Book Discussions & Literary Events
The Library offers a variety of book discussion groups for adult readers, as well as poetry readings and other literary events. New participants are always welcome, so please consider joining us!
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
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 20 at 7 p.m. – Beloved by Toni Morrison
Sethe, an escaped slvae living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.
Wed., April 17 at 7 p.m. - Arcadia by Lauren Groff
In a haunting story of the American dream, Bit, born in a back-to-nature commune in 1970s New York State, must come to grips with the outside world when the commune eventually fails.
Wed., May 15 at 7 p.m. - A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhava
The moving memoir of a young of a young Soviet girl’s discovery of the hidden truths of adulthood and her country’s profound political deception.
Wed., June 19 at 7 p.m. - The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, the Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.
Tuesday at Two Book Club
Tuesday at Two is led by librarian Patty Sussmann and 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 Main and Town Branch one month before the discussion.
Tues., February 26 – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Tues., March 19 - Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
Tues., April 23 - The Angel Makers by Jessica Gregson
Tues., May 21 - American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
Tues., June 18 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Science Reads: A Science Book Discussion
TUES., APR. 9 @ 6:30 p.m.- CANCELLED
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 and new participants are always welcome. Newburgh Great Books generally meets the 4th Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Upcoming 2013 meetings:
Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24, Jun 28
To find out more about the selected book, the Shared Inquiry Method of discussion or to register, please call 563-3613.
Hudson River Poets
Join the Hudson River Poets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
During the first half hour, the group focuses on a particular topic and attendees are asked to bring a poem related to the topic.
During the second half hour, members of the group share their own poetry on the topic.
Coordinated by local poet, Mona Toscano
Newburgh Writer’s Group -meets May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lobby!
The Newburgh Free Library is pleased to host a bi-monthly writer’s group beginning in January of 2013. This group is for writers to share ideas, review each others projects and to motivate writers to continue and finish their works.
Orange County Writer’s Guild – meets Apr. 20 at 9:15 in the Story Hour Room
Writer’s Group open to all.
For more information about writers groups, please call 563-3645 or email email@example.com.
The Library offers a variety of literary events during the year, such as poetry readings, author readings & receptions, and community reads.
ROMANCE WRITERS: Readings & Roundatable
Sat., May 4 - 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Town Branch – Newburgh Mall
Thinking of writing your own romance novel? Or want to meet some writers who can create a fine romance on the page?
Join us at the Town Branch where memebers of the Hudson Valley Romance Writers of America (Hudson Valley RWA) will read from their work. They will also discuss how to write a romance novel, market it and get it published.
HVRWA members reading:
Allie Boniface, Tanya Goodwin, Charmaine Gordon, Liz Matis, Jennifer Probst, Elizabeth Shore, Janet Walters
POETRY NIGHT: THE EDNA PROJECT
Thurs., May 9 at 7 p.m.
Enjoy marvelous songs using the lyric poetry of Edna St. Vincent Miallay as performed by Liz Queler and Seth Farber.
At this free event, they will present their Americana music style, spanning bluegrass, folk and jazz and include projected images of Millay, her home, her journals and manuscripts.
Co-sponsored by the Hudson River Poets who will read their work beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Edna Project at 7 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served directly after the readings by the Hudson Valley Poets. No registration required.