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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 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, January 19, 2022 - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - All That She Carried - Tiya Miles


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, February 7, 2022 - The Storm is Upon Us by Mike Rothschild
  • Monday, March 7, 2022 - On the Clock by Emily Guendelsberger
  • Monday, April 4, 2022 - The Afghanistan Papers by Craig Whitlock

 

    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 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, December 28, 2021 - Mole Agent
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2022 - They Shall Not Grow Old
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - Truffle Hunters
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - Street Gang

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, December 21, 2021 - The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

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, January 4, 2022 - Poisoner and Chief by Stephen Kinzer
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - Children of Ash and Elm by Neil Price
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

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, January 12, 2022 - The 400 Blows
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - My Man Godfrey
 
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 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, January 11, 2022 - Billy Collins - The Rain in Portugal
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - Mary Oliver - Why I Wake Early
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - Terrance Hayes - Lighthead
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - Ovid - Metamorphoses

 

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, December 27, 2021 - Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli
  • Monday, January 24, 2022 - Kindred by Rebecca Wragg Sykes
  • Monday, February 28, 2022 - Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
  • Monday, March 28, 2022 - The Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman
  • Monday, April 25, 2022 - The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee