Book Groups

Our Book Groups are Currently Meeting Virtually

Adults Read YA Book Club

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 pm via Zoom! New members are always welcome. Any questions, contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org

Adults Read YA 2020 Selections:

December meeting has been canceled. Check back for 2021 selections.

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

Open Minds 2020 Selections:

November 17 via Zoom:

Weather

By Jenny Offill

 Physical Book
 Digital eBook
Digital Audiobook

December 15 via Zoom:

The Tenth Muse

by Catherine Chung

 Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

Open Minds 2021 Selections:

(Please check back to see whether these meetings will be held via Zoom or in-house).

January 19:

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-Nahisi 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:

The Vanishing Half

by Brit Bennett

Physical Book
Large Type Physical Book
 Audiobook on Playaway

 

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

Read It & Steep 2020 Selections:

December 15  via Zoom:

Howl’s Moving Castle

by Dianna Wynne Jones

Physical Book
 Audiobook on Playaway
Digital Audiobook

Read It & Steep 2021 Selections:

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

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

Science Book Group 2020 Selections:

November 19 via Zoom:

Atom Land: A Guided Through the Strange

by Jon Butterworth

 Physical Book
 eBook

December 17 via Zoom:

Some Assembly Required

by Neil Shubin

 Physical Book
Large Type Physical Book
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

Science Book Discussion Group Selections for 2021:

Please check back to find if meetings will be held via zoom or in person.

January 21:

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)

by Katie Mack

 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


  • 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.

    The Next Big Thing 2020 Selections:

    November 19 via Zoom:

    Such a Fun Age

    by Kiley Reid

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

    December 17 via Zoom:

    Topics of Conversation

    by Miranda Popkey

     Physical Book
     eBook
     Digital Audiobook

    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 2020 Themes:

    • August 10: Mysteries Set on Islands
    • September 14: African American Detectives
    • October 12: Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella, or any other Ivy League mystery
    • November 9: Library Mysteries via Zoom
      • Suggested Titles:
        • The Library of the Unwritten and the sequel The Archive of the Forgotten by A.J. Hackwith
        • The Library Book by Susan Orlean
        • The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers’ Journey Through Curiosities of History by Oliver Tearle
        • The library lovers mystery series by Jenn McKinlay
        • Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
      • Additionally, you can look for titles on this Goodreads List: Best Bibliomystery Books
    • December 14: Holiday related mysteries

2021 Topics:

    • January 11: Medical Mysteries
    • February 8: Ruth Rendell or Ruth Ware

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 2020 Dates and Selections:

Art Book Club Selections since 2015