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 Evening Book Club: 2nd Thursday of the Month, 6:30 PM
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

September 9 | The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
October 14 | The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
November 11 | Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 9 | Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy


Natural Selections Book Group: 1st Wednesday of the Month, 5:00 PM
Discuss nature-themed books. 2021 Book List

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.
AAUW 2021 Book List | AAUW 2022 Book List

October 7 | Milkman by Anna Burns
November 4 | Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell
December 2 | no meeting
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
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. 2021 Title List

September 28 | The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee | a Delaware Community Foundation Book Circle offering – Online & In-person | Register now
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


LPL 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.

September 23 | Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
October 28 | The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
December 2 | The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan
NOTE: the November meeting takes place the first Thursday of December. There is no meeting on December 23.


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

Book Discussion Group on Temporary Hiatus

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