Book Discussions & Literary Events
A variety of book discussion groups are open to adult readers, as well as poetry readings and other literary events. New participants are always welcome, so please consider joining us.
BOOKS AND BREWS
Wed., July 19 at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tender by local author Belinda McKeon
“In Tender, Irish novelist Belinda McKeon takes readers through the infatuation and obsession that comes with a lopsided love affair.” (NPR)
Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk at the Main Library and the Town Branch one month prior to the event. Join us!
Location: 2 Alices Coffee Lounge, 117 Broadway, Newburgh
LE CERCLE DE LECTURE
French (language) Book Club; beginners level. Enjoy a lively discussion of books written in French with members of the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection.
( Will be taking off for the months of July and August and will be resuming in September)
SCHOLAR’S PICKS BOOK DISCUSSION
Scholar-led by Dr. Jessica Gerson.
Scholar’s Picks meets from September-November, March-June usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Registration is suggested but not required; register here or call 563-3618. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion. ( Will resume in September)
TUESDAY AT TWO BOOK DISCUSSION
Tuesday at Two is led by librarian Patty Sussmann and usually meets the last Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Town Branch in the Newburgh Mall. Registration is suggested, but not required. Register here or call 845-563-3618. Books are available at the Town Branch one month before the discussion.
Tues., Jul. 25 at 2:00 p.m. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
“Simonson follows Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand (2010), her charming debut, with another comedy of manners nestled in a British village. This time she deepens the gravitas and fattens the story, which begins on the cusp of World War I.” (Kirkus Reviews) We will be skyping with the author. ( In conjunction with Adult Summer Reading)
NEWBURGH GREAT BOOKS
The Newburgh Great Books discussion group focuses on carefully selected readings and questions from anthologies published by the Great Books Foundation and follows the Shared Inquiry Method promoted by the Foundation.
This is an ongoing program. Newburgh Great Books generally meets the 4th Friday at 11:30 a.m. Upcoming 2017 meetings are: Jul. 28, Sept. 22, Oct. 27
To find out more about the selected book, the Shared Inquiry Method or to register, call 845-563-3629
New members are always welcome but must register before attending their first meeting.
HUDSON RIVER POETS
Thurs, July 27, Aug. 24● 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m
Established and emerging poets are always welcome.
For information, email facilitator Hayden Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library 845-563-3629.
The Library offers a variety of literary events during the year, such as poetry readings, author readings & receptions, and community reads.