Hello, book club fans! While the coronavirus has forced us to close our branches and suspend our in-person club meetings, but we've been working behind the scenes to create a virtual book club experience.

So we're moving to Discord! We set up a server and several channels for many of our book clubs, and even set up a schedule. 

Now all we need is you! 

If you're new to the Discord platform, check out the how-to put together by staff to help you get on our server and join our discussions. Below, you'll find the club and book schedules.


How to Join a CCPL Zoom Book Discussion

We may not be able to get together at the library but we can still have great conversations! Join one of our Zoom book discussions by clicking on the Registration link in the third column and signing up. You'll get an email from the CCPL staff member moderating the discussion shortly before the group starts providing the login and password to join the Zoom room.


How to Join the CCPL Discord Server

Discord is an application used for chatting on your computer or smartphone.  Chats can be done through typing on your keyboard or smartphone or through the audio features of your computer or smartphone.

If you wish to participate in the CCPL online book clubs via Discord, you will need to create a free Discord account if you do not already have one. If you'd like to have a PDF of instructions with images to verify you're on the right path, we have that here. Here's how to join us:

  1. To do this, please go to https://discordapp.com/register
  2. To create an account, please type the email address you would like your Discord profile to be associated with.  This should be an email account that you have access to in case you forget your Discord login information at a later time.
  3. Under “Username” please select a name you are comfortable with other Discord users seeing.  You can change this username at a later time but it is easier to come up with a name you are comfortable with and can remember easily.
  4. Under “Password” please select a password that you can remember easily but is not associated with other online or other important accounts you have.
  5. Once you are comfortable with your username and password, left click/select the blue “Continue” button.
  6. You may see a screen asking to verify that you “are not a robot.”
  7. Left click on the box to the left of “I’m not a robot”
  8. You may see one of these where it asks you to select all the pictures that have an image of something in them.  The pictures and what they ask you to find will vary. Once you select all the pictures, left click/select the blue “VERIFY” button on the bottom right.
  9. Once this is done correctly, you Discord account will be successfully created. 
  10. The welcome screen will ask you if you’d like to “Create Your Server.” Please select “Skip”
  11. To join the CCPL Book Talk Server, please select the button with the + sign in the upper left. 
  12. Left click/select the green “Join a server” button on the right.
  13. You can find the code/link to the CCPL Book Talk Server at https://discord.gg/ydGFvBg. Enter the link/code and left click/select the green “Join” button and you should now be a part of the CCPL Book Talk Server.
  14. You should see the CCPL logo and “CCPL Book Talk” in the top left of your screen. Welcome to CCPL's Discord Server! 
Date and Time Title Platform
Read for Change: Using Literacy to Fight Racism    
Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. "How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. "So you want to talk about Race" by Ijeoma Oluo Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. TBD Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. TBD Zoom REGISTER
Literary Gibbes Discussion    
Friday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life and Others Zoom REGISTER
Not Fiction Book Discussion    
Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, November  10 at 6:30 p.m. Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power Zoom REGISTER
Virtual Great Books Discussion    
Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30pm Selected short fiction. Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30pm Selected short fiction. Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30pm Selected short fiction. Zoom REGISTER
Virtual Anime and Manga Club     
Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Do you enjoy anime and manga? Do you want to argue if Goku can beat One-Punch Man. Bring yourself and your friends to discuss your favorite anime and manga series and watch the newest anime by joining the CPL Book Talk Discord Server and selecting the Dorchester Young Adult voice channel. You can create a discord profile at https://discordapp.com/register or join us as a guest and click the link. Learn more here!
Jackbox Party Games     
Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
Join the Dorchester Young Adult Channel on Discord for the ever-fun games in the Jackbox Party Packs. All you need is a smart phone or tablet to play! For those new to discord, you can create a profile at https://discordapp.com/register or join us as a guest and click the link below.  Learn more here!
More Than Chronic    
Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 12:05 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 12:05 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 12:05 p.m.
Bring your lunch and join a positive, monthly community with other adults and teens, 16 and up, who are living with chronic conditions. Adults and older teens without chronic conditions are welcome to attend and learn. Learn more here!
Living Well with Diabetes    
Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m.
Join us for a virtual and free diabetes education series led by an experienced Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Topics include healthy eating, blood sugar monitoring, physical activity, problem-solving, healthy coping, medications, reducing risks, and much more! Learn more here!
Reading Through History Book Club    
Teens Read Anything Book Club    
Thursdays at 2 p.m. Read Anything! Join us each week to discuss what you're reading! Discord
Sea Islands Book Discussion    
Tuesday, November 17 at 2 p.m. Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land Zoom REGISTER