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Get Started With Hoopla

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2 PM

Have you been missing out on all of the fun? Want to read FREE eBooks or listen to audiobooks on your Smartphone but you’re not sure how?

Join the Readers’ Services Department for a live demonstration that will teach you how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more to your personal devices using your library card. We will guide you through the process of downloading and transferring books to your smart devices and laptops.

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged devices, as well as any necessary cords and passwords.

No registration required.

This program is free.

 Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

 

 

 

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Afternoon Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

at1:30 PM

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: LibraryReads • BookBrowse • Goodreads

“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People

          The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. 

In the tiny forest community of Beartown, the possibility that the amateur hockey team  might win a junior championship, bringing the hope of revitalization to the fading town, is    shattered by the aftermath of a violent act that leaves a young girl traumatized.

The program is free.  

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

Latest Additions to Book Club in a Bag

book club in a bag logoLet us provide you with everything you need for your book club: sets of books exclusively for local book clubs to check out for their discussions.  Discussion questions are included in the set, along with biographical and critical material.

The following are titles that have been added to the Book Club in a Bag collection recently. Information on borrowing any of our Book Clubs in a Bag as well as a complete list of all titles available can be found here on the library’s website. Please call 516-921-7161 ext. 239 or stop by Readers’ Services if you have any questions.

Two-Family House

by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Two women, sisters by marriage who share a two-family brownstone in Brooklyn in the 1950s, form a strong bond when they each give birth minutes apart on the same night, but as the years pass, a deeply buried family secret causes their friendship to unravel.

The Widow

by Fiona Barton

After Jean’s husband dies, the community wants to know the real truth about the crime he was suspected of—but Jean has secrets of her own.

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

A young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal diagnosis describes his examination into what truly makes a meaningful life.

All summaries from the publishers.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    7:30 PM

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

Electing to marry the fiancé who is hospitalized for depression, a woman commits to decades of love and faith involving their brilliant musical eldest son, their responsible daughter and a tightly controlled younger son who helps her care for her increasingly troubled husband.

By the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of You Are Not a Stranger Here.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

Lake Reads

canandaiqua lakeI just got back from a week at Canandaigua Lake. While reading and enjoying the beautiful scenery, I started thinking of all the wonderful books that take place on a lake.  Here are some of my favorite books that are great lake reads:

Crow Lake Crow Lake * –  Mary Lawson   In the rural farm country of northern Ontario, the lives of two families–the farming Pye family, and zoologist Kate Morrison and her three brothers–are brought together and torn apart by misunderstanding, resentment, family love, and tragedy.

Inn at Lake DevineThe Inn at Lake Devine  –  Elinor Lipman   When her mother receives a notice about a Vermont inn that caters especially to non-Jewish guests, Natalie Marx becomes obsessed with the once-restricted, family-owned resort and wangles an invitation to join a friend on a vacation there.

Lake ComoLake Como –  Anita Hughes   After walking in on her fiancé cheating on her with her boss, Hallie Elliot escapes to Lake Como in Italy where she becomes involved with a mysterious estate caretaker with a dark and secretive past.

Lake of Dead LanguagesThe Lake of Dead Languages  – Carol Goodman   Returning to the Heart Lake School for Girls as a Latin teacher to start a new life with her daughter, Jane is haunted by past tragedy and terrifying memories when she begins receiving menacing messages.

 

*available for Book Club in a Bag                        All summaries from the publishers.

This article appeared previously in The Book Club Insider, July 2016     

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites

by Alice Hoffman

Tuesday July 26, 2016

1:30 PM

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

“Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.”              -from the publisher

The program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

Afternoon Book Club

book of unknown americans

 

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

The Book of Unknown Americans

By Cristina Henriquez

Named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read,The Daily Beast’s Novel of the Year, and a Mother Jones, Oprah.com, School Library Journal, and BookPage Best Book of the Year.

“When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved. Here Henríquez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America.” (From the Publisher)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

1:30 PM

This program is free.

Books are available at the circulation desk.

All are welcome!

– posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services