Weekly book clubs alternating between the classics and graphic novels

BookClub has concluded for the 2019 season. Check back in the spring for 2020 dates.

​Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss classics and graphic novels in the park’s outdoor Reading Room. Stop by the Reading Room before our events and get your free book for the discussion, available while supply lasts.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press and Penguin Random House. All events are free and open to the public.

June 4, 2019 - August 13, 2019
Tuesdays, 12:30pm

See the entire BookClub lineup below. Visit the Reading Room for more information and programs.

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Classics BookClub 2019 Schedule

June 4, 18, July 2, 16, 30, August 13
Tuesdays, 12:30pm

June 4: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Hosted by Kayleen Schaefer, Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

June 18: The Gallic War by Julius Caesar
Hosted by Barry Strauss, Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

July 2: On Murder by Thomas De Quincey
Hosted by Abbigail N. Rosewood, If I Had Two Lives

July 16: Villette by Charlotte Brontë
Hosted by H. S. Cross, Grievous

July 30: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Hosted by James Mustich, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

August 13: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Hosted by J. A. Dauber, Mayhem and Madness

Graphic Novel BookClub 2019 Schedule

June 11, 25, July 9, 23, August 6
Tuesdays, 12:30pm

June 11: Mera: Tidebreaker (DC Comics) with Danielle Paige, Writer

June 25: Kodansha Manga Comics
Featuring Kodansha Editors Kiichiro Sugawara, Tomo Tran, and Naho Yamada
Hosted by Ben Applegate, Director of Publishing Services, Penguin Random House

July 9: Archie 1941 (Archie Comics) with Thomas Pitilli, Illustrator, Riverdale Comics, and Micol Ostow, Writer, Riverdale Comics
Hosted by Kelly Coyle-Crivelli, Penguin Random House

July 23: We Are Here Forever (Quirk Books) with Michelle Gish, Writer and Illustrator
Hosted by Tres Dean, Author of For Your Consideration: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

August 6: Dear Justice League (DC Comics) with Michael Northrop, Writer
Hosted by Alexander Zalben, Managing Editor, Decider and Host, Comic Book Club - Live!