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 The Summer Seekers by Sarah MorganThe Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan

Thursday, August 18th
6:30 - 7:30pm
BorgWarner Room (location subject to change)  Visit bit.ly/3zeQRvV 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 Guantanamo Voices

Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

Monday, September 19th
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 September, in honor of Banned Books Week, we are reading Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe.

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 One Mighty and Irresistible Tide by Jia Lynn Yang

One Mighty and Irresistibile Tide by Jia Lynn Yang

Thursday, June 30th
6:00 - 7:00pm
 

TCPL's Nonfiction Book Club returns in June!

Led by Asia and Woody, this club will meet three times a year and read a wide variety of nonfiction. Next up is One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over Immigration 1924-1965 by Jia Lynn Yang.

 

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: 3
About this event::
Join us for a discussion of "The Summer Seekers" by Sarah Morgan. "Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she's not having any of it ... Martha is having a...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
About this event::
Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to join a monthly S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) book club! We read great books, try out hands-on activities, and host amazing guests who work in S.T.E.A.M. fields! This month we are reading L...
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: 10
About this event::
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club. In September we will be reading Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow. Pick...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

YA Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Creek Walk
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
About this event::
Join other teens to talk about books! In July, we will be talking about a book we've each read in the last 6 months. This is your chance to share something you loved! ...
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: 10
About this event::
Adults are invited to celebrate their love of this diverse and subversive medium. Registration is required, and books will be provided for participants. (Those who have their own copy are welcome to participate as well, just note when you sign up ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Homeschool Book Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
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 9-13 are welcome to join our Homeschool Book Club! The club will meet monthly to discuss books from a variety of genres on the 4th Thursday of each month at 11 in the morning. Registration for book club meetings is required as space is ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

S.T.E.A.M. Book Club

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
About this event::
Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to join a monthly S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) book club! We read great books, try out hands-on activities, and host amazing guests who work in S.T.E.A.M. fields! ...
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: 15
About this event::
Children ages 9-13 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club.  In October we will be reading Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow. Pic...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

S.T.E.A.M. Book Club

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
About this event::
Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to join a monthly S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) book club! We read great books, try out hands-on activities, and host amazing guests who work in S.T.E.A.M. fields! ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Homeschool Book Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
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 9-13 are welcome to join our Homeschool Book Club! The club will meet monthly to discuss books from a variety of genres on the 4th Thursday of each month at 11 in the morning. Registration for book club meetings is required as space is ...