Book Clubs

COVID-19 UPDATE: Some book clubs have opted to continue to meet via Zoom and some are meeting in person. Please contact the coordinator of your club with questions.

For a complete list of upcoming programs, visit the library events calendar.

Jump to: Drop Dead Book Club, Fourth Tuesday Book Club, Century Book Club, Teen Book Club


Logo for the Drop Dead Book Club. Maroon circle over a photo of foggy woods. Text in the circle reads "C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Edgewood. Drop Dead Book Club. First Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at CCM Edgewood."

Drop Dead Book Club

The Drop Dead Book Club is on summer hiatus for the months of July & August. The group will return to their regular schedule in September.

First Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Board Room at CCM Edgewood

Contact: Linda Herward, herward@pitt.edu

Since 2003, the Drop Dead Book Club has read a mystery every month. The atmosphere is informal.  The group has a facilitator/record keeper but not a discussion leader.  Books are chosen by consensus. 

DateTitleAuthor
Jan 5The Guest ListLucy Foley
Feb 2When the Stars Go DarkPaula McLain
Mar 2The House on Vesper SandsParaic O’Donnell
Apr 6The Missing AmericanKwei Quartey
May 4The Thursday Murder ClubRichard Osman
Jun 1Murder in Old BombayNev March

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

Logo for the 4th Tuesday Book Club. Blue circle over a photo of many books with open pages. Text inside the circle reads "C.C. Mellor Memorial Library, Forest Hills. 4th Tuesday Book Club. Fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at the Westinghouse Lodge."

Fourth Tuesday Book Club

Fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Westinghouse Lodge

799 Barclay Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 (next to CCM Forest Hills)

Contact: Cameron Bloom, bloomc@einetwork.net

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 at the Westinghouse Lodge in Forest Hills.

DateTitleAuthor
Jan 25The Night WatchmanLouise Erdrich
Feb 22Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale Hurston
Mar 22The Women’s MarchJennifer Chiaverini
Apr 26You Never Forget Your FirstAlexis Coe
May 24SooleyJohn Grisham
Jun 28 Say NothingPatrick Radden Keefe
Jul 26The Heiress of PittsburghKen Gormley
Aug 23The Code BreakerWalter Isaacson
Sep 27The Rose CodeKate Quinn
Oct 25Hidden Valley RoadRobert Kolker
Nov 22This is Your Mind on PlantsMichael Pollan
Dec 27Last Night at the LobsterStewart O’Nan
Logo for the Century Book Club. Green circle over a photo of book spines. Text inside the circle reads "C.C. Mellor Memorial Library, Edgewood. Century Book Club. Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on Zoom."

Century Book Club

Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on Zoom

Contact: Cameron Bloom, bloomc@einetwork.net

Click here to join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 833 7768 4991
Passcode: 602439

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.

DateTitleAuthorYear
Feb 16Up From SlaveryBooker T. Washington1901
Mar 16Ethan FromeEdith Wharton1911
Apr 20The Beautiful and DamnedF. Scott Fitzgerald1921
May 18The Good EarthPearl S. Buck1931
Jun 15Mildred PierceJames M. Cain1941
Jul 20FoundationIsaac Asimov1951
Aug 17Catch-22Joseph Heller1961
Sep 21The Lathe of HeavenUrsula K. LeGuin1971
Oct 19The Heart of a WomanMaya Angelou1981
Nov 16How the Garcia Girls Lost their AccentsJulia Alvarez1991
Dec 21The Bonesetter’s DaughterAmy Tan2001
Jan 18
(2023)
Half-Blood BluesEsi Eduygan2011
Feb 15
(2023)
TBD2021

Teen Book Club

See the Teen Programs & Events page for information about this program.