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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.

2021/2022 Book List

MonthBookAuthor
June 2022 Hamnet Maggie O'Farrell
July 2022 Tokyo Ueno Station Yu Miri
August 2022 Hostage Clare Mackintosh
September 2022 A Madness of Sunshine Nalini Singh
October 2022 The Starless Sea Erin Morgenstern
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

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. Through the end of this year, the club will be dedicated to finishing the collection originally focused on during the 2019-2020 session that was cut short: Imperfect Ideal: Utopian & Dystopian Visions. The reading selection for the second half of the session will be determined at a later date.

Contact [email protected] to get a copy of the current reading anthology.
2022-2023 Featured Collection: Imperfect Ideal: Utopian & Dystopian Visions.

2022-2023 Reading List

   DateTitleAuthorPage#
9/12/2022 The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State Vladimir Lenin Pg. 297-315
9/26/2022 We Yevgeny Zamyatin Pg. 317-339
10/17/2022 The Machine Stops EM Forster Pg. 345-378
10/31/2022 Black Box Jennifer Egan Pg. 379-418
11/14/2022 Jon George Saunders Pg. 419-447
11/28/2022 Time Capsule Found in the Dead Planet Margaret Atwood Pg. 449-461
12/12/2022 Silent Spring Rachel Carson Pg. 449-461

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 Titles

MonthBookAuthor
May 2022 Scandal in Babylon Barbara Hambly
June 2022 The Stranger Inside Lisa Unger
July 2022 (Non-fiction) Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery Robert Kolker
August 2022 Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz
September 2022 The Anatomy of Desire L.R. Dorn
October 2022 Rabbit Hole Mark Billingham
November 2022 The Current Tim Johnston
December 2022 The Hunting Party Lucy Foley

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!