Book Clubs

Book Clubs

STEAM Book Club

Kids ages 8 through 12 are invited to a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Math, Art, and Science)-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.

4 Seasons Book Club: TCPL's fiction book club

Thursdays in 2018: February 8, April 5, June 7, October 18
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Tompkins County Trust Company Study Room

Join us in 2018 as the 4 Seasons Book Club travels around the world!  We meet quarterly and welcome adults to discuss pre-selected works of modern fiction and celebrated classics.

This year we are exploring literature that enhances our understanding of other countries, peoples and cultures.

Titles are decided by group vote approximately 6-8 weeks before each book club meeting. Check this page or login to Goodreads for updates.

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Our fall selection which we will discuss on Thursday, October 18th, at 6:30 PM is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. This title is also our 2018 Community Read selection and another book discussion meeting will be offered on Wednesday, October 17th from Noon - 1 PM.

For more information, contact Joyce at jwheatley@tcpl.org. You can also register for the next 4 Seasons meeting on the Library's upcoming events calendar.


See what books 4 Seasons has read in the past--all of these titles are available as kits for your own book club meeting!

Truth Be Told Non-Fiction Book Club

Educated by Tara WestoverTuesdays in 2018: March 6, May 1, August 7, November 6
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Tompkins Trust Company Study Room

Truth Be Told Non-Fiction Book Club meets quarterly to discuss a selected non-fiction title. Our meetings are held on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm in the Tompkins Trust Company Study Room.

The November 6 selection is Educated by Tara Westover.

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it.

Please register with us in advance to obtain a copy of the selected title (there are a limited number available). For more information, or to register, contact Tom Burns at tburns@tcpl.org. You can also register for an upcoming Truth Be Told meeting by exploring our events calendar.


Check out TBT's past titles!

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.

Upcoming Book Club Events

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Clubs
About this event::
Join us for a discussion of "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson's deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family takes readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, mac...

STEAM Book Club

October 24, 2018
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM, Book Clubs
About this event::
Children ages 8-12 are invited to a STEAM-themed (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) book club. In October we will be joined by The Hammerstone School for a discussion of The House that Lou Built, by Mae Respicio. Registration is required...

YA Book Club

October 24, 2018
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Read
About this event::
Join us for our first YA Book Club meeting of the 2018-19 school year! We will be discussing the Community Read: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. Teens can pick up a free copy of the book to keep from the Teen Services office or...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
About this event::
Truth Be Told Non-Fiction Book Club meets quarterly to discuss a selected non-fiction title. Our meetings are held on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm in the Tompkins Trust Company Study Room. The November 6 selection is Educated by Tara Westover. Edu...

YA Book Club

November 17, 2018
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Clubs
About this event::
Join us each month to talk about a book we've all read. Participants can pick up a free copy of each month's book to read from the Teen Center office or the YS Reference desk.  Snacks and drinks will be provided. ...