Book Discussion Groups

All in-person public programs are suspended until further notice.
Please visit our Event Calendars for our virtual programs.

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 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, July 6, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
There There by Tommy Orange
There There

Monday, August 3, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere

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, July 15, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Wednesday, August 19, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
As Bright As Heaven

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. No registrations are required. 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, July 20, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
Read a book by a Black author, Black artist, or a book that describes the Black experience.
This Goodreads list may be helpful for finding titles: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/80929.African_American_Graphic_Novels

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:

Tuesday, June 23, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
The ingredient for June will be spinach! 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, July 15, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting
The ingredient for July will be Zucchini (or other preferred summer squash)! 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) via Zoom. Registrations are required; click on the date to go to our Event Calendar.

Upcoming selections:

September to be announced

Henrietta Hankin Branch Hankin Whodunits Book Group
The Hankin Whodunits Book Group meets the third Thursday 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:

Thursday, July 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Zoom meeting
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Force of Nature

Thursday, August 20, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Zoom meeting
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Sadie

 

Previous book discussion selections:

Chester County Library 2020 (original schedule; for altered schedule see above)
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