Here’s a glance at local book clubs and discussion groups in York County. The listing is just a beginning, though — if you belong to, head up or know of one we missed, please leave a comment here or email email@example.com.
Through the York County Libraries:
– Literacy Society Book Discussion – Arthur Hufnagel
Meets the fourth Monday of each month. Light refreshments. Registration not required.
– Friday Afternoon Book Club – Collinsville
This group meets the first Friday each month from 1 to 3 p.m. New members are welcome to join this fun group for lively discussion and refreshments. Call the library at 717-927-9014 for details. May’s Book is “The Rent Collector” by Camron Wright.
– Thursday Evening Book Club – Collinsville
This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. New members welcome. Call the library at 717-927-9014 for details. May’s book is “The Heretic’s Daughter” by Kathleen Kent.
– Christian Fiction Book Discussion Group – Dover
This group meets 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month and is growing but new members are still welcome. Visit the display, borrow and read the book, and then join the discussion. For more information or to register, call the library at 717-292-6814.
– Book Discussion Group For Adults – Dover
The Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of each month. For information on the current read, visit the library or call 717-292-6814.
– Adult Book Discussion – Glatfelter
The Adult Book Discussion group meets the last Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a pre-selected and pre-read book. New members are welcome. Find upcoming titles through the end of 2013 here.
– Noontime Book Talk – Guthrie
Held the third Monday of each month in the Hormel Reading Room. Call the library at 717-632-5183 for details. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are available at the library cafe. May’s book is “The House I Loved” by Tatiana de Rosnay, presented by Toni Burns. Find upcoming titles through the end of 2013 here.
– Adult Book Discussion – Kaltreider
This group meets 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Board Room. No registration required. New members always welcome. May’s book is “Day After Night” by Anita Diamant.
– Men’s Discussion — Kaltreider
This group typically meets noon on the third Friday of every month, led by Colin Harris. No registration required. All men are welcome. Call the library at 717-244-2032 for this month’s selection.
– Mystery Readers – Kaltreider
This group meets at noon on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Board Room. May’s book is “Defending Jacob” by Willian Landlay.
– Martin’s Mystery Book Club – Martin
7 p.m. May 28. Meets in the third-floor conference room. May’s book is “City of the Sun” by David Levien. Private detective Frank Behr has been perfectly content living a solitary life, working on a few simple cases, and attempting to move on from his painful past. But when Paul and Carol Gabriel ask him to help them find their missing son, he can hardly refuse. Going against everything he fears — Behr’s been around too long to hope for a happy ending — he enters into an uneasy partnership with Paul on a quest for the truth that will become both dangerous and haunting. Call Kim Klinedinst at 717-846-5300, ext. 269, with questions.
– Book Club — Paul Smith
Meets on the second Friday of each month at 1 p.m. Join former librarian Chris Chilcote for this lively book discussion. Call 717-235-4313 to reserve a copy of this month’s book.
– Rowdy Readers Book Discussion Group — Village
Meets 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Call the library at 717-428-1034 for this month’s book.
–Village Readers Book Discussion Group – Village
Noon May 23. May’s book is ”Round House” by Louise Erdrich.
Elsewhere in York County:
– OLLI at Penn State York presents its spring book club
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays March 5, April 23 and May 21 at the Penn State Conference Center, main classroom building. Cost is $15 and the club is open to OLLI members only. Facilitated by Rosemary Dill and Pat McGrath. March’s title will be “Defending Jacob” by William Landay, April’s will be “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls and May’s will be “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss. For details or to register, call 717-771-4015.