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. 

Sep 6The Secrets of WishtideKate Saunders
Oct 4Sworn to SilenceLinda Castillo
Nov 1The NannyGilly Macmillan
Dec 6All the Dangerous ThingsStacy Willingham

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.

Jan 24Pathways to our Sustainable FuturePatricia DeMarco
Feb 28The Winemaker’s WifeKristin Harmel
Mar 28Madam SpeakerSusan Page
Apr 25The Hidden Life of TreesPeter Wohlleben
May 23Empire of PainPatrick Radden Keefe
Jun 27PachinkoMin Jin Lee
Jul 25Agatha Christie: a Mysterious LifeLaura Thompson
Aug 22KindredOctavia Butler
Sep 26This is HappinessNiall Williams
Oct 24Hope Made RealArlene D. Brown
Nov 28The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekKim Michele Richardson
Dec 26The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle DogDave Barry

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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.

Mar 15The Hound of the BaskervillesArthur Conan Doyle1902
Apr 19The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored ManJames Weldon Johnson1912
May 17The Enchanted AprilElizabeth Von Arnim1922
Jun 21Brave New WorldAldous Huxley1932
Jul 19The StrangerAlbert Camus1942
Aug 16East of EdenJohn Steinbeck1952
Sep 20Silent SpringRachel Carson1962
Oct 18The Stepford WivesIra Levin1972
Nov 15The Women of Brewster PlaceGloria Naylor1982
Dec 20Fever PitchNick Hornby1992
Jan 17CoralineNeil Gaiman2002
Feb 21The Round HouseLouise Erdrich2012
Mar 20TBD2022