Book Clubs

December 5, 2022 at 6 PM


All are invited to join the Evening Book Club’s special guest, local author Tom Garvey:

If you were single, never married with no children or dependents, would you, if you had the opportunity, have lived “on the down low” in a secret apartment in Veterans Stadium? In this memoir we have an off the wall South Philly version of “The Phantom of the Opera”. If you had an opportunity to live in a major sports stadium of a team you grew up loving, what would you have done?

Check out these articles about Tom Garvey’s remarkable life and the stories he shares in The Secret Apartment:
NY Times – The Secret Apartment
The Secret Apartment – Facebook Page

Non-members of the Media-UP Evening Book Club can check out available copies in the DELCO Library System, purchase on Amazon here, or Tom Garvey will bring a limited amount of copies to the Book Discussion and willing to sign all copies afterwards.  

Our Library Hosts Two Monthly Book Clubs
Copies are kept behind the front desk. Call 610-566-1918 ext. 104 to be added to member list.


The Evening Book Club meets in person on the library’s second floor and Virtually via Zoom from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the first Monday every month except July, August and September (second Monday of the month).

JANUARY 9, 2023

The Funny Farm : My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski

Laurie Zaleski never aspired to run an animal rescue; that was her mother Annie’s dream. But from girlhood, Laurie was determined to make the dream come true. Thirty years later as a successful businesswoman, she did it, buying a 15-acre farm deep in the Pinelands of South Jersey. She was planning to relocate Annie and her caravan of ragtag rescues―horses and goats, dogs and cats, chickens and pigs―when Annie died, just two weeks before moving day. In her heartbreak, Laurie resolved to make her mother’s dream her own.


The Afternoon Book Club meets in person on the library’s second floor from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday every month.

December 15, 2022

The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank. Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched a plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey—to the City of New York. [Towles] shifting from voice to voice, skirting sentimentality and quirkiness with a touch of wistful regret, and leading up to an ending that is bound to provoke discussion. —Booklist

JANUARY 19, 2023

The Maid by Nita Prose

Molly Gray throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. 

But Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black—but will they be able to find the real killer before it’s too late?

“The reader comes to understand Molly’s worldview, and to sympathize with her longing to be accepted—a quest that gives The Maid real emotional heft.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)