If you’ve resolved to read more in 2021, our book clubs are a great way to discover a new book or author and connect with other readers. Our groups are currently meeting virtually—it’s easy to join the discussions from your computer, tablet or phone! Book selections are available for you to borrow each month. Call (814) 536-5131 and select option 1 to reserve your copy for Curbside Pickup.

Find a book club that suits your reading style (and take a peek at some of the books lined up for 2021):

A Novel Idea

2nd Tuesday of every month
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
January’s Selection: Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

This daytime book club discusses an eclectic mix of fiction and historical fiction books. Please email homanj@cclsys.org for information on how to join the meeting.

Coming in 2020: Gilead • Mapmaker’s Children • Mountains beyond Mountains • Elizabeth and Hazel

Books on Tap

4th Thursday of every month
6 to 8 p.m.
January’s Selection: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This group discusses both fiction and non-fiction books as selected by the group. This group is currently meeting virtually. When it’s safe to do so, Books on Tap will resume meeting at various restaurants in the Johnstown area. Interested in joining? Email hessr@cclsys.org for more information.

Coming in 2020: Winter Solstice • In Time: The Killing of Polly Paul • Behold the Dreamers

Teen Reading Lounge

TRL is an award-winning, interactive book club designed exclusively for teens by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. In 2020, our teen readers discussed “The Tea Dragon Society” by Katie O’Neill, “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, and even a cookbook by Leanne Brown, “Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day”. For more information, please email homanj@cclsys.org.