Adult Programs 

Adult Book Discussion Group
Third Thursdays of the Month at 7:00pm
March 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 20, 2017

The Adult Book Discussion Group is open to the public. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Never been to one of our discussions? Just stop by the next meeting! We're always looking for new members to keep our discussions lively and interesting. Our Adult Program Coordinator selects titles based on member input and interest, selecting books with literary merit and appeal. For more information contact Danette Weingarten 585.586.8302. 

Susan B. Anthony Birthday Party
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 3:00pm

As part of a year-long celebration of NYS Women's Suffrage Centennial, we're having a birthday party for Susan B. Anthony with cake, kids craft, voter registration, and more. 

Book Discussion with Author Monica Weis, SSJ
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00pm
Author Monica Weis, SSJ will discuss her new book, Thomas Merton and the Celts, a new examination of Merton's life and spirituality based on his letters, notebooks, and other sources. 

Kate Gleason Lecture by Jim Burlingame
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00pm
Learn about the life and influence of local suffragette, Kate Gleason. 

Guided Meditation
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:30am
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:30am
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00pm

De-stress, relax, and learn mindfulness techniques. Morning and evening sessions available. Registration required. Limited size. Call to register (585) 586-8302

 


2017 Adult Book Discussion Group Reading Selections 

All choices are subject to change depending on availability

 

January  February  March  April 
ROSIEPROJECT      IMMORTALLIFEHENRIETTALACKS       LOVESONGOFMISSQUEENIEHENNESSY  YEAROFWONDERS   
 The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
The Immortal Life of
Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
 Love Song of Miss
Miss Queenie
Hennessy
by Rachel Joyce
 Year of Wonders
by Geraldine Brooks
       
May  June  July  August 
NIGHTINGALE       MARRIAGEOFOPPOSITES      BEFORETHEFALL      JAPANESELOVER 
 The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah
Marriage of
Opposites

by Alice Hoffman
Before the Fall
by Noah Hawley
 Japanese Lover
by Isabel Allende 
       
September  October  November   
VICTORIA       CURIOUSCHARMSARTHURPEPPER     
 Victoria
by  Daisy Goodwin
 TBA

 
 Curious Charms of
Arthur Pepper
by Phaedra Patrick
 

 


 Adult Book Discussion Group Reading Suggestions    

Book Disucssion Group Reading Suggestion List
Looking for a good book? Our Book Discussion members have some recommendations!

Ambrose, S. Nothing Like it in the World
Ambrose, S. The Wild Blue : the Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24's Over Germany
Baldacci, D. The Camel Club
Chase-Riboud, B. Sally Hemings
Child, J. My Life in France
Chopra, D. Buddha : A Story of Enlightenment
Dostoyevsky, F. Crime and Punishment
Gilbert, E. Eat, Pray, Love
Golding, W. Lord of the Flies
Gregory, P. The Queen's Fool : A Novel
Grisham, J. Skipping Christmas
Kidd, S.M. The Secret Life of Bees
Kostova, E. The Historian
Lapierre, D. City of Joy
Lansing, A. Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Lowry, L. The Giver
McCarthy, C. Outer Dark
McCarthy, C. The Road
O'Connor, F. Wise Blood
Orwell, G. 1984
Smith, A. Name All the Animals : A Memior
Steinbeck, J. Grapes of Wrath
Thompson, J. After Dark, My Sweet
Wallach, J. The Desert Queen : The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell
Wiesal, E. Night

Any Books by the following authors are also highly recommended:

Diane Mott Davidson
Charles Dickens
William Faulkner
Ernest Hemingway
Edgar Allen Poe
Oscar Wilde
Virginia Woolf