Book Discussion Groups

Virtual Programs: Online Book Discussions
We are holding our book groups as virtual programs. Please check the schedule below for titles and dates of discussions. These groups are all being held online via Zoom.  We are requiring registration for these online book groups in order to send out the Zoom meeting information. Click on the date to go to our event calendar to register.

Chester County Library hosts four book discussion groups, the Evening Book Group, the Afternoon Book Group, the Comics Unbound Group, and the Cookbook Club. The Henrietta Hankin Branch hosts the Hankin Whodunits Book Group and the Page Turners Book Group.

The Chester County Library Evening and Afternoon August - December 2020 book group reading lists can be found here. Please note: this schedule has been adjusted due to the pandemic.

Chester County Library Evening Book Group
The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of the month (with a few exceptions) from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registrations are required; click on the date to go to our Event Calendar.

Upcoming selections:

Monday, November 2, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Playing for Pizza

Monday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
The Triumph of Seeds by Thor Hanson
Triumph of Seeds

Chester County Library Afternoon Book Group
The Afternoon Book Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registrations are required; click on the date to go to our Event Calendar. 
 
Upcoming selections:

Wednesday, November 18, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Other Einstein

Wednesday, December 16, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Nickel Boys

Chester County Library Comics Unbound Group
The Comics Unbound Group meets the third Monday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. For ages 16 + for adult content. Registrations are required; click on the date to go to our Event Calendar. Contact Lois Shupp at lshupp@ccls.org with questions. 

Upcoming selections:

Monday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
Bloom by Kevin Panetta
Bloom

Monday, December 21, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
Best Comics/Books of 2020: We will be discussing our top reading and watching of 2020.

Chester County Library Cookbook Club
The Cookbook Club meets once a month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Currently we are cooking based on ingredients instead of cookbooks while we are meeting virtually. Registrations are required; click on the date to go to our Event Calendar. Contact Lois Shupp at lshupp@ccls.org with questions.

Upcoming selections:

Wednesday, November 11, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
The recipes for November your favorite thing to do with Thanksgiving leftovers (or your favorite Thanksgiving recipe)! To participate, choose a recipe from a cookbook you own, a cookbook from our digital collection in Overdrive, a digital magazine on Flipster, or on the internet. Save the recipe to share at the meeting if possible and then make it to discuss at the meeting.

Wednesday, December 16, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
The recipes for December will be your favorite holiday cookie or dessert. To participate, choose a recipe from a cookbook you own, a cookbook from our digital collection in Overdrive, a digital magazine on Flipster, or on the internet. Save the recipe to share at the meeting if possible and then make it to discuss at the meeting.

Henrietta Hankin Branch Page Turners Book Group
The Page Turners Book Group meets the second Thursday of the month (except in July and August) from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registrations are required; click on the date to go to our Event Calendar.

Upcoming selections:

Thursday, November 12, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Zoom meeting
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
In the Heart of the Sea

Thursday, December 10, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - registration link forthcoming
Maid by Stephanie Land
Maid

Henrietta Hankin Branch Hankin Whodunits Book Group
The Hankin Whodunits Book Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Registrations are required; click on the date to go to our Event calendar.

Upcoming selections:

Wednesday, November 18, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Zoom meeting
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
Flight Attendant

Wednesday, December 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Zoom meeting
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
Jar of Hearts

Previous book discussion selections:

Chester County Library Aug-Dec 2020
Chester County Library 2020 altered schedule
Chester County Library 2020 (original schedule)
Chester County Library 2019
Chester County Library 2018
Chester County Library 2017
Chester County Library 2016
Chester County Library 2015
Chester County Library 2014
Chester County Library Afternoon Book Group 2005-2013
Chester County Library Evening Book Group 2005-2013
Henrietta Hankin Branch Mystery Book Group 2012-2014