MPM Book Club

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

people reading booksDocents facilitate the program and choose nonfiction books of a scientific nature that relate to Museum exhibits, research, or programs.

Dates and Times

First Mondays of the month (unless otherwise noted below), September-May
Noon discussion and brown-bag lunch




Garden Galleries A/B, Ground Floor

MPM Book Club


  • September 11: The Devil’s Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance by Dan Egan 
  • October 2: Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson
  • November 6: The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of
  • Our World by Riley Black
  • December 4: Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
  • January 8: Bitch: On the Female of the Species by Lucy Cooke
  • February 5: Fuzz by Mary Roach - This session has been canceled
  • March 4: Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong
  • April 1: All the Frequent Troubles of our Days: The true Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler by Rebecca Donner
  • May 6: Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps by Seirian Sumner