The MPM Book Club is a volunteer-led program that invites interested adults to join lively monthly discussions!
MPM 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
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
January 6: The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony
February 3: For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History by Sarah Rose
March 2: From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
April 6: Special poetry-edition meeting with guest Richard Hedderman
May 4: Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson
Past Books and Dates
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
September 9, 2019: Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone by Juli Berwald
October 7, 2019: Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America by Craig Childs
November 4, 2019: Eager: The Surprising, Secret Lives of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb
December 2, 2019: American Eden: David Hosack, Botany and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson