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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.

Brownbag Book Discussion - The Turner House
2017-05-24; 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, The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. 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.  
2017-05-24 Read With Seymour
2017-05-24; 11:00  am - 12:00  am
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
Join our Adult Book Group for a discussion of THE ROAD TO CHARACTER by David Brooks. Copies are available for checkout at the library.  
Book Discussion Group Party
2017-05-24; 6:30  pm - 8:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Bring a dish to pass (or dessert) and a book to recommend for the next book group schedule. Fiction and Non Fiction titles are welcome!  
PARENT/CHILD BOOK GROUP
2017-05-25; 6:45  pm - 7:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
For children in grades 3-5, accompanied with a parent.  For our next book club evening, please read, The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts! Lead by our children’s librarian, the group will meet monthly.  Books are on hold at the circulation desk and available after April 27 to check out. *  Registration is not required. Stay tuned for our summer book club dates!   
Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-05-25; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
Each Thursday at noon, local poet and teacher, Kitty Jospe, selects a variety of poems for the group to read and discuss. Come experience the magic that happens when we slow down to read poetry out loud in a relaxing setting . All are invited to join this welcoming group. No poetry background is necessary - only an open mind! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  
TeenImpact
2017-05-30; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Be a teen library advisor!  TeenImpact is a way for students to build leadership skills by developing and participating in library activities, and becoming     library advisors and advocates. Teen-Impact meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 pm. Some of the activities TeenImpact members will be involved in include helping in children's craft programs, volunteering during our summer reading program, creating displays in the Teen Corner, and representing Henrietta Public Library at community events. TeenImpact is for teens in grades 6-12 who have a strong interest in the library, enjoy working with people of all ages and cultures, and are willing to learn new skills. Membership requires regular attendance at meetings, participation in and support of library activities and events, and a sense of fun and adventure. As a bonus, TeenImpact members can earn community service hours through participation in meetings and activities. Please register.       
Votes for Women! A 5-Part Reading and Discussion Series
2017-05-31; 6:45  pm - 8:15  pm
Central Library - Rundel Conference Room, 2nd floor, Rundel Memorial Builing
Age Level: Adult
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State. Join us for a reading and discussion series on this interesting and important topic!  Our book selection includes history, biography, and fiction, and provides a window into the often overlooked stories and actors behind one of America's greatest social movements. Our meeting dates are March 1, March 22, April 19, May 10, and May 31. Books will be loaned to participants. Registration is required. Please call Michelle Finn at (585) 428-8368 and sign up today!  
HOMESCHOOL TEEN BOOK CLUB
2017-06-01; 10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Teen
AGES 13 - 17.  Join us for the last discussion of this session! Please read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. A pizza lunch will be served! Registration is not required.    
Great Novels Book Group
2017-06-05; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Ideas 'n' Authors
2017-06-05; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Gates Public Library's book discussion group is the first Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. This month we discuss "Night Strangers" by Chris Bohjalian.   Books are available at the Circulation Desk each month.  No registration.
Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group "The Shoemaker’s Wife" by Adriana Trigiani
2017-06-06; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
A breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again.  
Non-Fiction Book Discussion: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
2017-06-06; 7:00  pm - 8:45  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Please join us for a lively discussion. Copies are available at the Check Out Desk at the library.  
Adult Book Discussion
2017-06-07; 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. June's book is
Y’s Owls @ the Library Book Group
2017-06-12; 11:00  am - 12:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "The Monster of Florence" by Douglas Preston. This program is offered in conjunction with the Southeast YMCA. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Contemporary Book Discussion Group:- "The Goldfinch" (chapter 7 through end) by Donna Tartt
2017-06-13; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult
Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.  
Murder for Lunch Book Group
2017-06-13; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "The Gods of Guilt" by Michael Connelly. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
Senior Circle Book Group
2017-06-13; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie Copies in regular print, large print, and book-on-CD will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.  
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2017-06-15; 7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Leader: Deb Blonsky, Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. This month’s selection is Night by Elie Wiesel.  No registration required. 
Contemporary Book Discussion Group:- "The Goldfinch" (chapter 7 through end) by Donna Tartt
2017-06-15; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult
Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.  
Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group "The Shoemaker’s Wife" by Adriana Trigiani
2017-06-15; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
A breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again.  
Mystery Loves Company
2017-06-16; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: Adult -- 18 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. June's book will be that you can read either
Savory Food Book Group
2017-06-20; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
We will be discussing "The Glass Kitchen" by Linda Francis Lee 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.  
Afternoon Book Discussion Group: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2017-06-21; 2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Join us for a leisurely chat. No registration is necessary.  
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  
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.  
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.    
 
    
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.
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.
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.  
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  
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.
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.
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.