Book Clubs

Meet new friends and discuss great books

Book Club Kits

The library has over 200 kits of popular books for book clubs to check out.

  • Each kit is in a tote bag for easy carrying.
  • Most kits contain 10 paperback copies, and 2 large print copies, of the book.
  • Each kit contains copies of a reader's guide to help you with topics for discussion.
  • Each kit can be checked out for 2 months.
  • Customers will not be charged if individual kit items are late or damaged. There is a $45 replacement fee for full kits that are lost or damaged.

You’ll find a complete listing of all the kits in the online Catalog . Just place a hold on the kit you want with your library card number and PIN/password, and the library will contact you when it is available for you to pick up.

If you have a suggestion for a title you think should be a Book Club Kit, just let us know. Remember that the book needs to be available in paperback.

Happy reading and discussing!

Classic Book Club Kits
New Book Club Kits
Recently Added Nonfiction Book Club Kits
Book Club Hidden Gems

The Library Book Club

Welcome to Deschutes Public Library’s official book club.

Discussion groups are held monthly throughout the county, and all are welcome to attend. Books are chosen month-to-month. To find the next read for the group nearest you, click on the links below:

Downtown Bend Library
Second Thursday of the month, 12—1 p.m.
East Bend Library
Third Tuesday of the month, 12—1 p.m.
La Pine Library
Third Thursday of the month, 12—1 p.m.
Redmond Library
Second Thursday of the month, 12—1 p.m.
Sisters Library
Fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:30—6:30 p.m.

The Classics Book Club

The classics never go out of style.

Book discussions on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Downtown Bend Library from 6 - 7 p.m.

2017 Selections

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
January 24
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
February 28
Ahead of All Parting: the Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke
March 28
The Epic of Gilgamesh
April 25
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki
May 23
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
June 27
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
July 25
The Human Comedy by Honore de Balzac
August 22
Paradise Lost by John Milton
September 26
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
October 24
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
November 14
A Selection of Popular Ballads
December 19

Senior Book Clubs

Senior Book Club groups are held monthly in Bend and Redmond at senior centers or senior living facilities. If you are interested in attending or facilitating a Senior Book Club, please contact Deschutes Public Library for more information at 541-617-7054 or


  • Bend Senior Center (September through June)
    • Cardinals: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m.
    • Bluebirds: 1st Monday of the month, 1 p.m.
  • Discovery Park: 1st Thursday of the month, 4 p.m.
  • Stone Lodge: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.
  • Touchmark: 2nd Monday of the month, 4 p.m.
  • Whispering Winds (September through June): 1st Thursday of the month, 10:30 a.m.


  • Brookdale (September through June): 4th Tuesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.

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