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 9-13 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club offered once 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

cover art for Horse by Geraldine BrooksHorse by Geraldine Brooks

Thursday, November 17th
6:30 - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom - Click to register.

The 4 Seasons Book Club meets quarterly to discuss works of modern fiction and celebrated classics, and participants decide what to read by group vote. Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion but Book Club copies are limited. If you would like to join our book club, vote on our next selection, reserve a copy of the book and participate in the next discussion, please contact Joyce at jwheatley@tcpl.org. This event is free and open to the public.

Panel by Panel Graphic Novel Book Club

cover of Shuna's Journey

Shuna's Journey by Hayao Miyazaki

Monday, January 16th 2023
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 are reading Shuna's Journey by Hayao Miyazaki.

For more information and to register, check our upcoming events. If you have any questions, you can email Sophia at smckissick@tcpl.org. 

You can also join the conversation at the TCPL Panel by Panel Book Club Facebook group.

Previous Selections

 

Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

Thursday, November 3
 6:00 - 7:00pm
 

TCPL's Nonfiction Book Club returns in November!

Led by Asia and Woody, the nonfiction book club will meet three times a year and read a wide variety of nonfiction. Our next read is Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach.

 

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: 5
About this event::
Join us for a discussion of Horse by Geraldine Brooks.  "A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spiri...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Early Readers Book Club

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Children in grades K-2 are welcome to join our Early Readers Book Club. This program is meant to introduce excellent emerging reader books to children who have graduated from storytime and are being introduced to more formal “learn-to-read” technique...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Community homeschoolers ages 9-13 are welcome to join this bi-monthly, in person book club! Each participant will receive a copy of the selected award winning book to borrow and read in advance of our meeting. We will then meet in our Thaler/Howell P...
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: 0
About this event::
Children ages 9-13 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club.  Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of each book to keep. Pick up either via curbside or in lobby pick-up. Book Club will meet via Zoom. Pa...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

YA Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
About this event::
Join us each month to discuss a book that we've all read! We will be meeting in-person in the Thaler/Howell programming room this year; snacks and drinks will be provided. If you find that you are unable to attend the discussion, please cancel you...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Early Readers Book Club

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
About this event::
Children in grades K-2 are welcome to join our Early Readers Book Club. This program is meant to introduce excellent emerging reader books to children who have graduated from storytime and are being introduced to more formal “learn-to-read” technique...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

YA Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
About this event::
Join us each month to discuss a book that we've all read! We will be meeting in-person in the Thaler/Howell programming room this year; snacks and drinks will be provided. If you find that you are unable to attend the discussion, please cancel you...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
About this event::
Join Rashke Bradley and Teressa Sivers from the Finger Lakes Independence Center as we read together an unforgettable story of a fiercely original young woman, whose radical perspective illuminates a new way of being in the world.  The debu...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Early Readers Book Club

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
About this event::
Children in grades K-2 are welcome to join our Early Readers Book Club. This program is meant to introduce excellent emerging reader books to children who have graduated from storytime and are being introduced to more formal “learn-to-read” technique...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Award Winners Book Club

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
About this event::
Community homeschoolers ages 9-13 are welcome to join this bi-monthly, in person book club! Each participant will receive a copy of the selected award winning book to borrow and read in advance of our meeting. We will then meet in our Thaler/Howell P...