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

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  

Past Books and Dates

September 11, 2017: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
October 2, 2017: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
November 6, 2017: Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle by Douglas J. Emlen
December 4, 2017: The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors by David George Haskell
January 8, 2018: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
February 5, 2018: Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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

And more!