STEAM Book Club
Kids ages 8 through 12 are invited to a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Math, Art, and Science)-themed book club!
YA Book Club
Tween Book Club
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club on the second Wednesday of each month. Registration is required. Register and pick up your free copy of the book at the Youth Services Reference Desk. You're welcome to bring suggestions for future books to read together! Refreshments will be served. Check our calendar for upcoming book club dates!
4 Seasons Book Club: TCPL's fiction book club
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
Thursday, August 20th
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Online with Zoom
"This is police procedural and a thriller par excellence, one in which the city of Philadelphia itself is a character (think Boston and Mystic River). But it’s also a literary tale narrated by a strong woman with a richly drawn personal life – powerful and genre-defying.” – People
Join the 4 Seasons Book Club online to discuss Liz Moore's "Long Bright River, a "suspense novel [that] looks at the anatomy of a Philadelphia family rocked by the opioid crisis and the relationship between two sisters--one, suffering from addiction, who has suddenly gone missing amid a series of mysterious murders; the other a police officer who patrols the neighborhood from which she disappeared: a story about the formidable ties between place, family, and fate." This book club discussion was originally scheduled as our Spring pick.
This discussion will take place in Zoom. Please register to receive updates and meeting information. If you would like a copy of the book, email Joyce, firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited copies are available.
Truth Be Told Non-Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, March 3rd
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Truth Be Told Non-Fiction Book Club meets quarterly to discuss a selected non-fiction title. Our meetings are held on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm in the Tompkins Trust Company Study Room.
Our first selection for 2020 is The Second Founding: How The Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, by Eric Foner.
The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as American law. The Reconstruction amendments abolished slavery, guaranteed all persons due process and equal protection of the law, and equipped black men with the right to vote. They established the principle of birthright citizenship and guaranteed the privileges and immunities of all citizens. The federal government, not the states, was charged with enforcement, reversing the priority of the original Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In grafting the principle of equality onto the Constitution, these revolutionary changes marked the second founding of the United States.
Eric Foner is the pre-eminent historian of the Civil War era. His teaching and scholarship have shaped our understanding of that pivotal period. His books have garnered every major award, including the Pulitzer Prize for The Fiery Trial, his study of Lincoln and American slavery. The DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, he also writes frequently for The Nation and other major periodicals.
Please register with us in advance to obtain a copy of the selected title (there are a limited number available). For more information, or to register, contact Tom Burns at email@example.com. You can also register for an upcoming Truth Be Told meeting by exploring our events calendar.
Panel by Panel Graphic Novel Book Club
Next meeting: Monday, September 16th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom.
Adults are invited to celebrate their love of this diverse and subversive medium in this quarterly book club. New titles are chosen by popular vote. Registration is required as there are limited copies available.
For September, we will be reading Almost American Girl by Robin Ha:
For as long as she can remember, it’s been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up in the 1990s as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn’t always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together.
So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation—following her mother’s announcement that she’s getting married—Robin is devastated. Overnight, her life changes. She is dropped into a new school where she doesn’t understand the language and struggles to keep up. She is completely cut off from her friends at home and has no access to her beloved comics. At home, she doesn’t fit in with her new stepfamily. And worst of all, she is furious with the one person she is closest to—her mother.
Then one day Robin’s mother enrolls her in a local comic drawing class, which opens the window to a future Robin could never have imagined.
Next Chapter Book Club
A fun, weekly, community-building book club for adults with developmental disabilities. Books are read aloud together, so all reading levels are welcome. Contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.