Book Groups

At Tredyffrin Public Library

Panels of PagesOpen Minds • Read It & Steep

Science Book Discussion Group • History Book ClubGreat Books Discussion Group

At Paoli Library

The Next Big Thing Book ClubMystery Book Club • Art Book Club

Book Groups at Tredyffrin Public Library

New for 2019! Pages of Panels Graphic Novel Book Group

Meets on the first Monday of every month at 7 pm. New members are always welcome. Any questions, contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 220

Pages of Panels 2019 Selections:

  • January 7:
    • Bring in your favorite graphic novel reads of 2018, celebrate the founding of the club & help pick our reads for 2019!

February 4:

March: Book One

by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin

illustrated by Nate Powell

 Graphic Novel
 eBook

March 4:

Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale

by Art Spiegalman

 Graphic Novel

April 1:

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

by Alison Bechdel

 Graphic Novel

May 6:

Woman World

by Aminder Dhaliwal

 Graphic Novel

Special Date! June 17:

Runaways

by Brian K. Vaughan

 Graphic Novel

July 1:

Ms. Marvel Vol 1: No Normal

by G. Willow Wilson

 Graphic Novel

August 5:

Nimona

by Noelle Stevenson

 Graphic Novel
 eBook

Special Date! September 9:

Speak: The Graphic Novel

by Laurie Halse Anderson & Emily Carroll

 Graphic Novel
 eBook

October 7:

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

by Mariko Tamaki

 Graphic Novel

November 4:

Sheets

by Brenna Thummler

 Graphic Novel

December 2:

Spider-Gwen Vol 0: Most Wanted

by Jason Latour

 Graphic Novel

Open Minds Book Group

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 pm. New members are always welcome. Any questions, contact Gretchen Chamberlin at gchamberlin@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 203

Open Minds 2019 Selections:

January 15:

Still Life

by Louise Penny

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook
 DVD Adaptation

February 19:

Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

March 19:

An American Marriage

by Tayari Jones

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

April 16:

The Great Believers

by Rebecca Makkai

 Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

May 21:

Washington Black

by Esi Edugyan

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

June 18:

The Power

by Naomi Alderman

 Physical Book
 eBook
eBook (in Spanish)
 Digital Audiobook

July 16:

Asymmetry

by Lisa Halliday

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook

August 20:

Say Nothing

by Patrick Radden Keefe

 Physical Book
Large Type Physical Book

September 17:

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

by Lucia Berlin

 Physical Book
 eBook

October 15:

The Island of Sea Women

by Lisa See

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

November 19:

Home Fire

by Kamila Shamsie

 Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

December 17:

Searching for Sylvie Lee

by Jean Kwok

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

Open Minds Book Group Selections since 2015

Read It & Steep Book Group

Read It & Steep welcomes readers with a love of non-traditional titles, scrumptious treats & spirited conversation. Read It & Steep meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm. New members are always welcome. Any questions, contact Kate Boyle at cboyle@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 217

Read It & Steep 2019 Selections:

January 15:

Maisie Dobbs

by Jacqueline Winspear

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

February 19:

Eternal Life

by Dara Horn

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 eBook

Special Date March 26:

American Eclipse

by David Baron

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on Playaway

April 16:

Different Seasons

by Stephen King

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

May 21:

Circe

by Madeline Miller

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 Audiobook on Playaway
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

June 18:

The Geography of Bliss

by Eric Weiner

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

July 16:

Persuasion

by Jane Austen

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

Special Date: August 27:

The Invisible Library

by Genevieve Cogman

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook

September 17:

Musicophilia

by Oliver Sacks

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD

October 15:

Mistress of the Art of Death

by Ariana Franklin

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 Digital Audiobook

November 19:

Good Omens

by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 Audiobook on Playaway
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

December 17:

Holidays on Ice

by David Sedaris

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

 

Read It & Steep Selections since 2012

Science Books Discussion Group

Meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm. New members are always welcome. Any questions, contact Valerie Green at vgreen@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 213

Science Book Group 2019 Selections:

January 17:

The Weather Detective

by Peter Wohlleben

 Physical Book

 

February 21:

The Rise & Fall of the Dinosaurs

by Steve Brusatte

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

March 21:

When Einstein Walked with Godel

by Jim Holt

 Physical Book

April 18:

Caesar’s Last Breath

by Sam Kean

 Physical Book

May 16:

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

by Stephen Hawking

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

June 20:

The Tangled Tree

by David Quammen

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

CANCELED: July 18:

Once a Wolf

by Bryan Sykes

 Physical Book

August 15:

Accessory to War

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook

September 19:

Never Home Alone

by Rob Dunn

 Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

October 17:

Liquid Rules

by Mark Miodownik

 Physical Book

November 21:

Infinite Powers

by Steve Strogatz

 Physical Book
 eBook

December 19:

Mama’s Last Hug

by Fans de Waal

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook

Complete List of Science Book Group Selections 2000 – 2018

History Book Group

History buffs are invited to join this bimonthly book group at Tredyffrin Public Library. Members select the topic for each meeting and are free to read titles of their choosing and to participate in discussion of the topic at the next meeting. The group meets at 7 pm.


History Book Group 2019 Topics

  • Tuesday, January 22
    • Topic: Climate Change in History: From the Ice Age to Global Warming
  • Tuesday, March 26
    • Topic: Disease in History; Epidemics, Pandemics and Plague
  • Special Date: Tuesday, May 21
    • Topic: US Supreme Court in History: Judges, Cases & Its Importance
  • Tuesday, July 23
    • Topic: Gilded Age America: From Grant to Teddy Roosevelt
  • Tuesday, September 24
    • Topic: America in the 1950s

 

Great Books Discussion Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm. New members are always welcome. Any questions, contact John Dalton at jd5258875@aol.com or 484.444.2435

2019 Selections:

  • March 12: Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
  • April 9: Selections from Edith Pearlman’s Honeydew, pages 87-127
    • Puck
    • Assisted Living
    • What the Ax Forgets the Tree Remembers
  • May 14: Chess Story by Stefan Zweig
  • June 11: Selections from Edith Pearlman’s Honeydew, pages 128-173
    • The Golden Swan
    • Cul-de-sac
    • Deliverance
  • No meeting in July or August
  • September 10: The Professor’s House by Willa Cather
  • October 8: 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories Ed. by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor; pages 4 – 58
    • ‘The Gay Old Dog’ by Edna Ferber
    • ‘Brothers’ by Sherwood Anderson
    • ‘My Old Man’ by Ernest Hemingway
    • ‘Haircut’ by Ring Lardner
  • November 12: Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

2020 Selections:

  • January 14: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  • February 11: 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories Ed. by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor; pages 62 – 141
    • ‘Babylon Revistied’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • ‘The Cracked Looking-Glass’ by Katherine Anne Porter
    • ‘That Will Be Fine’ by William Faulkner
    • ‘Those are as Brothers’ by Nancy Hale
  • March 10: 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories Ed. by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor; pages 142 – 210
    • ‘The Whole World Knows’ by Eudora Welty
    • ‘The Enormous Radio’ by John Cheever
    • ‘I Stand Here Ironing’ by Tillie Olsen
    • ‘Sonny’s Blues’ by James Baldwin
  • April 14: The Fall by Albert Camus
  • May 12: 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories Ed. by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor; pages 211 – 286
    • ‘The Conversion of the Jews’ by Philip Roth
    • ‘Everything that Rises Must Converge’ by Flannery O’Connor
    • ‘Pigeon Feathers’ by John Updike
    • ‘Will You Please be Quiet, Please?’ by Raymond Carver
  • June 9: 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories Ed. by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor; pages 287 – 351
    • ‘By the River’ by Joyce Carol Oates
    • ‘The School’ by Donald Barthelme
    • ‘The Conventional Wisdom’ by Stanley Elkin
    • ‘Friends’ by Grace Paley

Book Groups at Paoli Library

New for 2019! The Next Big Thing Book Club

Starting in August 2019: Have you been stuck in a rut reading all the same authors? Let us introduce you to new voices!  The Next Big Thing book club is an adult book club that reads debut titles by fresh, new authors.

Meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6 pm. Any questions, contact Taylor Baugher at tbaugher@ccls.org or 610.296.7996

The Next Big Thing 2019 Selections:

August 15:

My Sister, The Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

September 19:

There There

by Tommy Orange

 Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

October 17:

Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

November 21:

'The Immortalists' by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists

by Chloe Benjamin

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

December 19:

The Incendiaries

by R.O. Kwon

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet at 11 am at Paoli Library on the second Monday of each month. Join us as we discuss mysteries under the following themes:

Mystery Book Club 2019 Themes:

Mystery Book Club 2020 Themes:

  • January 13: Scandinavian Noir
    • Starred Suggestion:

For more information or to sign up, contact Beverly Michaels at 610.296.7996 or bmichaels@ccls.org.

Art Book Club

The Art Book Club will meet on the following Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Paoli Library. For more information or to sign up, contact Victoria Skelly at victoriacskelly@gmail.com or call Paoli Library at 610.296.7996.

Art Book Club 2019 Dates and Selections:

January 9:

Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

by Nell Painter

 Physical Book
Audiobook on CD
eBook
Digital Audiobook

March 13:

The Blazing World

by Siri Hustvedt

 Physical Book

May 8:

The Glamour of Strangeness

by Jamie James

 Physical Book

No meetings in June, July or August
September 11:

‘Swann in Love’ a novella in Swann’s Way

by Marcel Proust

 Physical Book
DVD

November 13:

Proust was a Neuroscientist

by Jonah Lehrer

 Physical Book

December 11:

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

by James Joyce

 Physical Book

Art Book Club Selections since 2015