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The Village of Palm Springs
226 Cypress Lane
Palm Springs, FL 33461
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Book Discussion Groups
General Information
We offer variety with four different book discussion groups. The second Tuesday of every month the Staff Picks group has met for years. For your enrichment and enjoyment there are also a few new groups: Coffee & Classics, Teaching Through Stories: An Inspirational Book Group, and a Spanish language book discussion: Tertulias Literarias

Explore a different book with us in a relaxed setting every month.  Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library.

Most books are available in print, audio,and ebook formats.

Previous books are listed at the bottom of this page.






2nd Tuesday Book Group
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Commonwealth  by Ann Patchett

Tuesday, May 9th at 6:00 pm


One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them




Teaching Through Stories: An Inspirational Book Group
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The Book of Joy  by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Thursday, April 27th at 6:00 pm


Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?




Coffee & Classics
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Thursday, May 11th at 3:00 pm

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.





Tertulias Literarias - El Alma Hispana
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La Heredera de Antonio Villa

Comenzando el lunes 10 de abril del 2017 a las 6:00 pm

Una joven y bella secretaria se casa con un millonario americano, quien desaparece misteriosamente durante la luna de miel en un crucero. La joven esposa está lista para heredar de su esposo una sustancial fortuna pero hay muchos que sospechan de ella. La Heredera es una historia de suspenso, pasión y avaricia que se lleva a cabo en los círculos altos sociales de Palm Beach en MIami.


Previous Books
2nd Tuesday Group
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
A Gentleman inb Moscow by Amor Towles
Nutshell
by Ian McKewan
The Shepard, the angel and Walter the Christmas miracle dog by Dave Barry
The Bishop's Wife
by Mette Harrison
The language of flowers  / Vanessa Diffenbaugh (One Book Palm Beach County)
The goldfinchby Donna Tartt 
Out stealing horses  by Per Petterson
The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Rosie effect by Graeme Simsion
A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
Tell the wolves I’m home by Carol Rifka Blunt
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Just call me Superhero by Alina Bronsky
The bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
From here to eternity by James Jones
Circling the sun by Paula McLain
The little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
A midnight carol by Patricia K. Davis
Fates and Furiesby Lauren Groff
The shoemaker’s wife by Adriana Trigiani
A light in the ruinsby Chris Bohjalian
The Martianby Andy Weir
The Readers of Broken Wheel recommendby Katrina Bivald
Major Pettigrew’s last stand byHelen Simonson
The sympathizerby Viet Than Nguyen 
Auntie Mameby Patrick Dennis
Station Elevenby Emily St. John Mandel
Various titles in James Patterson’s Bookshots series 

Teaching Through Stories: Inspirational
The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays With Morrie
by Mitch Albom
Dinner With A Perfect Stranger
by David Gregory

Grok: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Dune by Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
The Book of Ralph by Christopher Steinsvold
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Coffee and Classics
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter 
by Carson McCullers
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
Gilgamesh by Author Unknown

Tertulias Literarias
La Rejadora de Sombras by Jorge Volpi
El Tiempo entre Costuras por Maria Dueñas
En el Tiempo de las Mariposas
por Julia Alvarez
El amor en los tiempos del colera por Gabriel Marquez
Como aqua con chocolate by Laura Esquivel