Book Groups

Most Book Groups are Currently Meeting Virtually

Mystery Book ClubOpen MindsBook Bound

 History Book ClubThe Next Big Thing

Science Book Discussion Group


Open Minds Book Group

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Gretchen Chamberlin at gchamberlin@ccls.org with any questions.

See upcoming events through our event calendar.

Open Minds 2022 Selections:

Open Minds Book Group Selections since 2015


Book Bound Book Group

Book Bound welcomes readers with a love of non-traditional titles & spirited conversation. Book Bound meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8 pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Tara Thorne at tthorne@ccls.org with any questions.

See upcoming events through our event calendar.

Book Bound 2022 Selections:

Book Bound Selections since 2022

Read It & Steep Selections since 2012


History, Textbook, Bookmark, Blue, EducationHistory Book Club

The History Book Club is a volunteer run group. 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. This book club traditionally meets every other 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Steve Harlen at sharlen@pa.gov with any questions.  The group meets at 7 pm.


January 24, 2023: SPECIAL TIME: 5pm

  • Topic: Reconstruction Post Civil War:  Success or Failure

Science Book Discussion Group

As of June 16, 2022 this group will meet IN PERSON! Now at 3 pm!

This group now meets from 3 pm – 5 pm on the third Thursday of every month. New members are always welcome. Contact Valerie Green at vgreen@ccls.org with any questions.

See upcoming events through our event calendar.

Science Book Discussion Group 2023 Selections:

Science Book Group Selections since 2000

The Next Big Thing Book Club

Started 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. Contact Beverly Michaels at bmichaels@ccls.org with any questions.

See upcoming events through our event calendar.

The Next Big Thing 2022 Selections:

The Next Big Thing Selections since 2019


Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet at 11 am on the second Monday of each month, currently meeting via zoom. Join us as we discuss mysteries under the following themes:

January 9, 2023: Political Mysteries

    • Suggested titles include:
      • 1979 by Val McDermid
      • Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger
      • The Other Woman by Hank Phillipi Ryan
      • Masked Prey by John Sandford

February 13, 2023: Canadian Authors or settings

    • Suggested authors include: Sheena Kamal, M. R. Hall, Maureen Jennings.
    • But not Louise Penny – let’s mix it up!

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 is currently not meeting. For more information, contact Beverly Michaels at Paoli Library, bmichaels@ccls.org.

Art Book Club Selections since 2015