Delray Beach Public Library


Mon - Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thu - Sat: 9AM - 5PM
Sun: 1PM - 5PM (OCT-MAY)

* City Mandate: Anyone entering the public library must wear a mask.
* The Library is open Monday-Wednesday 9am-8pm, Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm (Oct-May).
* The Library will be closed Monday, February 21, for President's Day.
* Get your virtual library card here to access our great digital resources.
* Many of the library's programs have moved to a virtual format. Please visit the Classes & Programs page for current updates.

Bookish Events

Bookish Events

Monday Afternoon Book Group

Stay connected and engaged with other avid readers at our Monday Afternoon Book Group.  We read and discuss a variety of current and popular fiction. Participants are asked to supply their own reading copies. We meet at 1 pm on the 4th Monday of the month in the Delray Beach Public Library meeting rooms. 

November 22, 2021: Girl, Woman, Other (Winner of Man Booker Prize) by Bernardine Evaristo

December, 2021: NO MEETING

January 24: Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri 

February 28: Hell of a Book by Jason Mott (Nominee for National Book Award 2021)

March 28: The Promise by Damon Galgut (Shortlist for Mann Booker prize 2021)

April 25: Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir by Rebecca Carroll

May 23: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu (2020 National Book Award)

June 27: Afterlife by Julia Alvarez


August 22: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Zora Neale Hurston

September 26: Bewilderment by Richard Power (Nominee for National book award 2021 | short list for Mann booker prize 2021)

October 24: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

November 28: Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

December: NO MEETING

Free; Registration required.

Great Books Discussion Group

Texts in use: The text for the stories with page numbers is 100 Great Short Stories. Stories without page numbers can be found open source on the Internet.

December 3, 2021

The Dead, James Joyce

The Only Son of Aoife, Lady Gregory, P. 459

December 10, 2021

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver

Nobody’s Story, Charles Dickins, P. 111

December 17, 2021

Death in Venice, Thomas Mann, Project Gutenberg

The Fidler, Herman Melville, P. 117

December 24, 2021

A Diamond as Big as the Ritz, F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Wagner Matinee, Willa Cather, P. 492

With Other Eyes, Pirandello P. 451

December 31, 2021


The District Doctor, Turgenev, P. 102

 January 7, 2022

Lieutenant Gustl, Arthur Schnitzler

The Luck of Roaring Camp, Bret Harte, P. 162

January 14, 2022

A Perfect Day For Banana Fish, J.D. Salinger

Forest High School Download

How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped, Katherine Mansfield, P.562

His Pa Gets Mad!, George W. Peck, P. 231

January 21, 2022

The Conversion of the Jews, Philip Roth-

The Open Boat, Stephen Crane, Project Gutenberg

January 28, 2022

The Magic Barrel, Bernard Malamud, PDF Jerry W. Brown

If I Were a Man, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, P. 580

Eveline, James Joyce, P. 593

Free; Registration required.

Great Books Discussion Group

Tuesday Book Group

Meets at 6 pm the 2nd Tuesday of the Month in the Small Meeting Room on the first floor of the Library. Registration is required for social distancing. Participants are asked to supply their own reading copy of the book.

December 14: Maud’s Line by Margaret Verble

January 11: The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline 

February 8: The Overstory by Richard Powers

March 8: China Room by Sunjeev Sahota

April 12: Klara And The Sun by Kazuhiro Ishiguru

May 10: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

June 14: Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

July 12: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

August 9: A Woman Is No Man by Etan Rum

September 13: The Fugitives by Jamal Mahjoub

October 11: The Promise by Damon Galgut

November 15: How The One-armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones *Note: Third Tuesday

December 13: The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa

Free; Registration required.