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Learn more about the book groups and clubs that meet at the library.

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About our Board of Trustees

 

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 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 17, 2022 - Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Beasts of a Little Land - Juhea Kim
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - Mountains Beyond Mountains- Tracy Kidder
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - Book of Form and Emptiness - Ruth Ozeki

Contemporary Issues Book Group :

Join us for monthly discussions (and books) that deal with issues facing our society.

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm.  Please contact Liz (lizr@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

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

  • Monday, October 3, 2022 - Unwell Women - Elinor Cleghorn

 

   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 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 16, 2022 - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - The Lacuna - Barbara Kingslover
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - The Kitchen Front - Jennifer Ryan
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - The Exiles - Christina Baker Kline

Genealogy Series:

Do you enjoy genealogy? Do you want to improve your research skills or chat about family history with others?

Join us online every other Tuesday from 6-7pm to immerse yourself in the subject with other enthusiastic participants. We’ll discuss records, cemeteries, research skills and so much more.

View our current offerings and register on the library calendar: https://derrypl.org/events/adult

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 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, August 10, 2022 - Bringing Up Baby
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - Amour
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - Cabaret
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - Hive
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - La Vie en Rose

 
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 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 6, 2022 - Midnight in Chernobyl - Adam Higginbotham
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - Dreams of El Dorado - H. W. Brands
  • Tuesda, November 1, 2022 - Paradise Falls - Keith O'Brien
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - Empires of Light - Jill Jonnes
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - The Invention of Miracles - Katie Booth
 

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 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, August 22, 2022 - A Molecule Away from Madness by Sara Manning Peskin
  • Monday, September 26, 2022- Entangled Life - Merlin Sheldrake
  • Monday, October 24, 2022 - Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs - Stephen Brusatte
  • Monday, November 28, 2022 - She Has Her Mother's Laugh - Carl Zimmer
  • No December meeting
  • Monday, January 23, 2023 - The Social Lives of Animals - Ashley Ward