Book Groups

Most Book Groups are Currently Meeting Virtually

Brave New Worlds

Mystery Book ClubOpen MindsBook Bound

 History Book ClubThe Next Big Thing

Science Book Discussion Group

NEW! Brave New Worlds

Meets on the third Monday of every month at 6 pm via zoom. Contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org with questions.

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Brave New Worlds 2022 Selections:

Brave New Worlds Book Club Selections from 2021


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.

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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.

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Book Bound 2022 Selections:

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.

February 22

  • Topic: Woman Leaders from the 20th Century to the Present

April 26: SPECIAL TIME: 5pm 

  • Topic: Russia’s role throughout History
    • Please note: This meeting takes place in the reading area of Tredyffrin Public Library (outside of the conference room) at 5 pm.

Science Book Discussion Group

**The Science Book Discussion Group has been cancelled for May** 

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

Join us in the King Meeting Room, where we can socially distance. 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 2022 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.

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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:

Mystery Book Club 2022 Topics:

  • January 10: Forensic Anthropologists
    • Suggested authors include:
      • Aaron Elkin
      • Ellie Griffiths
      • Kathy Reich
  • February 14: Mysteries Solved by Couples
    • Suggested couples include:
      • Tommy & Tuppence Beresford (author Agatha Christie)
  • March 14: Revenge as a Motive for Murder
    • Suggested titles include:
      • Clawback by Judith Jance
      • Revenge in a Cold River by Anne Perry
      • Invitation to Die by Barbara Cleverly
  • April 11: Titles including Feminine Characters (Wife, Widow, Girl, Woman)
    • Suggested titles include:
      • The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
      • The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
      • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      • The Other Widow by Susan H. Crawford
  • May 9: Haunted House Mysteries
    • Suggested titles include:
      • The Sentence by Louise Erdich
      • Endless Night by Agatha Christie
      • The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
      • Slade House by David Mitchell
  • June 13: Musical Mysteries
    • Suggested titles include:
      • The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
      • Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
      • Run Rose Run by James Patterson and Dolly Parton
  • July: No Meeting
  • August 8: Member Favorites
    • Just prepare to talk about one or two of your favorite mysteries!

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