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Book Discussion Groups

Book Discussion Groups are held virtually on Zoom.

Please check the library’s online Events Calendar for information and contact Aly Tran at 717-533-6555 or send an e-mail to atran@derrytownship.org

Generally speaking, all groups would meet in the library from September through May. Most groups do not meet in December. Registration is limited in an effort to promote lively discussion. Books for the discussions must be borrowed or purchased by participants. We cannot use interlibrary loan to get books for book groups.

Reading Schedule:

Morning Contemporary Book Groups 9:30-10:45am

9/10: Tending Roses, Lisa Wingate

10/8: Panchinko, Min Jin Lee

11/12: Saturday, Ian McEwan

1/7: Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl

2/11: Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

3/11: Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

4/8: Long Flight Home (Author’s Visit April 11), Alan Hlad

5/13: Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel


Evening Contemporary Reading Group 6:30-7:45pm

9/10: Dutch House, Ann Patchett

10/8: The Scent Keeper

11/12: Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes

12/10: The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides

1/14: Shape of Mercy

2/11: American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins

3/11: The Women Who Smash Codes, Jason Faggone

4/8: Long Flight Home (Author’s Visit April 11), Alan Hlad

5/13: Island of Sea Women, Lisa See


Life Long Readers 6:30-7:50pm

9/17: The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson

10/15: Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

11/19: Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens

1/21: The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky

2/18: News of the World, Paulette Jiles

3/18: The Long Flight Home (Author Visit April 11), Alan Hlad

4/15: The Long Petal of the Sea, Isabel Allende

5/20: The Baker’s Secret, Stephen P. Kiernan


Between the Line 6:45-8pm

9/24: The Dutch House, Ann Patchette

10/29: The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel

12/3: The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai

1/28: Stoner, John Edward Williams

2/25: Long Petal of the Sea, Isabel Allende

3/25: Exhalation, Ted Chiang

4/22: The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler

5/27: The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides