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., September 18 at 7 p.m. – Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.
Dellarobia Turnbow is a discontent farmwife engaging in a flirtatious relationship with a younger man when she discover an unusual fire in a forested valley behind her house. This curiosity causes a stir in the scientific and local communities, garnering a great deal of media attention and leads to Dellarobia confronting and questioning everything she thought she believed in.
Wed., October 16 at 7 p.m. - Flight by Sherman Alexie
The hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Native American boy who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer.
Wed., November 13 at 7 p.m. - House of Stone: A memoir of home, family and a lost Middle East
“Anthony Shadid’s beautifully rendered memoir is a rich account of a man’s gradual immersion into the world of the Middle East and the culture of the Levant, a kingdom almost unrecognizable today, where the rooms and hallways of his great-grandfather’s house tell stories that will linger with every reader for decades”.
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., September 24 – The Care and feeding of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway
Tues., October 29 - The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Tues., November 19 - When We were the Kennedys by Monica Wood
The 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:
August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22
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, you are invited to discuss poems on a particular topic and are asked to bring in a related poem. During the second half hour, you may read your own work related to the topic. For information, call facilitator Mona Toscano: 845-569-4023 or the library 845-563-3613.
Newburgh Writers Group
Meets Thursday: Aug. 15, Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 & Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
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.