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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 31, 2017 – The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
February 28, 2017 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
March 28, 2017 – The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian (CNY Reads Selection)
April 25, 2017 – Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret
May 30, 2017 – The Boston Girl by Anna Diamant
June 27, 2017 – Walk to Beautiful by Jimmy Wayne
August 29, 2017 – Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
September 26, 2017 – Gathering by Annie Enright
October 24, 2017 – The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
November 28, 2017 – The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

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

February 6, 2017 – What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
March 6, 2017 – Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
April 3, 2017 – The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
May 1, 2017 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
June 5, 2017 – We Are Water by Wally Lamb
July 10, 2017 – They May Not Mean To But They Do by Cathleen Schine
August 7, 2017 – Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast AND Wool by Hugh Howey
September 11, 2017 – America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray
October 2, 2017 – The North Water by Ian McGuire
November 6, 2017 – Conclave by Robert Harris *updated*
December 4, 2017 – The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
January 8, 2018 – Planning Session
February 5, 2018 – The Boys in the Boat by David James Brown

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

July 26, 2017 – 1421: the Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies
August 23, 2017 – Choose your own book related to child-rearing in different cultures*
September 27, 2017 – Choose your own book related to women’s and gender issues*
October 25, 2017 – Choose your own book related to poverty and racism*
November 29, 2017 – Choose your own book related to travel*
October 25, 2017 – King Leopold’s Ghost by Adams Hochschild

*Contact the library for recommended titles

All meetings are at 11:00 AM at NOPL Cicero and everyone is welcome to attend any or all discussions.

September 13, 2017  – Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan
October 11, 2017  – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Join us for our monthly book discussion group for teens. We will meet to share our thoughts and discuss the book of the month. Snacks will be provided.

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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