Book Clubs

Book Clubs

For kids of all ages, teens, and adults!

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 offered twice a month. Registration is required.  You're welcome to bring suggestions for future books to read together!  Check our calendar for upcoming book club dates!

4 Seasons Book Club: TCPL's fiction book club

The Midnight Library book coverThe Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Thursday, March 11th

6:30 - 7:30pm

Online via Zoom

Join us to discuss The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, Goodreads 2020 Choice Awards for Best Fiction.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life.

In The Midnight Library, ... Nora Seed faces this decision and the possibilities of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place. [edited from Goodreads summary.]

The 4 Seasons Book Club meets quarterly to discuss works of modern fiction and celebrated classics. We decide what to read by group vote. Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion but Book Club copies are limited. Contact Joyce, jwheatley@tcpl.org, if you are interested in reserving a copy and joining us.

All past titles are available as kits for your own book club meeting!

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Panel by Panel Graphic Novel Book Club

Neil Gaiman's 'Snow, Glass, Apples' cover

Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran

Monday, March 1st
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 March, in honor of Will Eisner Week, we will be reading the Eisner Award-winning book Snow, Glass, Apples:

A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran.

A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after.

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

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True Crime Book Club

image of cover of in cold blood by truman capote

Join us for a twice-yearly book club focused on true-crime.

Our inaugural meeting is Thursday, January 28, from 6-7 pm on Zoom! To register, check out the event on our events calendar.

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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Adults are invited to celebrate their love of this diverse and subversive medium.  Registration is required, and books will be provided for participants. (Those who have their own copy are welcome to participate as well, just note when you si...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Community Groups, Makerspace
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Join us for a virtual making meetup and sewing circle and bring your projects to work on while listening to the works of Toni Morrison! Register here: https://spaces.library.cornell.edu/event/7469920 Co-sponsored with Cornell University Library...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club.  On March 3rd we will be discussing We're Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow. &nb...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, One-on-One Appointments, Online Chat, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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Reserve a 1-on-1 virtual appointment with Librarian Joyce to learn about readers' advisory tools to help you find your next great book. During this 30 minute ZOOM session, we can talk about: How to use the catalog to find books on a partic...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Book Club: City Spies

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
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Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club.  On March 10th we will be reading City Spies by James Ponti. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow.  Pick...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, One-on-One Appointments, Online Chat, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Reserve a 1-on-1 virtual appointment with Librarian Joyce to learn about readers' advisory tools to help you find your next great book. During this 30 minute ZOOM session, we can talk about: How to use the catalog to find books on a partic...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
Join us to discuss "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig, Goodreads 2020 Choice Awards for Best Fiction. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another realit...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
About this event::
Kids ages 9 - 12 are invited to join STEAM Book Club. This month we will be reading Last of the Name by Rosanne Parry. We will be joined by musician Susan Murphy from Doolin O’Dey. Register online and we will contact you to let you know when your ...