Classes & Book Clubs


Join at your nearest branch, or join them all!

For book clubs with no specific dates listed, be sure to check the calendar for changes during holidays or summer reading.

For more information, contact the specific branch.

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Online Book Club - Open to All




Join Our New Online Book Club!

Fresh*Reads - the library’s new online book club where we discuss what’s fresh on our shelves each month.
Step 1. READ the book. Step 2. POST a comment. Step 3. REPEAT each month!

Each month’s book will be taken from Fresh*Print, the library’s bimonthly publication of new titles.
Find current and archived copies here!


Meet the Librarians


Lindsay - Central Library

Jenn - West Branch


What We're Reading

August


How does this book club work?

  • Fresh*Reads is our online book club available here on Goodreads.
  • We will select a new title for each month and you can read and post about the book at your leisure.

How do I use Goodreads?

  • To sign up, just visit the Goodreads new user page and enter your name, email, and a password.
  • To join our group, visit Fresh*Reads and click "Join Group". (found under the MCMLS logo on the left)

How do I participate?

  • To join the discussion, visit the Fresh*Reads page and scroll down to "Discussion Board". You can post to a current discussion thread or start one of your own.
    • To post to a current thread, click on the discussion title.
    • To start one of your own, click on the group of discussion topics you would like to post to (such as "Welcome" or "Go Set a Watchman" - see graphic below). Next, click "New Topic" (in the top right, above "last activity"). Put your main discussion question or statement in the topic bar and add any further details and your own answer to your question in the comment box.


How do I personalize Goodreads?

  • To edit your profile (add a photo, display name, interests, and "about me" info.), select "edit profile" from the drop-down arrow found in the top right hand corner of the Goodreads page while signed in to your account.
  • To add a title to one of your bookshelves (to keep track of what you have read, are reading, and want to read), first search for the title. On the right hand side of the title, you will see a green "Want to Read" button. Use the drop-down arrow to add the title to your "read", "currently reading", or "want to read" bookshelf, or create a personalized bookshelf.
  • To rate a book you have read, first search for the title. Under the green "Want to Read" button, you can give the book a rating of 1-5 by clicking the appropriate star. Another way to rate a book is by finishing a book on your currently reading shelf. Once you are finished, it will prompt you to rate the book.

For more information, visit the Goodreads help page or post to our "Help!" thread, which can be found in the group of discussions titled "Welcome".

Conroe - Central Library


Historical Fiction Book Club

Join us for tea, snacks, and discussion! We will be reading a different work of Historical Fiction each month. Registration is required.

Location: Small Meeting Room
Meeting: 6pm-8pm on the Thursday designated below.

To register each month, please call 936-442-7712 ext. 6252 or email us.

Montgomery - Charles B. Stewart - West Branch


Computer Classes are offered throughout the month - free of charge. Check Class Calendar for dates and more information.

Need help with a specific project? There is also an Open Lab every Friday for individual assistance.

Kids' Computer Classes are available for ages 7-12 and encompass all areas of computer usage and understanding.

Check class calendar for dates.

3rd Thursday Reader’s Group meets every third Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30

Nonfiction Reading Group meets the first Thursday of each month from 3pm - 4pm

New Caney - R. B. Tullis Branch


Computer classes are offered throughout the month - free of charge. Check Class Calendar for dates and more information.

Adult Book Club

We meet monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor Conference Room. New participants are always encouraged to join us!

Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Brownell, 281-577-8968.

PBS Masterpiece Book/Movie Club

Explore the Classics, Mysteries, and Contemporary adaptations from the PBS Masterpiece library. Read the book, watch the movie, and discuss. We will meet from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the upstairs Conference Room. New participants are always encouraged to join us!

  • September 28 Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
  • October 26 Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola
  • *There will be no more meetings in 2016. Happy Holidays!*

Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Nichols, 281-577-8968 ext. 6114.

The Woodlands - Mitchell Branch


Computer classes

Offered throughout the month - free of charge. Check Class Calendar for dates and more information.

Fiction Book Club

If you like to talk about good books and meet other book lovers, please join us! We will have light refreshments and a book discussion.

The South Montgomery County Friends of the Library has graciously donated copies of the books being read. Names will be drawn and books will be distributed at Book Club.

Questions? Call 936-442-7728 or email Emily Osburn.

Time: 2:00pm (exceptions will be listed below) on the first Thursday of the month.
Location: Community Room on first floor

Nonfiction Book Club

If you enjoy interesting discussions, delicious refreshments, and the congeniality of like-minded readers, please join us. 

The South Montgomery County Friends of the Library has graciously donated copies of the books being read.

There will be monthly drawings for a copy of the next month's book choice. Ages 18 and up.

Questions? Contact Jackie Greene, Reference Librarian, at 936-442-7728 ext. 6314 or jgreene@countylibrary.org

Time: 1:00pm on the third Thursday of the month (exceptions will be indicated below)
Location: Community Room on first floor

Evening Book Club

Loved it, hated it, we want to hear about it! Join us for an evening discussion on the current month's selection.

Each month, we raffle off select copies of the next month’s selection to a few lucky readers, courtesy of The South Montgomery County Friends of the Library. Ages 18 and up.

Questions? Visit us, call us at 936-442-7728, or email us.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Community Room on first floor, Room 102 (any exceptions will be listed below)

  • September 21 Maintenance of Headway by Magnus Mills
  • October 19 The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt *The meeting will be held in 2nd Floor Conference Room 222 due to Early Voting*
  • November 16 Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe
  • *No meeting in December. Happy Holidays!*

Crafternoons

If you’ve got hundreds of “pins” on Pinterest, but just can’t get started, or you would like to meet other Pinterest and craft fans, Crafternoons is for you!  Each month will feature free crafts that adults can create and take home, while supplies last.  No advanced skills are needed - just show up ready to have fun, meet other community members, and create something amazing! 
 
All ages welcome.  Free supplies and instructions provided, no registration needed.  Don’t forget to check the Events Calendar for the featured crafts each month! 
 
**Note** Please be aware that all crafts are intended for adults, but all ages are welcome.  Young crafters are welcome to attend and “assist” their parent or guardian.

Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
Time: 1:30-2:30PM
Location: Community Room 102

Questions?  Visit us, call us at 936-442-7728, or email us.


The Woodlands - South Regional


Computer Classes

Offered throughout the month - free of charge. Check Class Calendar for dates and more information.

Adult Book Clubs

Novel Ideas Book Club

Please join us in the Small Meeting Room every even-numbered month on the second Thursday for lively book discussion and refreshments. The book club will be held at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM. Please choose which session you would like to attend when you register. Registration starts at 10:00 AM the day after book club takes place.

**Seating is limited. Please register in advance for the upcoming book discussion.**

10 free copies of the upcoming book club selection will be raffled off during the two book club sessions. Registered participants that attend, are eligible for a chance to win one of these free copies.

If you have any questions or you would like to register, call 936-442-7727, ext. 6371.

Gumshoe Mystery Book Club

Please join us in the Small Meeting Room every odd-numbered month on the first Tuesday for lively mystery book discussion and refreshments. The book club will be held at 11:00 AM. Seating is limited and registration is required. If you have any questions or you would like to register, please call 936-442-7724, ext. 6371.

5 free copies of the upcoming book club selection will be raffled off during the book club meeting. Registered participants that attend, are eligible for a chance to win one of these free copies. There will also be a chance to register and receive a free copy starting at 10:00 AM the day after book club takes place.

Walking Book Club

The library's Walking Book Club is a new way to share your thoughts about the selected book, and it is held every odd-numbered month on the third Tuesday in the evening, from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. We will meet at the meeting room in the lobby and walk down to the Waterway. Afterward, we will return to the library for refreshments and to wrap up our discussion.

Everyone walks at a different pace, so expect to break up into smaller groups during the walk. Each person will be given a few questions - by meeting new people, you will open up new discussion questions! Those earliest to register can win a paperback copy, so register today! Register through our online calendar.

Teen and Tween Book Clubs

It's Not Your Mother's Book Club

A monthly teen book club held September thru May for teens 13-17. It is devoted to good books, food, and fun. The first 12 teens who sign up for the book club each month will receive a copy of that month’s book selection. Meetings usually take place the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm. However, the date and time may vary especially during holiday seasons. Please check the online calendar for confirmation of the date and time of the meeting.

Teen Anime and Manga

Teens will discuss their favorite manga and get to see a selection of teen anime. Meetings usually take place the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm. However, the date and time may vary especially during holiday seasons. Please check the online calendar for confirmation of the date and time of the meeting.

Tween Book Club

At each meeting Tweens aged 9 through 12 will get to discuss that month’s book with each other, the Children’s Librarian, and the YA Librarian. Refreshments will be served. The first 15 tweens to sign up get a free copy of that month’s book. Sign up at the Children’s Desk.


Willis - Meador Branch


Computer classes are offered throughout the month - free of charge. Check Class Calendar for dates and more information. Space is limited; registration required. For more information call the branch at 936-442-7740.

Gardening Lectures are held the 2nd Tuesday of the Month with Lucy Harrell.

MBBC (Meador Branch Book Club) meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 2:00pm. See the calendar for more information and for the current month's book club selection. Everyone welcome. No membership or registration required. For more information call the branch at 936-442-7740.