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:
January 9 | Southern Living Soups, Stews, and Chilis
February 6 | The World in a Skillet by Chris Kimball
March 6 | Black Food: Stories, Art & Recipes From Across the African Diaspora by Bryant Terry
April 3 | Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen
May 1 | Cook’s Illustrated All-Time Best Appetizers
June 5 | America’s Test Kitchen Five Ingredient Dinners
July 3 | TBA
August 7 | TBA
September 11 | TBA
October 2 | TBA
November 6 | TBA
December 4 | TBA

Browseabout Book Club
Selected Sundays | 1:30 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 8 | Persuasion by Jane Austen (feature film and/or book)
February 12 | The Promise by Damon Galgut
March 12 | Matrix by Lauren Groff
April 2 | Season of Harvest by Linda Blaskey (Delaware poet)
May 7 | What Are You Going Through? by Sigrid Nunez


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 4, 2023 | no meeting
February 1 | The Delaware Naturalist Handbook by McKay Jenkins
March 1 | The Serengeti Rules: the quest to discover how life works and why it matters by Sean B. Carroll
April 5 | Vesper Flights: new and collected essays by Helen Macdonald
May 3 | Gathering Moss: a natural and cultural history of mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer
June 7 | Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
July 5 | no meeting
August 2 | There’s a hair in my dirt!: a worm’s story by Gary Larson and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
September 6 | A Life on Our Planet: my witness statement and my vision for the future by David Attenborough
October 4 | Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay by William Warner
November 1 | Finding the Mother Tree: discovering the wisdom of the forest by Suzanne Simard
December 6 | Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet by Marta McDowell


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 5| The Hospital: Life, Death and Dollars in a Small American Town by Brian Alexander
February 2 | The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade
March 2 | The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
April 6 | Matrix by Lauren Groff
May 4 | When we Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut
June 1 | Painting Time by Maylis de Kerangal
July 6 | The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
August 3 | Pastoral Song: A Farmer’s Journey by James Rebanks
September 7 | TBA
October 5 | TBA
November 2 | TBA
December 7 | no meeting


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 24 | The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jessmyn Ward et al.
February 28 | A Most Beautiful Thing (film)
March 28 | The Trees by Percival Everett
April 25 | United Skates (film)
May 23 | Kindred by Octavia Butler
June 27 | Diary of a Mad Black Woman (film)
July 25 | Nightcrawling by Leilah Mottley et al.
August 22 | Ernie Freeman: The Man in His Time by Mr. Agin A. Shaheed
September 26 | Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (film)
October 24 | Finding Me by Viola Davis
November 28 | The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (film)
December | no meeting


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 26 | The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
February 23 | Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
March 23 | Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
April 27 | The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
May 25 | Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
June 22 | Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon
July 27 | The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
August 24 | The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
September 28 | Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
October 26 | The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
November | no meeting *
December 7 | Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline *
* the November and December meetings are combined and meet on December 7.


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