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 on the second Wednesday of each month. Registration is required. Register and pick up your free copy of the book at the Youth Services Reference Desk. You're welcome to bring suggestions for future books to read together! Refreshments will be served. Check our calendar for upcoming book club dates!

4 Seasons Book Club: TCPL's fiction book club

The Midnight Library book coverThe Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Thursday, March 11th

6:30 - 7:30pm

Online via Zoom

Join us to discuss The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, Goodreads 2020 Choice Awards for Best Fiction.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life.

In The Midnight Library, ... Nora Seed faces this decision and the possibilities of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place. [edited from Goodreads summary.]

The 4 Seasons Book Club meets quarterly to discuss works of modern fiction and celebrated classics. We decide what to read by group vote. Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion but Book Club copies are limited. Contact Joyce, jwheatley@tcpl.org, if you are interested in reserving a copy and joining us.

All past titles are available as kits for your own book club meeting!

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Panel by Panel Graphic Novel Book Club

historical fiction graphic novel covers

Historical Fiction

Monday, January 11th
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 January, we will be reading historical fiction graphic novels. Sign up to receive a Binge Bundle (containing 3 surprise books). During this virtual meeting, we will discuss the contents of your Binge Bundles, what you liked (or didn't like!) about what you got, which (if any) you would recommend, any other personal recommendations you might have, etc. 

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

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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 inaugural meeting is Thursday, January 28, from 6-7 pm on Zoom! To register, check out the event on our events calendar.

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to join our monthly STEAM Book Club. This month we are discussing Capture the Flag by Kate Messner and will be joined by a special guest TBD. Space is limited. Register online to reserve a copy of the book. This meeting...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, One-on-One Appointments, Online Chat, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Reserve a 1-on-1 virtual appointment with Librarian Joyce to learn about readers' advisory tools to help you find your next great book. During this 30 minute ZOOM session, we can talk about: How to use the catalog to find books on a partic...
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: 0
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Join us for a brand-new book club dedicated to true crime, led by TCPL staff Asia and Woody! Why are we obsessed with true crime? What does consuming tales of murder and mayhem say about our deepest fears about ourselves and the world around us? W...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, One-on-One Appointments, Online Chat, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Reserve a 1-on-1 virtual appointment with Librarian Joyce to learn about readers' advisory tools to help you find your next great book. During this 30 minute ZOOM session, we can talk about: How to use the catalog to find books on a partic...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Book Club

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: 7
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Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club.  In February we will be reading Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve your free copy of the book to pick...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
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Our monthly YA Book Club returns for virtual meetings! Join us each month to discuss a book we have all read. Participants must register in advance to receive their free copy of the book and the Zoom link. Be sure to bring suggestions for future b...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Community Groups, Makerspace
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Join us for a virtual making meetup and sewing circle and bring your projects to work on while listening to the works of Toni Morrison! Register here: https://spaces.library.cornell.edu/event/7469920 Co-sponsored with Cornell MannUFactory ...
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: 9
About this event::
Join us to discuss "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig, Goodreads 2020 Choice Awards for Best Fiction. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another realit...