Book Groups

Out in our Community

Adults Read YA

At Tredyffrin Public Library

Open 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 out in our Community

New for 2020! Adults Read YA Book Club

Meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7 pm at locations in your community! New members are always welcome. Any questions, contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 220

Adults Read YA 2020 Selections:

May 27 via zoom:

Beauty Queens

by Libba Bray

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 Digital Audiobook

Book Groups at Tredyffrin Public Library

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 2020 Selections:

January 21:

The Mars Room

by Rachel Kushner

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

February 18:

Lost Children Archive

by Valeria Luiselli

 Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

Canceled –  March 17:

The Overstory

by Richard Powers

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook

April 21:

The Last Days of Night

by Graham Moore

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

May 19:

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

by Olga Tokarczuk

 Physical Book
 eBook

June 16:

The Tenth Muse

by Catherine Chung

 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 Shaw at kshaw@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 217

Read It & Steep 2020 Selections:

January 21:

The Namesake

by Jhumpa Lahiri

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

February 18:

Moonwalking with Einstein

by Joshua Foer

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

March 17: 

ALL PROGRAMS ARE CANCELED.

April 21:

The Starless Sea

by Erin Morgenstern

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

May 19:

Furiously Happy

by Jenny Lawson

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

June 16:

In the Woods

by Tana French

 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 2020 Selections:

January 16:

Bottle of Lies

by Katherine Eban

 Physical Book
 eBook

February 20:

How To

by Randall Munroe

 Physical Book

March 19:

ALL PROGRAMS ARE CANCELED.

April 16:

Storm in a Teacup

by Helen Czerski

 Physical Book

 

May 21:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot

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

June 18:

The Mosquito

by Timothy Winegard

 Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

July 16:

Europe: A Natural History

by Tim Flannery

 Physical Book

 

Complete List of Science Book Group Selections 2000 – 2019

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 2020 Topics

  • Tuesday, January 28
    • Topic: Impeachment under the Constitution: A History
  • Canceled – Tuesday, March 24
  • Tuesday, May 26
    • Topic: Alternative History: UFOs & Alien Visitations-Fact or Fiction

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

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 Revisited’ 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 2020 Selections:

January 16:

Asymmetry

by Lisa Halliday

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook

February 20:

Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

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

March 19: ALL PROGRAMS ARE CANCELED. April 16:

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

by Ocean Vuong

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

May 21:

Where the Forest Meets the Stars

by Glendy Vanderah

 Physical Book

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 2020 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 8:

So Much Longing in so Little Space

by Karl Ove Knausgaard

March 11:

The Shadow Catcher

by Marianne Wiggins

May 21:

The Book of Tea

by Okakura Kakuzo

No meetings in June, July or August
September 9:

In Search of Lost Time: The Guermantes Way, Part 1

by Marcel Proust

November 11:

In Search of Lost Time: The Guermantes Way, Part 2

by Marcel Proust

December 9:

Sofonisba: Portraits of the Soul

by Chiara Montani

Art Book Club Selections since 2015