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

Mystery 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

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

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

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

March 19:

American Eclipse

by David Baron

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on Playaway

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

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

 

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:

  • February 12: Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
  • March 12: Achilles by Elizabeth Cook
  • 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

Book Groups at Paoli Library

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet at 10:30 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:

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