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Book Discussion groups meet at MCLS libraries throughout the county. Contact your member library to find out more about book discussion groups near you, or check the listing below of upcoming programs. A downloadable brochure [PDF] is available here.

Book Discussion Group
2017-06-22; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Ogden Farmers' Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us as we read "East of the Mountains" by David Guterson  
Douglass Book Group
2017-06-26; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us to discuss the book "Between The World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, he offers a powerful framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis.  To register, please call 428-8206, or stop in at the Information Desk. 
Nonfiction Book Group
2017-06-26; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "The Making of Donald Trump" by David Cay Johnston. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Evening Book Discussion Group: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
2017-06-26; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Join us for a leisurely chat. Copies are available at the Check Out Desk. No registration is necessary.  
Brownbag Book Discussion - A Gentleman in Moscow
2017-06-28; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  
Teen Talk - High School
2017-06-28; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 9-12  
PARENT/CHILD BOOK GROUP
2017-06-29; 6:45  pm - 7:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES 3 - 5, ACCOMPANIED WITH A PARENT.  For our next book club evening, please read, Honey by Sarah Weeks and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts! Lead by our children librarian, the group meets monthly, however there will be NO book group in July.  Books are on hold at the circulation desk and available after May 25 to check out. No registration is required.    
 
    
Teen Talk - Middle School
2017-06-29; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors, and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 6-8  
Adult Book Discussion
2017-07-05; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
Join us each month for a rousing book discussion!  Books are available at the Check-out desk during the month before the discussion. No registration required. July's book is TBD.
Teen Talk - High School
2017-07-05; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 9-12  
Teen Talk - Middle School
2017-07-06; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors, and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 6-8  
Animanga Club
2017-07-11; 3:00  pm - 5:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Anime, manga, snacks! Open to everyone in grades 7-12.  Please
Contemporary Book Discussion Group:- "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi or "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande
2017-07-11; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult
Paul Kalanithi an Ivy League-trained, award-winning young neurosurgeon describes how, after receiving a terminal diagnosis with lung cancer, he explored the dynamics of his roles as a patient and care provider, the philosophical conundrums about a meaningful life and how he wanted to spend his final days. A practicing surgeon, Gawande addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.  
Murder for Lunch Book Group
2017-07-11; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "Every Secret Thing" by Laura Lippman. Copies of the books will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Teen Talk - High School
2017-07-12; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 9-12  
Contemporary Book Discussion Group:- "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi or "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande
2017-07-13; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult
Paul Kalanithi an Ivy League-trained, award-winning young neurosurgeon describes how, after receiving a terminal diagnosis with lung cancer, he explored the dynamics of his roles as a patient and care provider, the philosophical conundrums about a meaningful life and how he wanted to spend his final days. A practicing surgeon, Gawande addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.  
Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group "The Miniaturist" by Jessie Burton
2017-07-13; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion. On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to be the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office—leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin. But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist—an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.  
Teen Talk - Middle School
2017-07-13; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors, and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 6-8  
Family Read-a-Thon
2017-07-14; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Have fun reading with your family. Play clothes strongly recommended. *REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  
Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group "The Miniaturist" by Jessie Burton
2017-07-18; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion. On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to be the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office—leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin. But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist—an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.  
Beyond Bestsellers: Book Reviews with Ann McKay
2017-07-19; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
Join Ann McKay for an hour of casual book talk. No registration required.  
Teen Talk - High School
2017-07-19; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 9-12  
Adult Book Discussion Group
2017-07-20; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
East Rochester Public Library
Age Level: Adult
This month we'll be discussing Noah Hawley's Before the Fall. Haven't been to one of our book discussions yet? Our group is open to everyone. You are welcome to attend!  
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2017-07-20; 7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Leader: Robyn Miller Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. This month’s selection is Pleasantville by Attica Locke.  No registration is required. 
Teen Talk - Middle School
2017-07-20; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors, and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 6-8  
Mystery Loves Company
2017-07-21; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: Adult -- 19 yrs. - And Up
A daytime mystery book discussion that meets the third Friday of the month.  This month's book will be available at the checkout desk. July's book TBD. No registration required.
Nonfiction Book Group
2017-07-24; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "EAARTH" by Bill McKibben. Copies of the books will be available at the Check Out/Return Desk. No registration required.  
Brownbag Book Discussion - Nora Webster
2017-07-26; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Nora Webster by Colm Toibin. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  
Teen Talk - High School
2017-07-26; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 9-12  
Book Discussion Group
2017-07-27; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Ogden Farmers' Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us as we read "The Gilded Years" by Karin Tanabe  
Teen Talk - Middle School
2017-07-27; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors, and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 6-8  
Adult Book Discussion
2017-08-02; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
Join us each month for a rousing book discussion!  Books are available at the Check-out desk during the month before the discussion. No registration required. There will be no book discussion in August. We will resume in September.
Teen Talk - High School
2017-08-02; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 9-12  
Teen Talk - Middle School
2017-08-04; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Get a library copy of each book, free pizza and a chance to talk about the books, the authors, and much, much more. Space is limited. Register now! Grades 6-8  
Murder for Lunch Book Group
2017-08-08; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "Close Your Eyes" by Iris Johansen. Copies of the books will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Senior Circle Book Group
2017-08-08; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper" by Phaedra Patrick. Copies in regular print, large print, and book-on-CD will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Owls @ the Library Book Discussion Group
2017-08-14; 11:00  am - 12:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain. Offered in conjunction with the Southeast YMCA. Copies of the books will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Adult Book Discussion Group
2017-08-17; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
East Rochester Public Library
Age Level: Adult
This month we'll be discussing Isabel Allende's The Japanese Lover. Haven't been to one of our book discussions yet? Our group is open to everyone. You are welcome to attend!  
Mystery Loves Company
2017-08-18; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: Adult -- 19 yrs. - And Up
A daytime mystery book discussion that meets the third Friday of the month.  This month's book will be available at the checkout desk. August's book TBD. No registration required.
Animanga Club
2017-08-22; 3:00  pm - 5:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Anime, manga, snacks! Open to everyone in grades 7-12.  Please
Nonfiction Book Group
2017-08-28; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "The Gene" by S. Mukherjee. Copies of the books will be available at the Check Out/Return Desk. No registration required.  
Brownbag Book Discussion - Commonwealth
2017-09-27; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  
Brownbag Book Discussion - Small Great Things
2017-10-25; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  
Brownbag Book Discussion - A Man Called Ove
2017-11-15; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  
Brownbag Book Discussion - My Name is Lucy Barton
2017-12-20; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.