NOPL has a variety of book clubs for all reading interests. Please check the Events Calendar or contact your favorite NOPL location for more information about its book clubs. If you’re looking for something for younger readers, try our Kids or Teens pages.

Brewerton

Join us for a lively discussion. Light refreshments are served.

  • January 28, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (discussion continued from December)
  • February 25, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
  • March 31, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
  • April 28, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Endurance by Scott Kelly
  • May 26, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    There There by Tommy Orange
  • June 30, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • July 28, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • August 25, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
  • September 29, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson
  • October 27, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • November 24, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  • December 29, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Planning Session
  • January 26, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Do you like cooking and trying new recipes? More importantly, do you like to EAT? Then join Brewerton’s Cookbook Club! We will be meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm to share food cooked from the monthly theme. Everyone will have a chance to sample dishes while only having to prepare one recipe.

  • January 7, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Soup & Bread
  • February 4, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Recipes from The Pioneer Woman: New Frontier
  • March 3, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Barefoot Contessa Recipes
  • April 7, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Personal Favorite Dish

Please bring a printout of the recipe to share. If you can, please contact Jen Tolley 315-676-7484 or email jtolley@nopl.org to let us know what you’re planning on bringing.

Cicero

Do you enjoy mysteries, suspense, thrillers and crime novels? This is the group for you! Join us to discuss a different selection every month and find out whodunnit! Call 315-699-2032 for more information.

  • January 8, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Murder Interrupted by James Patterson
  • February 12, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson
  • March 4, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Beyond the Grave by James Patterson
  • April 8, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Conviction by Denise Mina

North Syracuse

Enjoy a monthly discussion of contemporary fiction, along with the occasional classic or non-fiction selection.

  • February 3, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
  • March 2, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
  • April 6, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • May 4, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • June 1, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman
  • July 6, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Educated by Tara Westover
  • August 3, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    A collection of short stories
  • September 14, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • October 5, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  • December 7, 2020  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Jenzen
  • January 4, 2021  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Planning Session
  • February 1, 2021  |  6:30 PM – 8 PM
    Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Read and discuss a non-fiction selection each month. When there are topics or themes instead of specific titles you can contact the library for recommendations at 315-458-6184.

  • January 22, 2020  |  6 PM – 7:30 PM
    Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen
  • February 26, 2020  |  6 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • March 25, 2020  |  6 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Memoirs
  • April 22, 2020  |  6 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Transportation
  • May 27, 2020  |  6 PM – 7:30 PM
    The U.S. Constitution
  • June 24, 2020  |  6 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuloff

Lovers of the romance genre are invited to discuss this month’s selection, share their favorite picks, and indulge in some chocolate! There are different themes every month; contact the library for recommendations at 315-458-6184.

  • January 16, 2020 |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Best of 2019
  • February 20, 2020 |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Athletic Romance
  • March 19, 2020 |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Medieval Romance
  • April 16, 2020 |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Fake Relationships
  • May 21, 2020 |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Bun in the Oven
  • June 18, 2020 |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Theme: Arranged Marriage

Host Your Own Book Club

Book Club Kit

We have book club kits that appeal to all types of reading groups, featuring mysteries, popular non-fiction and many New-York Times bestsellers. Each kit contains 10 paperback copies of the same title and a discussion guide. The kits can be checked out for a six-week period on a single library card.

Browse Book Club Kits

Join a Global eBook Club

Online eBook Club

Facilitated by OverDrive, this eBook club connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds. Visit their website to see the current or upcoming selection, and then head to OverDrive to borrow the current Big Library Read title instantly!

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