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
Thurs., December 15 at 6:30 p.m. The Circle by Dave Eggers.
Thurs., Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Thurs., Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. “The Hopefuls: a Novel” by Jennifer Close
Thurs., Mar. 16 at 6:30 p.m. To be announced
Location: 2 Alices Coffee Lounge, 117 Broadway, Newburgh
LE CERCLE DE LECTURE
Sun., Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and Mar. 5 at 1:15 p.m.
French (language) Book Club; beginners level. Enjoy a lively discussion of books written in French with members of the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection.
SCHOLAR’S PICKS BOOK DISCUSSION
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.
Wed., March 15 at 7:00 p.m.-The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
“The second book, following 2012’s acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others.” – EuropaEditions.com.
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., Jan. 31 at 2:00 p.m. Join librarian Patty Sussmann to discuss a recent or an old favorite read.
Tues., Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m.– Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart. An enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.
Tues., Mar. 28 at 2:00 p.m. To be announced.
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: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, and Mar. 24.
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
Join the Hudson River Poets who typically meet on the 4th Thursday of the month
at 7 p.m. – Dec. 22, Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and Mar. 23.
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.