Book Clubs

Bestsellers Book Discussion Group

Third Thursdays at 6:30 pm at the Bridgeville Library

Thursday, January 19

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

The New York Times bestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story—sharing Antonina’s life as “the zookeeper’s wife,” while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Goodreads

The feature film adaptation will be released March 31, 2017.

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman - Cover Art / Movie Poster

Fourth Thursday Book Group

Fourth Thursdays at 6 pm. Locations announced each month.

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin - Cover Art

Thursday, January 26 at 6:00

Join us for lively conversation, good food, and a great book! New members are always welcome.

Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness. NoveList


Mystery Book Club

First Wednesdays at 11:30 am at La Bella Bean.

Wednesday, February 1

Join us as we sink our teeth into a good mystery while indulging in a great lunch.

When Mary Russell meets famous detective Sherlock Holmes, she discovers that he is also a beekeeper. Soon she finds herself on the trail of kidnappers and discovers a plot to kill both Holmes and herself. NoveList



The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King - Cover Art

Twentysomething(ish) Book Club

Fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the Bridgeville Panera.

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke - Cover Art

Wednesday, January 25

Wink, Poppy, and Midnight’s three separate voices come together to reveal the secrets and mysteries hiding in the woods around their home. NoveList