Book Clubs

Book Clubs

STEAM Book Club

Kids ages 8 through 12 are invited to a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)-themed book club!

YA Book Club

YA Book Club meets once a month! Participants choose what to read and can get a free copy of the book. Check out our calendar or contact Teen Librarian Regina at rdemauro@tcpl.org for more information.

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

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Thursday, November 12th
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Online with Zoom

Join us to discuss The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman's acclaimed work of Australian historical fiction and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Historical Fiction (2012).

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

The 4 Seasons Book Club meets quarterly to discuss pre-selected works of modern fiction and celebrated classics. We decide what to read by group vote approximately 6-8 weeks before each book club meeting. Our Fall theme is "Members' Choice" (books suggested in the past by book club regulars).

This discussion will take place  in Zoom.  Anyone is welcome to participate but Book Club copies are limited. Contact Joyce, jwheatley@tcpl.org, if you are interested in reserving a copy and joining us.

 BOOK CLUB KITS - See what books 4 Seasons has read in the past--all of these titles are available as kits for your own book club meeting!

Panel by Panel Graphic Novel Book Club

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Graphic Memoirs & Biographies

Monday, November 9th
6:30 - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Adults are invited to celebrate their love of this diverse and subversive medium in this bi-monthly book club. 

For November, we will be reading graphic memoirs & biographies. Sign up to receive a Binge Bundle (containing 3 surprise books). During this virtual meeting, we will discuss the contents of your Binge Bundles, what you liked (or didn't like!) about what you got, which (if any) you would recommend, any other personal recommendations you might have, etc. 

If you have any questions, you can email Sophia at smckissick@tcpl.org. To register, check our events calendar.

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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 tvadakin@tcpl.org for more information.

Book Club Kits

Upcoming Book Club Events

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Book Club: Under the Egg

4:45pm - 5:15pm
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club. In December we will be reading Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve your free copy of the book to pick up by curb...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEAM Book Club: Chirp

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
Kids ages 9 - 12 are invited to join our monthly STEAM Book Club. This month we are discussing Chirp by Kate Messner and will be joined by a special guest TBD. Register online to reserve your free copy of the book. One copy per family, please. *...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
About this event::
Our monthly YA Book Club returns for virtual meetings! Join us each month to discuss a book we have all read. Participants must register in advance to receive their free copy of the book and the Zoom link. Be sure to bring suggestions for future b...