Book Clubs

C.C. Mellor is home to three book clubs, each with their own theme and meeting location. There are no requirements to join any group, but you can contact the facilitator for more information on each group. If you need help acquiring the book for any group, ask a staff member at any branch, and they’ll help you order one to your preferred pickup location.

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Drop Dead Book Club

First Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at CCM Edgewood

1 Pennwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Contact: Valerie Miller, & Ralph Melton,

Since 2003, the Drop Dead Book Club has read a mystery every month. The atmosphere is informal, with facilitators but no discussion leader.  Books are chosen by consensus. 

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Jan 3Murder In an Irish VillageCarlene O’Connor and J. D. Robb
Feb 7Find HerLisa Gardner
Mar 6 Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice For MurderersJesse Q. Sutanto
Apr 3The Only One LeftRiley Sager
May 1 Pretty GirlsKarin Slaughter

For a complete list of past and future books and meeting dates, please visit the Drop Dead Book Club website.

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Fourth Tuesday Book Club

Fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at CCM Forest Hills.

4400 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Contact: Cameron Bloom,

The 4th Tuesday Book Club reads books on a wide variety of subjects and genres: fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary. Join us for lively discussions on–you guessed it–the 4th Tuesday of every month in the Community Room beside the CCM Forest Hills Library.

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Jan 23When Smoke Ran Like WaterDevra Lee Davis
Feb 27Cloud Cuckoo LandAnthony Doerr
Mar 26The Splendid and the VileErik Larson
Apr 23HorseGeraldine Brooks
May 28American Sirens Kevin Hazzard
Jun 25Free Food for Billionaires Min Jin Lee
Jul 23Killer of the Flower MoonDavid Grann
Aug 27Demon CopperheadBarbara Kingsolver
Sep 24River of DoubtCandice Miller
Oct 22Missing HeartsCeleste Ng
Nov 26Differ We MustSteven Inskeep
Dec 24Lessons in ChemistryBonnie Garmus

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Century Book Club

Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on Zoom

Contact: Cameron Bloom,

Click here to join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 851 9143 0785
Passcode: 635567 (“Mellor,” for the pre-keyboard phone crowd)

Originally started to commemorate CCM’s centennial in 2018, the Century Book club reads books from each decade of the 20th and 21st centuries in sequence. Past selections have been fiction, nonfiction, drama, short stories, and more.

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Jan 17 2024CoralineNeil Gaiman2002
Feb 21 2024The Round HouseLouise Erdrich2012
Mar 20 2024I Can’t Wait to Call You My WifeRita Roberts2022
Apr 17 2024The Souls of Black FolkW.E.B. DuBois1903
May 15 2024The Custom of the CountryEdith Wharton1913
Jun 19 2024The Inimitable JeevesP.G. Wodehouse1923
Jul 17 2024The Thin ManDashiell Hammett1933
Aug 21 2024A Tree Grows in BrooklynBetty Smith1943
Sept 18 2024The NarrowsAnn Petry1953
Oct 16 2024A Wrinkle in TimeMadeleine L’Engle1963
Nov 20 2024SulaToni Morrison1973
Dec 18 2024The Best of SimpleLangston Hughes1983
Jan 15 2025Parable of the SowerOctavia Butler1993
Feb 19 2025The Kite RunnerKhaled Hosseini2003
Mar 19 2025Mr. LovermanBernardine Evaristo2013