Book Club

There are three book clubs at the Burlingame Public Library.

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The Booked on Crime book club meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM.

Join us in the Upper Level Meeting Room to discuss your favorite mysteries and thrillers. If you have questions, email Cynthia at

April 27: Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood
Please note our April meeting is the fourth Thursday

A sprightly period debut that shows New York's preeminent female detective and her assistant plying their trade in 1945.

May 18: Deceived by Mary Keliikoa

PI Kelly Pruett finally feels like she's coming into her own. With her personal life well on track, a gig uncovering what drove a client's granddaughter underground could be good for business. But after her undercover operation at the homeless shelter reveals rampant drug dealing, she's suddenly kicked off the case... just as another girl goes missing.

June 15: City of Windows by Jeffrey Pobi

How to find and take out a sniper working from high up in the skyscraper canyons of New York City? That is the challenge presented to Dr. Lucas Page in this well-paced series opener.

We'll meet in the Upper Level Meeting Room.

Burlingame Book Club

The Burlingame Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and is run outside of the library, but the library assists the group in acquiring the book selections. The group chooses a year's worth of selections at the December meeting.

The group meets at 11:30am in the Library Conference Room or via Zoom. For more information please contact Marilyn at:


February 15
This is Happiness
by Niall Williams

March 15
Code Breaker
by Walter Isaacson

April 19
The Lincoln Highway
by Amor Towles

May 17
by Maggie O'Farrell

June 21
The Daughters of Yalta
by Catherine Grace Katz

July 19
Miss Benson's Beetle
by Rachel Joyce

August 16
Citizens of London
by Lynne Olson

September 20
Harlem Shuffle
by Colson Whitehead

October 18
Memoirs of Stockholm Sven
by Nathaniel Ian Miller

Great Conversations Book Club
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The Great Conversations Book Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and is a community book club that meets in the Library, but is not staffed by the Burlingame Public Library. The Library assists the group in acquiring reading materials and booking a meeting space. The group's reading selections are based off of materials from the Great Books Foundation.

For more information or to join the group, please contact Joan at 650-347-6754.