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., Sept. 28 ● 6:30 p.m. -8 p.m. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Thurs., Oct. 19 ● 6:30 p.m. -8 p.m. The Girls by Emma Cline
Thurs., Nov. 30 ● 6:30 p.m. -8 p.m. Dietland by Sarai Walker
Location: 2 Alices Coffee Lounge, 117 Broadway, Newburgh.
LE CERCLE DE LE LECTURE
French (language) Book Club; beginners level. Enjoy a lively discussion of books written in French with members of the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection.
Sun. Oct. 1 ●1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Please check calendar for additional dates
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., Sept. 13 ● 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (part of OrangeReads 2017: The Underground Railroad)
Wed. Oct. 18 ● 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Wed. Nov. 15 ● 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
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., Sept. 26 ● 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Tues. Oct. 24 ● 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. All Things Cease To Appear by Elisabeth Brundage
Tues. Nov. 28 ● 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
NEWBURGH GREAT BOOKS
Our Great Book Discussion Group focuses on carefully selected reading and questions from anthologies published by the Great Books Foundation and follows the Shared Inquiry Method promoted by the foundation. New members are always welcome but must register before attending their first meeting. For more information and to register, please call 845-563-3629.
Fri., Sept. 22 & Oct. 27 ● 11:30a.m.-1 p.m. No meetings in Nov. or Dec.
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., Sept. 28, Oct. 26 & Nov. 30 ● 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Listen to local poets or bring a poem to share. New and emerging poets are always welcome! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Library at (845) 563-3629.
The Library offers a variety of literary events during the year, such as poetry readings, author readings & receptions, and community reads.
Wed., Oct. 25 ● 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Orange County Poet Laureate Robert Milby and performance artist Carl Welden read and perform gothic ghost poems set in the Hudson Valley.