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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.

Adult Summer Reading Program
2017-07-10; 12:00  am  
Central Library - Ending Reception will be August 23 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Rundel Arts Room
Age Level: Adult
Discover some fantastic books, meet other book lovers, and have a chance to win prizes!  The theme of this year's summer reading program is "Build a Better World Through Reading." Read an adult level book (here's a LIST of recommended titles,) fill in an entry form to be entered into a drawing by clicking HERE. Connect with other Rochester readers, if you'd like to, by joining the facebook group @Roccentrallibrary. There will be a reception with refreshments, door prizes, and drawings for a Kindle Fire and a Barnes and Noble gift card on August 23 in the Rundel Arts Room from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. If you have any questions, call he Arts and Literature Division at 585-428-8380.
 
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  
Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group "Daughter of Fortune" by Isabel Allende
2017-08-01; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, Eliza finances her search with various jobs, including playing the piano in a brothel. Daughter of Fortune is a sweeping portrait of an era, a story rich in character, history, violence, and compassion. In Eliza, Allende has created one of her most appealing heroines, an adventurous, independent-minded, and highly unconventional young woman who has the courage to reinvent herself and to create her own destiny in a new country. A marvel of storytelling, Daughter of Fortune confirms once again Isabel Allende's extraordinary gift for fiction and her place as one of the world's leading writers.  
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  
Contemporary Book Discussion Group:- "The Age of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker
2017-08-08; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult
Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.  
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.  
Contemporary Book Discussion Group:- "The Age of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker
2017-08-10; 3:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult
Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.  
Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group "Daughter of Fortune" by Isabel Allende
2017-08-10; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, Eliza finances her search with various jobs, including playing the piano in a brothel. Daughter of Fortune is a sweeping portrait of an era, a story rich in character, history, violence, and compassion. In Eliza, Allende has created one of her most appealing heroines, an adventurous, independent-minded, and highly unconventional young woman who has the courage to reinvent herself and to create her own destiny in a new country. A marvel of storytelling, Daughter of Fortune confirms once again Isabel Allende's extraordinary gift for fiction and her place as one of the world's leading writers.  
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!  
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2017-08-17; 7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Leader: Ernie Orlando. Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. This month’s selection is Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown.  No registration required.
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
Book Discussion Group
2017-08-24; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Ogden Farmers' Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us as we read "In the Time of the Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez  
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.