The CAPL Book Club

The CAPL Book Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 12:00 noon
Masks and social distancing requested.
You are invited to bring lunch or a snack.
Discussions usually last between 60 and 90 minutes.
Copies of each title will be available for checkout at the Library three weeks before the discussion.
Titles are chosen by the participants.


March Book Club


The Coatesville Library's Book Club meets in person on the second Monday of each month for lively and engaging conversations. This title for March is In Five Years by Rebecca Serle. 

Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan. But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It’s the same night—December 15—but five years in the future. Dannie spends one hour before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake.

Copies of the book can be checked out from the Coatesville Library.  New members are always welcome!


White Fragility Book Club

We are pleased to announce the White Fragility Book Club beginning on March 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM.  This book club will consist of small group discussions focusing on Robin DiAngelo's best selling book White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. This is an opportunity to have frank and open conversations about systemic racism.

This is going to be a unique book club where we will meet weekly on Monday evenings from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the lower level of the library and we will discuss one chapter at each session.  We will have a limit of eight participants for these sessions because a small group is the best environment for these discussions.  This group will meet in-person at the Coatesville Library (501 E. Lincoln Highway in Coatesville).

The following is a reading schedule for the meetings:

  • Week 1 (3/6): Forward, Author's Note, Introduction, and Chapter 1
  • Week 2 (3/13): Chapter 2
  • Week 3 (3/20): Chapter 3
  • Week 4 (3/27): Chapter 4
  • Week 5 (4/3): Chapter 5
  • Week 6 (4/10): Chapter 6

After Chapter 6, we will take a break and resume the meetings in May.  These specific dates will be shared as soon as they are scheduled.

Participants are asked to commit to at least five out of six meetings in the first series.  Copies of White Fragility are available to be checked out through the Chester County Library System. Click here to access this title in the online catalog.

Please note - Registration is required.  Please register here:

As mentioned above, these meetings will be on the lower level of the library and navigating two flights of stairs is required.  The library does not have an elevator.  Please contact Jennifer McLuckie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  if you need an accommodation.

If you have any questions, or if you need assistance with requesting a copy of this book, please contact Jennifer McLuckie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Coatesville Library at 610-384-4115.