Book Talk Podcasts, Book Clubs, and More!

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Book Talk Bakersfield 

Join Kern County Library staff members, Fahra and Jasmin, as well as guests, to talk about what we’ve been reading, watching, and listening to. Get reading recommendations and more! Episodes release weekly on Mondays and can be watched on Facebook, or streamed as a podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and additional podcast directories. Subscribe to receive the episode booklists directly in your email inbox.

Follow Fahra and Jasmin’s progress toward their reading goals!


Book Cafe

Looking for interaction and social connections? Are you maxed out on Netflix? Want to virtually meet new friends and discuss books and ideas with like-minded bibliophiles? The Book Cafe is open and offers five interest groups: Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Cozy Reads, Young Adult, and Children’s. Sign up individually or with friends. Even Great Uncle Albert who lives in Montana can join in the fun. All you need is an internet connection to listen in and discuss!

Upcoming Titles

The Global Book Club

Join OverDrive in their “Big Library Read” that connects readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any waitlists or holds. Joining is easy and FREE. Access the current title through OverDrive. Many Big Library Reads culminate with digital author events. Learn more about the current title.

Upcoming Titles

The Global Book Club

Discover Hoopla’s suggested book club reads and resources. Every quarter, Hoopla releases Spotlight Selections which include a discussion guide and exclusive author interview to help you get the most out of your book club. With Hoopla, there’s no holds and no waiting, so it’s super easy to get started with a group of your friends to start your very own book club! Check out the current Spotlight Selection.

Even More Book Clubs, Talks, and Groups

There are many publisher book clubs and title suggestions, free online book groups, and celebrity book clubs. Here are a list of official groups you may be interested in accessing.

Publisher Book Groups
Celebrity Book Clubs



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