Science Fiction & Fantasy Discussion Group

Interested in joining? Contact Ruth by email or call (269) 585-8719

This pop-culture group covers books, movies, music and trends, meeting each month to discuss different topics and themes with ties to science fiction and fantasy.

We meet at the library at 7 PM on the first Monday of every month September through May. See below for current topics, and check out our events calendar for upcoming themes!

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2018 – 2019

September 11th

Who is the Best Star Trek Captain?

We love ALL of the Star Trek captains: Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway and Archer, because they have what it takes to command. But with so many different captains, there are so many different opinions as to who the best one really was. Come share your opinion and some special Star Trek treats.

October 9th

Vampires, Werewolves, and Ghosts…Oh My!

They are the fearful images that have stalked humanity’s nightmares for centuries, supernatural creatures that feast on flesh and haunt the soul, macabre and uncanny beings that frighten and fascinate the imagination. Join us as we explore the lore and a few stories about these fascinating creatures.

November 13th

The Creatures From the World of Harry Potter

From house-elves to thestrals, take a look back at the creatures introduced in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies and books.

December 11th

3rd Annual Trivia Contest

We will be answering questions about all the topics related to Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comics, and Manga. Great prizes will be given to all participants.

January 8th


Dark Knight. Caped Crusader. World’s Greatest Detective. Bats. Whatever you know him as, wherever you know him from [the blockbuster movies, TV shows, video games, cartoons, or millions of comics] Batman is proof you don’t need superpowers to be a superhero.

February 12th

Alien Weddings

It’s February and love is in the air and the cosmos. Do the Klingons do it right by attacking the bride and groom with ma’Stakas after their vows to unite against all enemies? Or would you prefer a Betazoid wedding where all participants are naked? Come join our talk about these traditions and more.

March 12th

Asian Mythology

A guest speaker will be here to discuss myths associated with Asian culture.

April 9th


What makes a reboot successful? We will be discussing the charm of reboots, which ones we’ve liked, which ones we haven’t. Why are there so many of them? What we would like to see next.

May 14th

5th Annual Summer Movie Preview

Watch previews of upcoming movies and discuss which look good and which will be stinkers. Everyone who attends will receive a Summer Movie Guide that lists all the summer movies, not just SF/Fantasy.

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