Book Clubs

Book Clubs

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The library hosts a variety of book clubs for people of all reading interests. It’s a great way to meet friends, find fuel for your reading energies and enjoy some great book-worship or book debate. Take a look at everything we have to offer and get in touch right away! Each club has a moderator-librarian who’d be happy to get you reading and meeting up in no time. If you have ideas for a book club that you think we should offer, please let us know as we are always looking for new ideas!

Cookbook Club


Foodies unite! Whether you are a beginner or a pro, Cookbook Club is an easy and fun way to share recipes and stories from the kitchen! Each month a different cookbook is chosen and those participating prepare their favorite recipe to share with the group. While tasting the dishes, the group discusses what they like and dislike about the recipes. Copies of the monthly cookbook are available for checkout in the Adult Department.

Historical Book Club

If you are a history buff or would like to learn more about specific historical events, A Page From History is the book club for you! This club gives you the freedom to choose any book on the chosen topic, no matter what genre it may be. A selection of books will be available for checkout in the Adult Department, or feel free to choose your own!

Cozy Mystery Book Club

If you enjoy murder mysteries like Murder She Wrote or Miss Marple, cozies are a great choice for you! These mysteries tend to feature an amateur sleuth, the murders happen behind the scenes, and so do any steamy scenes. We read either a stand alone title, or the first in a series, so you can explore more on your own. This Book Club has been offered at HPL for over 10 years, and we welcome you to join this fun-loving, mystery-solving, group! We meet the third Wednesday of the month, at 6:30pm, in the Kansas Room. Coffee and tea provided.

Hays Movie Club

Join fellow movie fans and former Hays movie reviewer James Gerstner to discuss some true gems of the film world that you may have overlooked. There’s nothing quite like the unexpected joy of seeing a great film you didn’t know about or thought you wouldn’t like. Patrons are encouraged to watch the film prior to the event and come ready to discuss it. The club is open to all levels of movie-fandom, from those who only go during the holidays to every-weekend-ers. Copies of the DVD will be available in the week before the meeting.