Book Discussion Groups

The Ligonier Valley Library is home to several book discussion groups. New members are always welcome!

Mystery Book Club | Titles & Tea | One Book, One Westmoreland

Calendar iconThere is no charge to participate in any of our book clubs. If you are interested in joining, then stop by the library or call 724-238-6451.

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Mystery Book Club

Death in the Stacks

A Mystery/Thriller Book Discussion Group @ the Ligonier Valley Library

Grab your lunch and delve with us virtually into the intriguing world of mysteries and thrillers!

NEXT MEETING: Friday, August 21 – The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason – at 1PM on Zoom

How book club will work with COVID-19 restrictions:

    • Instead of physical copies of the book, we will offer electronic copies.
    • To participate, you will need a WLN library card and the ability to borrow an eBook or eAudiobook.
    • Borrow the ebook or downloadable audiobook between August 3 -17.
    • Register at and we will email you an invite to the Ligonier Valley Library’s Zoom chat room.

How is this possible? Death in the Stacks will participate in the BIG LIBRARY READ ( – a global eBook club that makes an electronic copy of a title available at the same time around the world without any wait lists or holds.

When can we sign up and attend? The Big Library Read’s program runs August 3-17. So you will want to borrow your eBook or eAudiobook on August 3rd or shortly after.

Death in the Stacks will meet virtually in our library’s Zoom chat room on FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 at 1:00PM. (The meeting will take place after the eBooks and eAudiobooks have automatically returned, so make good discussion notes.)

How do I borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks?

If you are interested in joining, please register @

“London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later—and only a block away—Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes?

Soon, Field’s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. Tim Mason has created a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.” – Description from

Previous Mystery Book Club 2020 Reads:

February 28 – Killing Trail : a Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima

Mystery Book Club is the longest running of all of our book discussion groups. This group, like all of our discussion groups, is free and open to the public. Most meetings are held at the Ligonier Valley Library, but occasional the group will have a special meeting. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451.

Want to see a complete list of books read by this book discussion group? Click on the Reading List button below!

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Titles & Tea

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Enjoy discussing the selected book over a cuppa tea and a snack! Titles & Tea normally meets once a month on a Wednesday at 2:00 pm.

2020 Titles & Tea Book Discussion Meetings:

Next meeting to be announced!

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One Book, One Westmoreland

One Book, One Westmoreland Discussion Group is made possible by the Westmoreland Library Network (WLN) and covers a variety of great titles both fiction and nonfiction. Registration is required. Books are available through the library.


If you are interested in joining any of our book groups, then please stop by the Ligonier Valley Library (see Google map:, call us at 724-238-6451, or email us at

Each group attempts to use books found in the Westmoreland Library Network Online Catalog.

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