Together we read! And we invite YOU to join our book club…
Every other month, a different Community Library staff member will choose a book and host a book discussion. Our exciting new book club features a wide array of genres, including popular fiction, science fiction, narrative nonfiction, literary fiction … even graphic novels.
There’s something for every reader, and participants can drop in for one session or attend them all!
Book Clubs are intellectually stimulating and a great way to connect to your library and community. To become a member, sign up here. You’ll receive reminders about upcoming sessions and updates on future dates and book selections.
Events are held in the Programs Studio inside the Children’s entrance to the Library on 4th and Walnut. Unless otherwise noted, they will be held on the first Wednesday of even numbered months.
5:30pm, October 4, 2023
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Hosted by Librarian Andrea Nelson
Demon Copperhead is a modern day take on Charles Dicken’s beloved David Copperfield. In her Pulitzer winning novel, author Barbara Kingsolver follows Dicken’s footsteps by creating a brilliant, poignant portrayal of children raised in poverty, their resilience, and their struggle for survival in rural Appalachia. Demon Copperhead is available at The Community Library in print, CD, ebook, and eaudiobook.
Read Pam Parker’s book review of Demon Copperhead here.
5:30pm, December 6, 2023
Living Untethered by Michael A. Singer
Hosted by Communications Manager Kyla Merwin
A New York Times bestseller, this transformative and highly anticipated guide will be your compass on an exciting new journey toward self-realization and unconditional happiness. The luminary author of The Untethered Soul takes us even deeper into the quest for inner peace and an energetic flow. Living Untethered offers powerful, practical guidance to understand and transform ourselves, our relationships, and our lives.
Read Kyla Merwin’s book review of Living Untethered here.
5:30pm, February 7, 2024
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
Hosted by Circulation Manager Pam Parker
In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighborhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows.
- April 3, 2024: TBA
- June 5, 2024: TBA
- August 7, 2024: TBA
- October 2, 2024: TBA
- December 4, 2024: TBA
Sign up above to be part of one or all of our bi-monthly book discussions at The Community Library.
By joining the Book Club, you will receive one email reminder of an upcoming discussion three weeks before the event, and one “Save the Date” email announcing the next book shortly after every event.
Questions? Email Librarian Andrea Nelson here.