MPM Book Club

The MPM Book Club is a volunteer-led program that invites interested adults to join lively monthly discussions! 

people reading booksMPM docents facilitate the program and choose non-fiction books of a scientific nature that relate to Museum exhibits, research, or programs.

Dates and Times

First Mondays, September through May
12:00 p.m. discussion and brown-bag lunch; Docent-led tour to follow


All are welcome to join; no reservations needed.   


Garden Galleries A/B, Ground Floor

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MPM Book Club

Upcoming Books

September 9: Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone by Juli Berwald
October 7: Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America by Craig Childs
November 4: Eager: The Surprising, Secret Lives of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb
December 2: American Eden: David Hosack, Botany and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson

Past Books and Dates

March 5, 2018: Lingo: Around Europe in 60 Languages by Gaston Dorren
April 2, 2018: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
September 10, 2018: Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
October 1, 2018: An Indigenous Peoples'  History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
November 5, 2018:  My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver by Martin J. Schreiber and Cathy Breitenbucher
December 3, 2018: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
January 7, 2019: The Feather Thief by Kirk W. Johnson
February 4, 2019: Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry by  Christie Wilcox 
March 4, 2019:  Musicophilia  by Oliver Sacks
April 1, 2019:  Jewels: A  Secret History by Victoria Finlay 
May 6, 2019:  Walking Home Ground by Robert Root  

And more!