
Following the death of Michael Brown and the unrest in Ferguson, local resident Carla Fletcher felt conflicted. Carla did not know what to do, but she felt must do something. After talking with one of her sons about her feelings, Carla thought about books and her belief that books are transformative. This moment was the initial spark for the Readings on Race Book Club.

In the following months, Carla Fletcher approached the Ferguson Municipal Public Library about creating a book club centered on the free and honest discussion of race and race relations in America. With these discussions, Carla hoped to positively influence the hearts and minds of her community through an open dialogue about the challenging and complex topic of race. With the assistance of Dan Suchs as moderator, the Ferguson Readings on Race Book Club held its first meeting in January 2015.

What is the Carla Fletcher Readings on Race Collection?
The Carla Fletcher Readings on Race Collection brings together selections from the Readings on Race Book Club. The collection is named in honor of the book club’s creator and co-founder Carla Fletcher, who passed away in August 2018. To browse the collection in the library catalog, click HERE.