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The Cape May County Library hosts various book blubs for our patrons. 1st Thursday Book Club Join us in a lively discussion of recent literary fiction. We meet the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Cape May Court House Library. Below is the current reading list. If you would like to be part of any or all of these discussions, you are welcome to join us. No need to sign up - just show up! Great Books Book Club Join us for a discussions on a varied range of reading selections from the Great Books Foundation. We meet September through May, every other Thursday from 10AM-12PM at the Cape May Court House Library. Below is the current reading list. If you would like to be part of any or all of these discussions, you are welcome to join us, no sign-up required. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get a copy of the current reading anthology. This year’s book: Great Conversations Vol. 1. Online Book Clubs Join any of our free Online Book Clubs and start reading new and exciting books in your email. Each day we'll send you a 5-minute portion of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. If you'd like to finish a book, stop by the library and pick up a copy. Every week we feature new books. Sign up with your e-mail address today and start reading tomorrow. The following clubs are available: Audio Books - Business Books - Fiction Books - Good News Books - Horror Books - Mystery Books - NonFiction Books - Pre-Publication Books - Romance Books - Science Fiction Books - Teen Books

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1st Thursday Book Club

If you are interested in attending the virtual book club meeting for the 1st Thursday Book Club please contact Kathy Tweed by phone (609-780-1840) or by email ([email protected]) to gain access. Join us in a lively discussion of recent literary fiction. We meet the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. If you would like to be part of any or all of these discussions, you are welcome to join us.

Book Selections

MonthBookAuthor
November 2022 The Midnight Library Matt Haig
December 2022 A Promised Land Barack Obama
January 2023 The Full Cupboard of Life Alexander McCall Smith
February 2023 The Sweetness of Water Nathan Harris
March 2023 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr
April 2023 How the Word is Passed Clint Smith
May 2023 Piranesi Susanna Clark
June 2023 A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder Dianne Freeman
July 2023 The Weight of Ink Rachel Kadish
August 2023 The Personal Librarian Marie Benedict & Victoria C. Murray
September 2023 The Lost Daughter Elena Ferrante
October 2023 The Lincoln Highway Amor Towles
November 2023 The Sentence Louise Erdrich
December 2023 Crossroads Jonathan Franzen

Great Books Book Club

Join us for a discussions on a varied range of reading selections from the Great Books Foundation. We meet September through May, every other Monday from 10AM-12PM at the Cape May Court House Library. All are welcome, no sign-up required. For information about the readings, contact K.Rose at the Court House Branch.

Contact [email protected] to get a copy of the current reading anthology.
2022-2023 Featured Collection: Classic Reading for Discussion. Volume 1.

2022-2023 Reading List

   DateTitleAuthorPage#
1/9/23 "A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms" from Gulliver's Travels Johnathan Swift Pg. 123-201
1/23/23 "A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms" from Gulliver's Travels Johnathan Swift Pg. 123-201
3/6/23 "Wealth of Nations" Adam Smith Pg. 205-247
3/20/23 "Wealth of Nations" Adam Smith Pg. 205-247
4/3/23 King Lear (Acts I-II) William Shakespeare Pg. 1-116
4/17/23 King Lear (Acts III-V) William Shakespeare Pg. 1-116
5/1/23 The Federalist Papers No. 10 James Madison Pg. 256-264
5/15/23 Excerpt from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Pg. 268-275

Mystery at the Library Book Club

The Cape May County Library hosts the Mystery at the Library Book Club in conjunction with Baker and Taylor Distributors and Sourcebooks Publishing. This virtual book club is for adults 18+ interested in reading a variety of thrilling murder mystery tales. Mystery at the Library meets the 4th Monday of every month from 6:30 – 8 pm via GoToMeeting. Registration is required for this virtual event. In order to receive the link to attend, sign up through our events calendar. Contact Kara Buono [email protected] or 609-463-6350 ext 802

Upcoming Selections

MonthBookAuthor
November 2022 The Current Tim Johnston
December 2022 The Hunting Party Lucy Foley
January 2023 The Corpse Flower Anne Mette Hancock
February 2023 Botanist's Guide to Poisons and Parties Kate Khavari
March 2023 Local Woman Missing Mary Kubica
April 2023 Lies I Tell Julie Clark
May 2023 A House of Ghosts W.C. Ryan
June 2023 The Woman in the Library Sulari Gentill
July 2023 (Non-Fiction) HellTown: Cape Cod Serial Killer Casey Sherman
August 2023 The Marlow Murder Club Robert Thorogood
September 2023 False Witness Karin Slaughter
October 2023 Twenty Years Later Charles Donlea
November 2023 Bullet Train Kotaro Isaka
December 2023 Christmas Cake Murder Joanne Fluke

Online Book Clubs

Join any of our free Online Book Clubs and start reading new and exciting books in your email. Each day we'll send you a 5-minute portion of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. If you'd like to finish a book, stop by the library and pick up a copy. Every week we feature new books. Sign up with your e-mail address today and start reading tomorrow. The following clubs are available: Audio Books - Business Books - Fiction Books - Good News Books - Horror Books - Mystery Books - NonFiction Books - Pre-Publication Books - Romance Books - Science Fiction Books - Teen Books

 

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Sustainable Book Group

The Sustainable Book Group is hosted by The Upper Township Green Team and holds monthly Zoom discussions on books about the changing climate and environment as well as related topics. Join the group for discussions, book reviews, book recommendations, and more on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Registration is required. Book selections and readers guides can be found through the registration link in our events calendar. Click here to find the next meeting on the Library events calendar!