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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.
 
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.  
Great Novels Book Group
2017-09-11; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "Angle of Repose" by Wallace Stegner. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Murder for Lunch Book Group
2017-09-12; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "Private #1 Suspect" by James Patterson. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Senior Circle Book Group
2017-09-12; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue. Copies in regular print, large print, and book-on-CD will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Savory Food Book Group
2017-09-19; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "Birdseye" by Mark Kurlansky. Join the Savory Book Group to read and discuss books related to the food world. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2017-09-21; 7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Leader: Christina Gutt. Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. This month’s selection is Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly.  No registration required.
Douglass Book Group
2017-09-25; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us to discuss The THE WHISTLER by John Grisham. To register, please call 428-8206 or stop in at the information desk.  
Nonfiction Book Group
2017-09-25; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation 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.  
PARENT/CHILD BOOK GROUP
2017-09-28; 6:45  pm - 7:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
For children in grades 3 -5, accompanied with a parent. Join us for a new session of our book club! This year we will be reading popular children books selected by you! However, for the September meeting, please read Frindle by Andrew Clements and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts! Lead by our children librarian, the group will meet monthly.  Registration
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.