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. 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 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) 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:

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. Locally, be sure to check Bookworks in Pacific Grove.

Upcoming book discussions:

  • Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson (2017, W. W. Norton & Company)

Past book selections discussed:

Sept 2017 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari (2015, HarperCollins Publishers)

July 2017 - Collecting Evolution: The Galapagos Expedition that Vindicated Darwin, by Matthew J. James (2017, Oxford University Press)

May 2017 - The Hidden Life of Trees: What they feel, how they communicate, discoveries from a secret world, by Peter Wohlleben (2016, Greystone Books)

March 2017 - The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman (2016, Penguin Press)

Jan 2017 - Collecting: An Unruly Passion: Psychological Perspectives, by Werner L. Muensterberger (1995, Mariner Books)

Nov 2016 - The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Seaby David Helvarg (2013, Thomas Dunne Books)

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)