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Tag: Book Group


Black Voices Book Group


The group continues its July discussion of “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi.    


Mystery Book Group


Librarian Gayle Stratton leads a discussion of “The Other Woman” by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Quiet Study Room


The perfect kind of date


Recently, a few PPL staff members had the good fortune to attend Book Expo America, an annual gathering of publishers, editors, booksellers, librarians and superfans of reading. It's sort of like fashion week for the book industry, where publishers pull out all of the stops in an effort to reveal and promote the books they are most excited about for the upcoming months.


Let’s talk politics


Talking about politics can evoke heated passion, although, if you watched last week's presidential debate, you might say that it could also lead to a mind-numbing headache. If you're looking for a stimulating forum to discuss the current political climate, we have the group for you.


September book groups


Not hitting the textbooks this fall? How about joining one of the library’s book groups? From mysteries to politics, Spanish to fiction, to beer and books at The Tap Room, we’ve got you covered. Join us to discuss this month's fiction book group selection, "Salvage the Bones," on September 13th.


Books on tap


It’s not Dickens, but it is a doozy. J.R. Moehringer’s memoir, “The Tender Bar,” sets the stage for the inaugural meeting of Books on Tap. This new book group led by librarian Kristin Friberg convenes at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the Nassau Inn on Tuesday, June 26th at 7 pm.


Book buzz


If you've read 2012 Pulitzer Fiction Jury member Michael Cunningham's recent New Yorker pieces on what really happened behind-the-scenes in the year-without-a-fiction winner debacle, you may have gotten a tiny teaser for the July 24th Books on Tap selection,

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