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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 all are welcome. Light refreshments are served.

May 28, 2019 –Educated by Tara Westover
June 25, 2019 –Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve
July 30, 2019 –The Color of Water by James McBride
August 27, 2019 –Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
September 24, 2019 –The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
October 29, 2019 –The Stars are fire by Anita Shreve
November 26, 2019 – Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
December 17, 2019 –The shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

All meetings are at 6:30 PM at NOPL North Syracuse and all are welcome.

June 3, 2019 – A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalil Hosseini
July 1, 2019 – The Dinner by Herman Koch
August 5, 2019 – Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
September 9, 2019 – Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
October 7, 2019 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
November 4, 2019 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
December 2, 2019 – Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
January 6, 2020 – Planning Session
February 3, 2020 – Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston

All meetings are at 6:00 PM at NOPL North Syracuse and all are welcome.

January 23, 2019 – Choose your own book about Famous Americans *
February 27, 2019 – The Autobiography of Mark Twain
March 27, 2019 – Choose your own book about Immigration Issues*
April 24, 2019 – Choose your own book by Bill Bryson*
May 22, 2019 – Choose your own book related to biographies of musicians*
June 26, 2019 – The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
July 24, 2019 – Choose your own book by Barbara Tuchman
August 28, 2019 – The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
September 25, 2019 – Choose your own memoir
October 23, 2019 – The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
November 20, 2019 – Choose your own book about climate change and sustainability
December 18, 2019 – Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

*Contact the library for recommended titles

All meetings are at 6:30 PM at NOPL Cicero and all are welcome.

See upcoming dates on the calendar. The reading selections are from the “In Death” series by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts). Call NOPL Cicero for the latest selected book title.

All meetings are at 6:30 PM at NOPL North Syracuse and all are welcome. Visit NOPL N.Syracuse Library for recommended book titles correlating to each month’s theme.

January 17, 2019 – Regency/Victorian Historical
February 21, 2019 – Romantic Mystery
March 21, 2019 – Celtic
April 18, 2019 – Vampires
May 16, 2019 – Pirates
June 20, 2019 – Outdoors
July 18, 2019 –Myth & Legend Revisions
August 15, 2019 –Pseudonyms

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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