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Book Discussion Groups

All NOPL locations host regular book discussion groups throughout the year. These book club groups are open to the public. Choose a location below for more information including upcoming selections for each group, and then join us to discuss these reads with others in the community.

All meetings are at 6:30 PM and everyone is welcome to attend any or all discussions. Light refreshments are served.

January 30, 2018 – Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
February 27, 2018 – Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
March 27, 2018 – Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman
April 24, 2018 – Things Could’ve Been A lot Worse by Gert Schneider (author will be joining us)
May 29, 2018 – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
June 26, 2018 – The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates
July 31, 2018 – The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
August 28, 2018 – Home Before Morning by Lynda VanDevanter
September 25, 2018 – A Vanished World by Anne Gertrude Sneller
Octtober 30, 2018 – The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
November 27, 2018 – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
December 18, 2018 – The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent

All meetings are at 6:30 PM at NOPL North Syracuse and everyone is welcome to attend any or all discussions.

January 8, 2018 – Planning Session
February 5, 2018 – The Boys in the Boat by David James Brown

March 5, 2018 Truevine by Beth Macy
April 2, 2018 – Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
May 7, 2018 – The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal
June 4, 2018 – All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
July 2, 2018 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
August 6, 2018 – Evicted by Matthew Desmond & Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
September 10, 2018 – Bettyville by George Hodgman
October 1, 2018 – The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
November 5, 2018 – Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
December 3, 2018 – The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
January 7, 2019 – Planning Session
February 4, 2019 – Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

All meetings are at 6:00 PM at NOPL North Syracuse and everyone is welcome to attend any or all discussions.

January 24, 2018 – Choose your own book authored by Erik Larson*
February 28, 2018 – Choose your own book about the Supreme Court*
March 28, 2018 – Choose your own book about the Roosevelts*
April 25, 2018 – Choose your own book about aging*
May 23, 2018 – Choose your own book related to geniuses, inventors, or inventions*
June 27, 2018 – Choose your own book related to current issues*

*Contact the library for recommended titles

All meetings are at 1:00 PM at NOPL Cicero and everyone is welcome to attend any or all discussions.

January 10, 2018  – Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
February 14, 2018  – The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
March 14, 2018  – The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
April 11, 2018  – Inferno by Dan Brown
May 9, 2018  – Origin by Dan Brown

Join us for our monthly Book-to-Movie Book Discussion and Brewerton Book Discussion Groups for teens. We will meet to share our thoughts and discuss the book of the month. Snacks will be provided. View our upcoming meetings and selections.

Design-Your-Own Book Club

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

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Join a Global 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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