Library Reading Groups

The 2015-2016 Reading Group lists are posted here.

Annville Free Library

Lebanon Library Tues Evening Group

Lebanon Library Thursday Afternoon Group

Matthews Public Library

Myerstown Community Library – hosts quarterly facilitated book discussions. Check their page for updates.

Palmyra Public Library

Annville Free Library The AFL book group generally meets on the last Monday night of the month at 6:30pm. We are a laid back group of guys and gals and we welcome new members. There is no need to register. Just show up! The group does not meet in December.

  • Jan. 25, 2016. Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard (One Book, One Community 2016 selection)
  • February 29 – Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
  • March 28 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • April 25 – The Storied Life of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • June 6 – Dead Wake by Erik Larsen

Lebanon Community Library Tues. evening book group
Group meets the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm

2016 Selections:

  • January 26, 2016. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
  • February 23, 2016. Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard
  • March 29, 2016. I’m Perfect  You’re Doomed by Kyria Abrahams
  • April 26, 2016. The Man Who Made Vermeer by Jonathan Lopez
  • May 31, 2016.  The Witches by Stacy Schiff
  • No June Meeting
  • July 26, 2016. The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose
  • August 30, 2016. The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
  • September, 2016. A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester
  • October, 2016. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  • November, 2016. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • December, 2016. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  • January, 2017.  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

2015 Selections:

  • Jan. 27, 2015. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • Feb. 24, 2015. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – 2015 OBOC selection
  • Mar. 31, 2015. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester (*note date change)
  • June 23, 2015. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  • July 28, 2015. Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes
  • August 25, 2015. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • September 22, 2015. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • October 27, 2015. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • November 24, 2015. Bel Canto Ann Patchett
  • December 22, 2015. The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault

Lebanon Community Library Thursday afternoon book group
Meets the 1st Thursday at 2pm

2016 Selections:

  • January 7, 2016. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doeer
  • February 4, 2016. Gaining Ground: a story of farmers’ markets, local food and saving the family farm by Forrest Pritchard   (One Book, One Community 2016 selection)
  • March 3, 2016. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • April 7, 2016. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

2015 Selections:

  • Jan. 8, 2015. Dave Barry Turns 50 by Dave Barry
  • Feb. 4, 2015. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – 2015 OBOC selection
  • Mar. 4, 2015. To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild
  • April 2, 2015. A Higher Call by Adam Makos
  • May 7, 2015. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wrecker
  • June 4, 2015. Moloka’i by Alan Brennet
  • July 2, 2015. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • August 6, 2015. Family Life by Akil Sharma
  • Sept. 3, 2015. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • Oct. 1, 2015. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

PALMYRA PUBLIC LIBRARY Book Club
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:45pm at the library at 50 Landings Drive, Annville, PA.
Call 717-838-1347 for more information.

  • January 11, 2016. Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson 
  • February 8, 2016. Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard
  • March 14, 2016. One Missed Step by Barbara Morris
  • April 11, 2016. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • May 9, 2016. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

MATTHEWS PUBLIC LIBRARY Book Club
The club meets upstairs in the library at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month to discuss the month’s literary selection.

  • January 26, 2016. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  • February 23, 2016. Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard (this year’s One Book One Community selection!)
  • March 22, 2016. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  • April 26, 2016. Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
  • May 24, 2016. Evensong by Gail Godwin
  • June 28, 2016.  Tinkers by Paul Harding
  • July 26, 2016.  The Rules of Engagement by Anita Brookner
  • August 23, 2016  Lucky by Alice Sebold