Have you been looking for people to talk with about what you're reading? Are you interested in learning about topics in contemporary ecology and past natural history? Join the museum's Natural History Book Club. Just begun in September 2015, we meet every other month to discuss a selected book.

We meet in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Feel welcome to attend at any time, even if you haven't been before or haven't quite finished the book. Please note, however, that the Natural History Book Club is open exclusively to Museum members, volunteers, and staff.  

Mark your calendar for meetings at 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of odd‐numbered
months. We meet in the downstairs Education Room, so come to the door at 165 Forest Ave. Our next meeting and book selection:

Copies of the book can be borrowed from the Pacific Grove Public Library, Monterey Public Library, and Harrison Memorial Library. If you decide to purchase the book, please consider signing up for Amazon Smile, and designating your support for the Museum Foundation of Pacific Grove. 

Upcoming book discussions:

  • Cancelled: Sept 15 -- How to Clone a Mammoth - Please email to reschedule for a future date.
  • Nov 17
  • Jan 19, 2017

Past book selections discussed:

May 2016: Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracleby Thor Hanson (2012, Basic Books)

March 2016: The Spine of the Continent: The Race to Save America's Last, Best Wildernessby Mary Ellen Hannibal (2013, Lyon's Press)

Jan 2016: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf (2015, Knopf)

Nov 2015: Leopold's Shack and Rickett's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism, by Michael J. Lannoo (2010, University of California Press)

Sept 2015: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014, Henry Holt and Company)