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The Next Big Thing ♦ Science Book Discussion GroupSeries Book Club

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.

Open Minds 2021 Selections:

Please check back to see whether these meetings will be held via Zoom or in person.

January 19 via Zoom:

The Resisters

By Gish Jen

 Physical Book
 Digital eBook
Digital Audiobook

February 16:

A Long Petal of the Sea

by Isabel Allende

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

March 16:

The Water Dancer

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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

April 20:

Transcendent Kingdom

by Yaa Gyasi

Physical Book
Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD

May 18:

Homeland Elegies

by Ayad Akhtar

Physical Book
Audiobook on CD
 eBook
Digital Audiobook

June 15:

How Much of These Hills is Gold

by C. Pam Zhang

 Physical Book
 Physical Large Type Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

July 20:

New Title TBD

 

August 17:

Shuggie Bain

by Douglas Stuart

 Physical Book
 Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

September 21:

Migrations

by Charlotte McConaghy

 Physical Book
 Physical Large Type 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. Contact Kate Shaw at kshaw@ccls.org with any questions.

Read It & Steep 2021 Selections:

Please check back to see whether these meetings will be held via Zoom or in person.

January 19 via Zoom:

Because Internet

by Gretchen McCulloch

Physical Book
 eBook
Digital Audiobook

February 16 via Zoom:

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

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

March 16 via Zoom:

The Penelopiad

by Margaret Atwood

Physical Book
Audiobook on CD
 eBook

April 20 via Zoom:

The Imperfectionists

by Tom Rachman

Physical Book
Large Type Physical Book
eBook

May 18 via Zoom:

The Deep

by Rivers Solomon

Physical Book
Audiobook on CD
 eBook

Special Date: June 14 via Zoom:

Wicked Plants

by Amy Stewart

Physical Book

July 20 via Zoom:

There There

by Tommy Orange

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

August 17 via Zoom:

Mexican Gothic

by Silvia Moren0-Garcia

Physical Book
Large Type Physical Book
 eBook
Digital Audiobook

Read It & Steep Selections since 2012

Science Books Discussion Group

Meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Valerie Green at vgreen@ccls.org with any questions.

Science Book Discussion Group Selections for 2021:

Please check back to see whether these meetings will be held via Zoom or in person.

January 21 via zoom:

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)

by Katie Mack

 Physical Book

 eBook
Digital Audiobook

 

February 18 via zoom:

The Deep History of Ourselves

by Joseph LeDoux

 Physical Book

March 18 via zoom:

Entangled Life

by Merlin Sheldrake

 Physical Book
 eBook
Digital Audiobook

April 15 via zoom:

Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death & Art

by Rebecca Wragg Sykes

 Physical Book

May 20 via zoom:

The Body

by Bill Bryson

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

June 17 via zoom:

Lost in Math

by Sabine Hossenfelder

 Physical Book

July 15 via zoom:

The Secret Lives of Planets

by Paul Murdin

 Physical Book

August 19 via zoom:

Fundamentals

by Frank Wilczek

 Physical Book

Science Book Group Selections since 2000

History Book Group

The History Book Club is NOT currently meeting due to the library closure.

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.

Series Book Club

We’re excited to announce the start of a new remote book club for February 2021. This book club will choose a series and read it to completion, one book a month. We are inspired by the global read along of Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation series to start us off!

Please be aware that this series includes explicit scenes & may not be suitable for all ages.

Meets on the last Friday of every month at 7 pm. Registration required. Contact Kate Shaw at kshaw@ccls.org with any questions.

Series Book Club 2021 Selections:

February 26 via zoom:

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation #1)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book

March 26 via zoom:

The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation #2)

by Lauren Willig

Physical Book
Audiobook on CD

April 30 via zoom:

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The Deception of the Emerald Ring (Pink Carnation #3)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book
 eBook

May 28 via zoom:

Event image previewThe Seduction of the Crimson Rose (Pink Carnation #4)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book
 eBook

June 25 via zoom:

Series Book Club

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (Pink Carnation #5)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book
Audiobook on CD
 eBook

July 30 via zoom:

Series Book ClubThe Betrayal of the Blood Lily (Pink Carnation #6)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book
Audiobook on CD

August 27 via zoom:

Series Book Club

The Mischief of the Mistletoe (Pink Carnation #7)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book
Digital Audiobook

September 24 via zoom:

Series Book ClubThe Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation #8)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book
 eBook

October 29 via zoom:

Series Book Club

The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation #9)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book

November 26 via zoom:

Series Book ClubThe Passion of the Purple Plumeria (Pink Carnation #10)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book

SPECIAL DATE: December 30 via zoom:

Series Book Club

The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla (Pink Carnation #11)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book

January 28 via zoom:

The Lure of the Moonflower (Pink Carnation series Book 12) - Kindle edition by Willig, Lauren. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.The Lure of the Moonflower (Pink Carnation #12)

by Lauren Willig

 Physical Book

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.

The Next Big Thing 2021 Selections:

January 21 via Zoom:

My Dark Vanessa

by Kate Elizabeth Russell

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

February 18 via Zoom:

A Certain Hunger

by Chelsea Summers

 Physical Book
 eBook

March 18 via Zoom:

A Burning

by Megha Majumdar

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

April 15 via Zoom:

New Waves

by Kevin Nguyen

 Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

May 20 via Zoom:

The Prophets

by Robert Jones, Jr.

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book

June 17 via Zoom:

The Liar’s Dictionary

by Eley Williams

 Physical Book
 Large Type Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

July 15 via Zoom:

The Witch’s Heart

by Genevieve Gornichec

 Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

August 19 via Zoom:

Madam

by Phoebe Wynne

 Physical Book
 eBook

September 16 via Zoom:

The Lost Apothecary

by Sarah Penner

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

 

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 2021 Topics:

  • January 11: Medical Mysteries
  • February 8: Ruth Rendell or Ruth Ware
  • March 8: Mysteries Set in Ireland
  • April 12: Murder En Route (mysteries set on planes, trains, automobiles, etc.)
  • May 10: Starring Famous Mystery Authors
  • June 14: British Crime Classics 
    • Choose from over 70 titles in the ccls catalog!

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 Victoria Skelly at victoriacskelly@gmail.com or call Paoli Library at 610.296.7996.

Art Book Club Selections since 2015