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The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.
Book Clubs

Book Club Groups:

Chico Library Book Club meets every 4th Thursday of the month.  Meeting registration can be found on this flyer, or call 530.552.5652 for more information.

Chico Spanish Book Club meets one Wednesday a month at 5:30pm.  Contact the Chico Branch for dates. 

Durham Book Club meets on the third Monday of the month at 11:00am. For additional information, call 530.552.5652.

Oroville Thinking Readers has two meeting times each month: the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:00am and the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. The morning and evening clubs read different selections and they select from both fiction and non-fiction. Book selections are posted each month inside the Oroville Branch at the hold shelf.  For more information, call Christel at the Oroville Branch: 530.552.5652.

Paradise Library Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 3:00pm (group does not meet in December). Sponsored since 1998 by the Paradise Friends of the Library. For additional information, call 530.552.5652.


KXIE Indie Lens Pop-Up Series

Here are the selected films and dates for the 2020-2021 season.

October 22

Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip / By Jonathan Scott

Property Brothers’ Jonathan Scott journeys across the U.S. to explore energy production and discover how clean, renewable energy could be available to all.

January 21

9to5: The Story of a Movement / By Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar

Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring movement for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s.

February 18

Mr. SOUL! / By Melissa Haizlip 

Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Ellis Haizlip—Mr. SOUL!. From 1968 to 1973, Haizlip produced and hosted the public television variety show SOUL!, offering an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics. Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate today.  

March 18

Coded Bias / By Shalini Kantayya

When MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms that shapes the technology in our lives.

April 15  

Philly DA details to follow

May 20

The Donut King / By Alice Gu

The Donut King tells the story of a Cambodian refugee who escaped genocide and overcame poverty to build a life for himself—and hundreds of other immigrant families—by baking America’s favorite pastry and building an unlikely multi-million dollar empire of donut shops.


Library Resources for Book Clubs

The Butte County Library would like to help support local book clubs with their reading material.

  • Book Club in a Box: The library has boxed sets of books with discussion questions available for community book clubs to borrow. Multiple copies of titles read by the library book clubs are available. Multiple copies of titles located in branch collections may be requested for a club. For more information or to request a boxed set, email butteco.bclb@gmail.com .
  • The community's Book in Common for 2020-2021 is “ How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Learn more about the Book in Common and upcoming events at CSU, Chico's website.
  • Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust and More Book Lust are available to assist clubs with their reading selections.

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