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Groups and Clubs

Book and Film Group meetings are currently being held virtually.

Wednesday Book Group :

Please join us for a book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them! 

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the book for each meeting.

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Bewilderment - Richard Powers
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - Hidden Valley Road - Robert Kolker
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Beasts of a Little Land - Juhea Kim

Contemporary Issues Book Group :

Join us for monthly discussions (and books) that deal with issues facing our society.

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm.  Please contact Liz (lizr@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the book for each meeting.

  • Monday, February 7, 2022 - The Storm is Upon Us by Mike Rothschild
  • Monday, March 7, 2022 - On the Clock by Emily Guendelsberger
  • Monday, May 2, 2022 - The Afghanistan Papers by Craig Whitlock
  • Monday, June 6, 2022 - You're In the Wrong Bathroom by Laura Erickson-Schroth

 

    Documentary Film Group:

Please join us for a virtual discussion of Documentary films. Do you enjoy learning while being entertained? Do you wish Ken Burns could be your best friend? If so, this is the group for you!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the movie for each meeting.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - Acasa, My Home
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - Apollo 11
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - No meeting
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - Julia
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - Summer of Soul

Feel-Good Book Group:

Do you want to be uplifted when you read? Do you know that the best medicine for a dreary day is a good cup of tea and some Fredrick Backman, or Rachel Joyce? Join us for the Feel-Good book group. We will read books that will leave us feeling hopeful, happy, and full in heart. And then we will meet virtually (with a good cup of tea), and talk about how beautiful life can be!

Meetings will be held at 6:30pm. We will contact you prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Registration is required so you can join us virtually. Register here!

Please contact the library about borrowing the book for each meeting.
 
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

Genealogy Series:

Do you enjoy genealogy? Do you want to improve your research skills or chat about family history with others?

Join us online every other Tuesday from 6-7pm to immerse yourself in the subject with other enthusiastic participants. We’ll discuss records, cemeteries, research skills and so much more.

View our current offerings and register on the library calendar: https://derrypl.org/events/adult

IFC Film Group:

Please join us for a discussion of Independent, Foreign, and Classic films. We will watch the film at home and gather to discuss it!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the movie for each meeting.

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - The Artist
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - Amreeka
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - Bringing Up Baby
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - Amour

Poetry Book Group:
 
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words” – John Fowles
 

Do you enjoy poetry and wish you could talk about it with someone? Or, do you wish you understood poetry and what it was trying to say? Then join our monthly, pressure-free discussion group where we tiptoe and soar through the world of the word!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

This group will meet monthly. Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the materials for each meeting.

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - Pablo Neruda - Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - Sarah Kay - No Matter the Wreckage
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - Gwendolyn Brooks - In the Mecca
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - Amanda Gorman - Call Us What We Carry
 
Popular History Book Group:
 
Please join us for a virtual discussion of books about popular history! Do you love history? So do we! Join us as we make our way through the pages of the past!
 
Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

This group will meet monthly. Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions. 

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the book for each meeting. 
 
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - Travels with George - Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - Wild Swans - Jung Chang
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - Camera Man - Dana Stevens
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - Fatal Shore - Robert Hughes

 

Science Book Group:

Please join us for a virtual meeting where we discuss books about science! Do you read Carl Zimmer and Mary Roach, Brian Greene and Sam Kean? We do too! Join us for an exploration of the natural world, and beyond!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

This group will meet monthly. Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the materials for each meeting.

  • Monday, May 23, 2022 - Patient Zero by Lydia Kang
  • Monday, June 27, 2022 - Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
  • Monday, July 18, 2022 - Buzz, Sting, Bite by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
  • Monday, August 22, 2022 - A Molecule Away from Madness by Sara Manning Peskin
  • Monday, September 26, 2022- Entangled Life - Merlin Sheldrake