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

A Thousand Ships book coverA Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Thursday, September 9th 

6:30 - 7:30pm

Online via Zoom

The 4 Seasons Book Club meets quarterly to discuss works of modern fiction and celebrated classics. Our Summer Pick is A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes.

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences—for fans of Madeline Miller.

This is the women’s war, just as much as it is the men’s. They have waited long enough for their turn . . .

This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of them all . . .

In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen.

From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war. 

A woman’s epic, powerfully imbued with new life, A Thousand Ships puts the women, girls and goddesses at the center of the Western world’s great tale ever told.

-- Harper Collins, Publisher

The 4 Seasons Book Club decides what to read by group vote. Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion but Book Club copies are limited so register here or contact Joyce, jwheatley@tcpl.org, if you'd like to borrow a copy. This event is free and open to the public.

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Panel by Panel Graphic Novel Book Club

Cover of 'March Book 1' by John LewisMarch Book 2 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Monday, July 12th
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 July we will be reading the John Lewis' March Book 2:

The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues! Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. Now, March brings the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.

After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence - but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before.

Faced with beatings, police brutality, imprisonment, arson, and even murder, the young activists of the movement struggle with internal conflicts as well. But their courage will attract the notice of powerful allies, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy... and once Lewis is elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, this 23-year-old will be thrust into the national spotlight, becoming one of the "Big Six" leaders of the civil rights movement and a central figure in the landmark 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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

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

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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 next meeting will take place in July 2021!

In the meantime, feel free to join the conversation on our TCPL True Crime Book Club Facebook group.

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 "Kids" group.

Tween Book Club: The Wednesday Wars

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: 8
About this event::
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club. In August we will be reading The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt - two time Newbery honor winner and National Book Award finalist who will be joining our meeting! Registration is required ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Reading Challenge
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
About this event::
Join us to celebrate the Adult Summer Reading Program with an ice cream party and prize drawing! Please sign up below. Registration is helpful but drop-ins will be welcome! To learn more about the 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program, go to http...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
About this event::
Children ages 9 - 12 are invited to a monthly S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Book Club. This month we are reading Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker. Please register to hold a copy of the book, and to receive Zoom in...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Book Club

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
About this event::
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow. Pick up either via curbside or in lobby pick-up. Book Club will meet via Zoom. Pa...
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: 5
About this event::
The 4 Seasons Book Club meets quarterly to discuss works of modern fiction and celebrated classics. Our Summer Pick is "A Thousand Ships" by Natalie Haynes. Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Book Club

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
About this event::
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow.  Pick up either via curbside or in lobby pick-up. Book Club will meet v...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Book Club

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
About this event::
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow. Pick up either via curbside or in lobby pick-up. Book Club will meet via Zoom. Pa...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Book Club

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
About this event::
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow.  Pick up either via curbside or in lobby pick-up. Book Club will meet v...