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!

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

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

2018 Selections

The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
January 23
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
February 27
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
March 27
Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac
April 24
The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
May 22
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
June 26
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
July 24
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
August 28
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Vol. 1) by Edward Gibbon
September 25
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
October 23
Essays by Francis Bacon
November 13
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
December 18

Senior Book Clubs

Senior Book Club groups are held monthly in Bend and Redmond. Senior book clubs for the public are held at the Bend senior center. Book clubs at senior living facilities are designed for facility residents. If you are interested in attending, hosting, or facilitating a Senior Book Club, please contact Deschutes Public Library for more information at 541-617-7092 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 Book Club 1: 2nd Monday of the month, 4 p.m.
  • Touchmark Book Club 2: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 3 p.m. (starts January 2018)
  • Whispering Winds (September through June): 1st Friday of the month, 10:30 a.m.


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

Homebound Services

Homebound Services - For homebound customers, the library selects and delivers by mail books, audiobooks, music and more!

Page Last Modified Friday, October 12, 2018