Book Discussions

Lewes Public Library Book Club: 4th Thursday of the Month, 4:00pm
A monthly book discussion group. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk. View complete LPL Book Club 2019 Book List

April 25: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
May 23: The Red House by Mark Haddon

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


History Book Festival Book Discussion: 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 2 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.

November 14: Dinner in Camelot by Joseph A. Esposito
December 19: Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock by Amy Werbel
January 16: The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
February 20: The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization by Nicholas P. Money
March 20: The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
April 17: Chesapeake Requiem: a Year With the Waterman of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift
May 15: Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America’s Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective Who Brought Them to Justice by William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce
June 19: Practical Equality : forging justice in a divided nation by Robert Tsai
July 17: TBD
August 21: Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman
September 18: no meeting – use the time to read books for the 2019 Festival!


Natural Selections Book Group: 1st Wednesday of the Month, 6:30pm
Discuss nature-themed books. 2019 Book List

May 1: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg
June 5: All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses – How the White House Grounds have Grown with America by Marta McDowell


AAUW Book Discussion: 1st Thursday of Month, 10:00am
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.
2018-2019 Book List

May 2: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
June 6: Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus


Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book & Film Group: 4th Tuesday of the month, 6 PM
A partnership with the SDARJ, moderated by Dr. Aimee Wiest.

April 30: From #blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
May 28: In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu