Book Discussion Groups

Lewes Public Library Cooks & Books
1st Monday of the Month | 6:30 PM | In-person

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 dates:
December 6 | Cook’s Illustrated All Time Best Brunch
January 3 | CANCELED
February 7 | CANCELED
March 7 | Hungry Girl Simply 6: all-natural recipes with 6 ingredients or less
April 4 | Martha’s American Food
May 2 | Kosher Style
June 6 | TBA
July 11 | TBA
August 1 | TBA
September 12 | TBA
October 3 | TBA
November 7 | TBA
December 5 | TBA

Browseabout Book Club
3rd Monday of the Month | 3:30 PM | In-person and Online

The library is pleased to host Browseabout Book Club, celebrating its 25th year, discussing works of literary fiction, poetry, non-fiction and a range of genres. Members select works for their timely and timeless importance, uniqueness of perspective, and literary excellence. Book lovers welcome any time during the season. Moderator is Kathleen Baker.
More information is here or send an email.

Next meeting dates:
January 24 | The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen
February 21 | Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion
March 21 | Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
April 25 | Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Gluck
May 23 | The Soul of A Woman and/or The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
September 13 | TBA
October 11 | TBA
November 15 | TBA
December 13 | TBA


Lewes Public Library Evening Book Club
2nd Thursday of the Month | 6:30 PM | Online

A monthly book discussion group that meets in the evening. This group meets online via Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.
2021 Book List

Next meeting dates:
January | no meeting
February | no meeting
March 10 |  The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
April 14 | All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
May 12 | The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
June 9 | Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
July 14 | The Gown by Jennifer Robson
August 11 | In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
September 8 | The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
October 13 | Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
November 10 | Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
December 8 | Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell


Natural Selections Book Group
1st Wednesday of the Month | 5:00 PM | In-person and Online

Discuss nature-themed books. 2021 Book List | 2022 Book List

Next meeting dates:
January 5 | The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlbellen
February 2 | Erosion: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams
March 2 | The Age of Wood: our most useful material and the construction of civilization by A. R. Ennos
April 6 | Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt’s American Wilderness by David Gessner
May 4 | Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny by Michael Tomasello
June 1 | Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us by Ruth Kassinger
July | No meeting
August 3 | Entangled Life: how fungi make our worlds, change our minds & shape our futures by Merlin Sheldrake
September 7 | The Nature of Oaks: the rich ecology of our most essential native trees by Douglas W. Tallamy
October 5 | Chesapeake Requiem by Earl Swift
November 2 | Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush
December 7 | Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan C. Slaght


AAUW Book Discussion
1st Thursday of Month | 10:00 AM | In-person
The American Association of University Women sponsors a Notable Books discussion that meets on the first Thursday of the month.
AAUW 2021 Book List | AAUW 2022 Book List

Next meeting dates:
January 6 | The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
February 3 | The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
March 3 | The Innocents by Michael Crummy
April 7 | The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
May 5 | Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham
June 2 | Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fejardo-Anstine
July 7 | Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves by Frans De Waal
August 4 | Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson


Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book & Film Group
4th Tuesday of the month | 6:00 PM | In-person and Online
A partnership with the SDARJ. The Alliance Book and Film Group, celebrating its 5th year, discusses classic and contemporary works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and cinematic art. 2021 Title List

Next meeting dates:
January 25 | Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
February 22 | One Night in Miami (film)
March 22 | How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning of the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
April 26 | Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
May 24 | The Color of Water by James McBride
June 28 | The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
July 26 | West of Rehoboth by Alexs D. Pate
August 23 | Dolomite Is My Name (film)
September 27 | The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
October 25 | Just as I Am: A Memoir by Cicely Tyson + a movie of your choice with Cicely Tyson
November 29 | Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
December 27 | Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (film)


LPL Book Club
4th Thursday of the Month | 4:00 PM | In-person

A monthly book discussion group. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

Next meeting dates:
January 27 | Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
February 24 | Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
March 24 | Faithful by Alice Hoffman
April 28 | The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
May 26 | Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
June 23 | A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight
July 28 | This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
August 25 | A Good Neighborhood by Therese Fowler
Septempber 22 | The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
October 27 | Longbourn by Jo Baker
NOTE: the November meeting takes place the first Thursday of December. There is no meeting on December 22.
December 1 | Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (note change in meeting date)


Past Selections
2020 Book List
2019 Book List
2018 Book List
2017 Book List
2016 Book List
2015 Book List
2014 Book List
2013 Book List