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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. You do not need to be a resident to register. 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, July 24, 2024 - The Bee Sting - Paul Murray
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - Yellowface - R.F. Kuang
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2024 - The Invisible Kingdom - Meghan O'Rourke
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2024 - Disappearing Earth - Julia Phillips
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2024 - Covenant of Water - Abraham Verghese
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2024 - The Fox Wife - Yangsze Choo

Friday Afternoon Book Group (In-Person) :


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

Meetings will be held at 1:30 pm in Meeting Room B.

 

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, July 19, 2024 - The Slient Patient - Alex Michaelides
  • Friday, August 16, 2024 - Hello, Beautiful - Ann Napolitano
  • Friday, September 20, 2024 - Horse - Geraldine Brooks
  • Friday, October 18, 2024 - The Fox and I - Catherine Raven
  • Friday, November 15, 2024 - The Great Divide - Cristina Henriquez
  • Friday, December 20, 2024 - Take My Hand - Dolen Perkins-Valdez
 

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, April 22, 2024 - Flowers and Foul Play - Amanda Flowers
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - Clark and Division - Naomi Hirahara
  • Monday, June 24, 2024 - The Woman in the Library - Sulari Gentill
  • Monday, July 22, 2024 - The World is Murder - Anthony Horowitz
  • Monday, August 26, 2024 - Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers - Jesse Q. Sutanto
 

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Group (Virtual)

Join us as we read and discuss everything from world-building fantasies to thought provoking science fiction. Whether you have been reading them for years, or are just curious about the genre, this is a group for you!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. You do not need to be a resident to register. 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.

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2024 - Exhalation - Ted Chaing
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2024 - The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2024 - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2024 - Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi - Shannon Chakraborty
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2024 - Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2025 - The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers

 

 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. You do not need to be a resident to register. 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 14, 2024 - Grave of the Fireflies
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2024 - Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2024 - Miss Juneteenth
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2024 - A Star is Born (1937, 1954, 1976 & 2018)
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2024 - O'Horten

 
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. You do not need to be a resident to register. 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, August 6, 2024 - Femina - Junina Ramirez
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2024 - Lost City of Z - David Grann
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2024 - Indian Summer - Alex Von Tunzelmann
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024 - Into Africa - Martin Dugard
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2024 - UFO: The Inside Story of the Government Search for Alien Life Here - and Out There - Garrett M. Graff
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2024 - Hero of the Empire - Candice Millard - January 7, 2025
 

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. You do not need to be a resident to register. 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, July 23, 2024 - Empire of the Scalpel - Ira Rutkow
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2024 - On the Origin of Time - Thomas Hertog
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2024 - Material World - Ed Conway
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2024 - Immune - Philipp Dettmer
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024 - A Storm in a Teacup - Helen Czerski
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2024 - What an Owl Knows - Jennifer Ackerman