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Join one of our Book Clubs!

Did you meet your 2019 reading goals? Sometimes it’s hard to find time for yourself and a good book, especially during the busy holiday season. One fun and social way to up your book count in 2020 is to join a book club. We’ve got several clubs (Afternoon, Evening and Family Book Clubs) and even an extra book discussion event coming up that can help motivate you to get reading.

On Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 PM, the library is hosting a special book discussion featuring the novel There There by Tommy Orange. This book is the 2020 CNY Reads book selection. The novel follows twelve characters from Native American communities all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they didn’t realize. CNY Reads has been promoting reading since 2001 with events and speakers that all focus on one book each year, with the goal of connecting Central New Yorkers through reading.

Also in January, our monthly book clubs will be starting with a new slate of book selections. The monthly book picks for each club are on our online calendar and printed in our newsletter. Afternoon, Evening and Family Book Club are all casual groups that welcome new members throughout the year. Feel free to join for just the books that interest you or come to every meeting! Many of our adult book club members attend both Afternoon and Evening meetings to double their reading enjoyment!

Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. This club reads a mixture of nonfiction and fiction. Some of the titles for upcoming meetings include Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver and The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King.

Evening Book Club meets on the last Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. This club also reads a wide variety of genres. In January, they are reading The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden and in February, The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

Family Book Club meets on the first Sunday of each month at 2:30 PM and is designed for kids in 1st or 2nd grade and their families. Family Book Club encourages family read-aloud time at home, and then brings everyone together at the library to talk about the book and do an activity inspired by the story. By pairing stories with family time and—of course—fun, any child can become a life-long reader. The next book this group is reading is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

The books for all of our clubs and the CNY Reads event are all available for checkout at the front desk. No registration is necessary for any of our book clubs. Everyone is welcome to join in on the discussions. If you’ve been thinking about joining a book club, now is a great time. Happy reading!

Upcoming Events
Drop-in Play
Tuesday, December 31 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Drop-in and play with a variety of toys. All ages. No registration.

Sensory Play
Fridays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 9:15 AM
Sensory play supports language development, motor skills and social interaction as children play, investigate and explore their world. Best for babies who can sit independently to age two, this program gives children a chance to interact with a variety of toys and activities that engage their senses. No registration.