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

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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, December 21, 2022 - Book of Form and Emptiness - Ruth Ozeki
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - Facing the Mountain - Daniel James Brown
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - Joan: A Novel - Katherine Chen
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - Underland: A Deep Time Journey - Robert MacFarlane
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart

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.

  • This book group is on a brief hiatus and will resume in January.

 

   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 20, 2022 - The Exiles - Christina Baker Kline
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - The Mystery of Mrs. Christie - Marie Benedict
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - Booth - Karen Joy Fowler
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - Children's Blizzard - Melanie Benjamin
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - Switchboard Soldiers - Jennifer Chiaverini

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, December 14, 2022 - La Vie en Rose
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - Okja
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - Summer of Soul
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - Josep
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - After Life

 
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, 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
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - River of the Gods - Candice Millard
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - Carville's Cure - Pam Fessler
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - American Midnight - Adam Hochschild
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - Proving Ground - Kathy Kleiman
 

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, 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
  • Monday, February 27, 2023 - It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything - Kate Biberdorf
  • Monday, March 27, 2023 - An Immense World - Ed Yong 
  • Monday, April 24, 2023 - Here's Looking at Euclid - Alex Bellos
  • Monday, May 22, 2023 - Rise and Fall of the Mammals - Steve Brusatte
  • Monday, June 26, 2023 - Song of the Cell - Siddhartha Mukherjee