Cirque D’Book, led by librarian Charlotte Thompson, discusses Paulette Jiles’ “News of the World” at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Selby Public Library conference room, 1331 First St., Sarasota. 941-365-5228.

Poetry Book Club, led by Georgia Court, discusses “The Performance of Becoming Human” by Daniel Borzutzky. 7 p.m. Monday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Purchase of the book at Bookstore1 is required for participation. 941-365-7900; sarasotabooks.com

Teen Readers Cafe meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss books that participants are reading or recently completed. Open to students in grades 6 through 12. North Port Library Youth Activity Room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Marcus Gilfert, 941-861-5000 

Mysteries to Die for Book Club, led by Elsie Souza, discusses Pierre LaMaitres and his book “Three Days and a Life,” translated from the French by Frank Wynne at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bookstore1Sarasota. Purchase of the book at Bookstore1 is required for participation. 941-365-7900; sarasotabooks.com

Elsie Quirk Library Short Story Discussion Group meets at 10:15 a.m. Thursday (and the second Thursday of each month) with selections from “The Best American Short Stories of the Century.” December’s discussion is on “The Christmas Gift” by R.P. Warren, and “Blood-Burning Moon” by Jean Toomer. Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. More information: George Mahoney, 941-474-7685