Book Club

The library currently has two adult book groups.  The Bookies have been meeting for over 25 years and meet the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm.  Currently meeting virtually.   The M.A.D. About Books group is newer and meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm.  Currently meeting virtually with plans to meet at the Zelienople Community Park gazebo during the Summer months.  Both groups work from a list of books chosen by the group members.  Each member takes a turn hosting the meeting when their book choice is discussed.  Snacks are always included.  We read a variety of fiction with the occasional nonfiction title thrown in and read at least one classic novel a year.  Participants do not have to purchase books.  We borrow them from other libraries.  We also play one murder mystery game a year.  Field trips related to our books are also occasionally planned.  If you are interested in joining a book group, please leave your contact info with the staff.

Titles to be discussed in 2022 include:

For the Bookies:

  • The Language of Flowers/Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Melchizedek/Ellen Gunderson Traylor
  • Fever/John G. Fuller
  • State of Terror/Louise Penny and Hillary Clinton
  • The Sentence/Louise Erdrich
  • This Tender Land/William Kent Krueger
  • The Last Bookshop in London/Madeline Martin
  • Interior Chinatown/Charles Yu
  • The Personal Librarian/Marie Benedict
  • Raft of Stars/Andrew J. Graff
  • Rust/Eliese Colette Goldbach
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray/Oscar Wilde
  • The Bohemians/Jasmine Darznik
  • Women of the Bible/Shannon Bream

Other novels of interest:  Cloud Cuckoo Land

The M.A.D. about Books group:

  • One Thousand White Women:  the journals of May Dodd/Jim Fergus
  • The Personal Librarian/Marie Benedict
  • The Alice Network/Kate Quinn
  • Circle of Influence/Annette Dashofy
  • The Ringmaster’s Wife/Kate Cambron
  • Station Eleven/Emily St. John Mandel
  • Rules of Civility/Amor Towles
  • The Lincoln Highway/Amor Towles
  • The Johnstown Flood/David McCullough
  • Crazy Rich Asians/Kevin Kwan