Larchmont Library Offers Many Book Groups

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Interested in joining a book group but not sure how to find one? Join one at the Larchmont Library.  And you’ll never have to host the meeting!

All you have to do is pick a book from the book group shelf, read it and then show up at the meeting. They’ve got groups for all sorts of readers and for all sorts of schedules. Check out the list below

LITERARY BITES
Mondays every-other-month 
from 1:00 to 2:30pm
Moderated by Librarian June Hesler
Join our newest book club, led by Librarian June Hesler!
Literary Bites is a newly formed book group for people who share a passion for food, cooking and cookbooks. The Larchmont Public Library has an extensive collection of cookbooks and we want to share them with you! Join us for an exploration of cookbooks in a friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to share recipes, prepared dishes, and their culinary experiences as they relate to each book. 
October 15:
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichel, former editor of Gourmet Magazine.

 

SHORT and SWEET
Thursdays at 10:00am, every-other-week
Moderated by Librarian Alex Gaete
If completing a 500-page book is too taxing and you’d never join a book group as a result, then SHORT AND SWEET is for you! Alex has established rules for the group that are simple: we’ll never read a book that exceeds 250-pages. And if we decide to read short stories from larger collections, we’ll hold the page count to 20 pages per short story! We always have sweets too! Here’s what we’re reading in October:
October 11:
Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee
October 25:
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

 

FRANK CONVERSATIONS
First Wednesday of each month at 11:00am
Moderated by Librarian Frank Connelly
Frank is well-known for his annual readings of Edgar Allan Poe during Halloween or Charles Dickens at Christmastime. In Frank Conversations, he selects a compelling topic or personality to explore on a deeper level. This fall, the series has been focusing on the World’s greatest sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Here’s what’s coming up:
November 7:  
December 5: 

 

FIRST THURSDAYS 
First Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
Moderated by Librarian Liam Hegarty
Since 2002 Liam has led a rotating series of three different book groups that encompass fiction, non-fiction and science fiction/fantasy. Here’s a list of the books they have read to date. See below for the fall lineup.  

 

STRANGER THAN FICTION
Stranger Than Fiction focuses on non-fiction in all its glory. Here’s what’s scheduled next:
November 1:  
 
NEW FUTURIANS

 Just launched, the New Futurians Book Group focuses on Science Fiction and Fantasy. At the inaugural meeting in September the group discussed Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Here’s what’s scheduled next:
December 6: 
Neuromancer by William Gibson
 
GUILTY CONSCIENCE
Feel guilty about pretending to have read a book when all you’d actually done was watch it on Masterpiece Theater?The Guilty Conscience Book Group allows you to expiate this and similar sins by reading works of fiction the neglect of which has caused you heartache. 
Here’s what’s on tap for the next meeting:
January 7:  

 

ILEEN GOTTESFELD PRESENTS
Wednesdays at 10:00am
3 Sessions in Fall & 3 Sessions in Spring
Moderated by Ileen Gottesfeld
Twice a year, retired teacher Ileen Gottesfeld leads a three-session book discussion that focuses on a central theme. Each of the three sessions involves a different book with the stories from each skillfully tied back into the overall themed discussion. Ileen’s current discussion on the theme “The Consequence of Decision” is currently underway. Here’s what’s still to come:
October 10: 
October 31
Terrorist by John Updike

 

 
Dates and times are subject to change. For specific dates and times for the above, always check Adult Program page on the library website

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