Book Discussion Groups

Please note: Many of the following book clubs have moved to an online format. Please check the Virtual Programs for Adults page under “Book Discussion Groups.”


Lewes Public Library Book Club: 4th Thursday of the Month, 4:00 PM
A monthly book discussion group. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk. View complete LPL Book Club 2020 Book List.

Next meeting date TBD

Past Selections
2019 Book List
2018 Book List
2017 Book List
2016 Book List
2015 Book List
2014 Book List
2013 Book List


Lewes Public Library Cooks & Books: 1st Monday of the Month, 6:30 PM
Share your love of cooking and trying new recipes. Every month, the group selects a cookbook and each participant then chooses a recipe to prepare for the following month’s meeting. The group then meets to sample the dishes made and discuss the recipes. Stop by the Circulation Desk to choose a recipe from this month’s cookbook.

Next meeting date TBD


Lewes Public Library Evening Book Club: 2nd Thursday of the Month, 6:30 PM
A monthly book discussion group that meets in the evening. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.
March 11 | A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
April 8 | The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
May 13 | Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
June 10 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison


History Book Festival Book Discussion: 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 2:00 PM
A monthly discussion of books featured at the History Book Festival. Unless otherwise noted, the author will join the discussion via Skype.
Copies of the books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk. Books must be returned on the day of discussion. If you do not return the book in a timely manner, you will be charged for it. View current HBF 2019-2020 Book List

Next meeting date TBD

Past Selections
2018-19 Book List
2018 Book List


Natural Selections Book Group: 1st Wednesday of the Month, 5:00 PM
Discuss nature-themed books. 2020 Book List

January 6 | The Voice of the Coyote by J Frank Dobie – will meet online
February 3 | Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex by Olivia Judson – will meet online
March 3 | Never Home Alone: from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live by Rob Dunn
April 7 | Buzz, Sting, Bite : why we need insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
May 5 | A Naturalist at Large: The Best Essays of Bernd Heinrich by Bernd Heinrich
June 2 | She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer
July 7 | Everything All At Once : how to unleash your inner nerd, tap into radical curiosity, and solve any problem by Bill Nye
August 4 | Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Kimmerer
September 1 | Nature’s Best Hope: a new approach to conservation that starts in your yard by Doug Tallamy
October 6 | Eager: the surprising, secret life of beavers and why they matter by Ben Goldfarb
November 3 | The Hidden Life of Trees: what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world by Peter Wohlleben
December 1 | An Elegant Defense: the extraordinary new science of the immune system by Matt Richtel


AAUW Book Discussion: 1st Thursday of Month, 10:00 AM
The American Association of University Women sponsors a Notable Books discussion that meets on the first Thursday of the month in the small meeting room.
AAUW 2019-2020 Book List

Next meeting date TBD


Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book & Film Group: 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:00 PM
A partnership with the SDARJ, moderated by Dr. Aimee Wiest. The Alliance Book and Film Group, celebrating its 5th year, discusses classic and contemporary works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and cinematic art. Here is the list of 2021 titles.

December 22 | Mudbound (film directed by Dee Rees, 2017) – will meet online
January 26 | Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson – will meet online
February 23 | A Raisin in the Sun, Play by Lorraine Hansberry (1959), film directed by Daniel Petrie (1961); film directed by Kenny Leon (2007)
March 23 | How To Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi
April 27 | I Am Somebody’s Child, film directed by Janice Cook (2019)
May 25 | The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
June 22 | My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem
July 27 | Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
August 24 | Car Wash, film directed by Michael Schultz (1976)
September 28 | Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
October 26 | Forgotten, The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, At Home and At War by Linda Hervieux
November 30 | The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
December 28 | Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims