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Groups and Clubs

Book and Film Group meetings are currently being held virtually.

Wednesday Book Group :

Please join us for a book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them! 

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the book for each meeting.

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

 

Cookbook Book Group:

Do you enjoy cooking? Do you love to read cookbooks? Come join us for our afternoon Cookbook Book Group! We will choose a new cookbook for each meeting and make something at home to bring in and share! Discuss tips, tricks, troubles, and take home something to eat! Cookbooks will be available to borrow at the front desk.

We are not currently eating our meals together at this group. We will bring in our dishes ready to disperse for take-home. You can also bring the dish pre-packed to send home with individuals.

Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org, 603-432-6140) if you have any questions.

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 - Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott
  • Friday, October 15, 2021 - Apple Lover's Cookbook by Amy Traverso
  • Friday, November 19, 2021 - Bread Illustrated by America's Test Kitchen
  • Friday, December 17, 2021 - 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer

 

    Documentary Film Group:

Please join us for a virtual discussion of Documentary films. Do you enjoy learning while being entertained? Do you wish Ken Burns could be your best friend? If so, this is the group for you!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the movie for each meeting.

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - Fog of War
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - Eagle Huntress
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - Collectiv 
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - How to Survive a Plague
  • Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - Mole Agent

Feel-Good Book Group:

Do you want to be uplifted when you read? Do you know that the best medicine for a dreary day is a good cup of tea and some Fredrick Backman, or Rachel Joyce? Join us for the Feel-Good book group. We will read books that will leave us feeling hopeful, happy, and full in heart. And then we will meet virtually (with a good cup of tea), and talk about how beautiful life can be!

Meetings will be held at 6:30pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Registration is required so you can join us virtually. Register here!

Please contact the library about borrowing the book for each meeting.
 
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts

Popular History Book Group:
 
Please join us for a virtual discussion of books about popular history! Do you love history? So do we! Join us as we make our way through the pages of the past!
 
Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

This group will meet monthly. Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions. 

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the book for each meeting. 
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harai
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen

IFC Film Group:

Please join us for a discussion of Independent, Foreign, and Classic films. We will watch the film at home and gather to discuss it!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the movie for each meeting.

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - Texture (Guest Speakers)
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Pirate Radio
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - Balloon
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 102 Not Out
 
Poetry Book Group:
 
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words” – John Fowles
 

Do you enjoy poetry and wish you could talk about it with someone? Or, do you wish you understood poetry and what it was trying to say? Then join our monthly, pressure-free discussion group where we tiptoe and soar through the world of the word!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

This group will meet monthly. Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the materials for each meeting.

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Tracy K. Smith - Wade in the Water
  • TuesdayOctober 12, 2021 - Marianne Moore - Poems of Marianne Moore
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 -Ilya Kaminsky - Deaf Republic
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - Basho, Buson, Issa - The Essential Haiku

 

Science Book Group:

Please join us for a virtual meeting where we discuss books about science! Do you read Carl Zimmer and Mary Roach, Brian Greene and Sam Kean? We do too! Join us for an exploration of the natural world, and beyond!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

This group will meet monthly. Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the materials for each meeting.

  • Monday, October 25, 2021 - Livewired by David Eagleman
  • Monday, November 22, 2021 - I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
  • Monday, December 27, 2021 - Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli