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Groups and Clubs

Wednesday Book Group (In-Person & Virtual):

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

Registration is required if you want to join us virtually. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm in the NH Room. If you are joining us virtualy, 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 20, 2023 - Stone Blind - Natalie Haynes
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - Memphis - Tara Stringfellow
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - End of Drum-Time - Hanna Pylvainen
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - Four Treasures of the Sky - Jenny Zhang
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - If I Survive You - Jonathan Escoffey

Friday Afternoon Book Group (In-Person & Virtual) :


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


Registration is required if you want to join us virtually. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 1:30 pm in Meeting Room B. If you are joining us virtualy, 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.


  • Friday, December 15, 2023 - A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles
  • Friday, January 19, 2024 - The Measure - Nikki Erlick
  • Friday, February 16, 2024 - River Sing Me Home - Eleanor Shearer
  • Friday, March 15, 2024 - Pachinko - Min Jin Lee
  • Friday, April 19, 2024 - Horse - Geraldine Brooks
 

Cozy Cups and Murder Mysteries Book Group (In-person):

If you love cozy mysteries (aka "cozies"), this group is for you! Bring your coffee or tea and discuss this month's read.

Meetings will be held at 2:00 pm in Meeting Room A.  Please contact Yahira (yahirav@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

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

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 - A Caribbean Mystery - Agatha Christie
  • Monday, February 26, 2024 - Sugar and Spite - G.A. McKevett
 

 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

Film Group (Virtual):

Please join us for a virtual discussion of Independent, Foreign, and Classic films. We will watch the film at home and gather virtually 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 13, 2023 - Spirit of the Beehive
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - Triangle of Sadness
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - The Umbrella of Cherbourg
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - Florida Project
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - All Quiet on the Western Front

 
History Book Group (Virtual):
 
Please join us for a 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 5, 2023 - 1491 - Charles Mann
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - The Dodge City - Thomas Clavin
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - A Fever in the Heartland - Timothy Egan
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - Mayflower - Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - The Story of Russia - Orlando Figes
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Indian Summer - Alex Von Tunzelmann
 

Science Book Group (Virtual):

Join us for a virtual meeting where we discuss books about science. Do you read Ed Yong and Mary Roach, Brian Greene and Sam Kean? Are you looking for a group where you can talk about science? Then this is the group for you!  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 book for each meeting. 
 
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - The Big Picture - Sean Carroll
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - Finding the Mother Tree - Suzanne Simard
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - Life's Edge - Carl Zimmer
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - How to Speak Whale - Tom Mustill
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - Under Alien Skies - Philip Plait
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - Allergic - Theresa MacPhail