2020 Reading Season Events


December 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019 — 7:00 pm
Books & Brews

Meet us at Harvey’s on Phila St. to discuss what 20 and 30-somethings are reading today. December: Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

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January 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 7:00 pm
Books & Brews

Meet us at Harvey’s on Phila St. to discuss what 20 and 30-somethings are reading today. January: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Saturday, January 18, 2020 — 2:00 pm
Poetry Reading: Rana Bitar

Rana will read from her new collection of poems, A Loaf of Bread, which touches on memory and loss regarding Syria, her former homeland.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 7:00 pm
Comedy Educates: #SocialJustice

Beck Krefting, Skidmore professor and former stand-up comic, discusses the role of charged humor in the service of social justice–historically and now–in addition to exploring contemporary writings that use charged humor to educate.

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February 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 6:00 pm
Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic

Check out books from the library, join a poetry discussion of South African poets (with handouts), and stay later for Caffè Lena’s Poetry Open Mic Night.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — 11:00 am
Better Off Read

This book group will meet monthly to discuss mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles. Books can be found on the shelves, Reading Group collection, or requested from other libraries. See a librarian for more information. Please register through our online events calendar or by calling 518- 584-7860, ext. 247.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 — 4:00 pm
Poetry Café

Poetry Cafe attendees will have the opportunity to closely read and discuss selected poems.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 — 7:00 pm
Books & Brews

Meet us at Harvey’s on Phila St. to discuss what 20 and 30-somethings are reading today. February: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

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March 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 2:00 pm
Friday Flicks: Loving

Join us for a film screening of Loving, the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end in the Supreme Court.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 — 3:30 pm
Books and Tea

Books and Tea meets to discuss The Color of Water by James McBride. Books and Tea is an ongoing reading group that meets the third Thursday of each month.

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