Discussion Groups

There is a discussion group for almost everyone at Lancaster Public Library, covering the world of books and film, and some groups are open to any genre. Members have a say in what titles are chosen, so drop in and join in the discussion.

Monthly Book Discussion Group

2nd Thursday of each month at 10am in the Windolph Room

If you like reading a wide variety of literature (fiction and nonfiction), this is the group for you! Check out our 2014 reading list and drop in if you see a book you like. One of the criteria for selection is that the public libraries have a lot of copies, so you shouldn’t have to buy your own unless you really want to.

History Book Club (led by Erik Berthoud)

1st Wednesday of each month at 6pm in the Windolph Room

Anything historical is fair game in this special interest monthly book club, from the mists of ancient times to the modern era. With a Master’s degree in Medieval Studies, Erik Berthoud is the perfect host for this active book club. Here is our reading list for the first half of 2014.

Short Story Discussion Group (led by Judith Lile Hynes)

1st Wednesday of each month at 10am in the Windolph Room

Don’t have time to commit to a full-length novel? No need when there are so many fascinating short stories. We’ll discuss works by masters like James Joyce, John Updike, and Flannery O’Connor, as well as contemporary writers like Edith Pearlman, Nathan Englander, and Bobbie Ann Mason, exploring in depth the elements of character, plot, setting, style, and historical context. Read more about this program here.