Category: Book Discussions

Book Club for Kids and Parents

The lazy days and evenings of summer are the perfect time to share books as a family. Reading together not only promotes fluency and an increased vocabulary, it also strengthens family bonds and creates lasting memories. If you have a child ages 9 – 12, consider joining us on Monday, June 18th @ 5:30 as we meet to discuss Charlie & Frog by Karen Kane.  Reserve your copy today.

Charlie’s parents have left him (again). This time they are off to South Africa to help giant golden moles. And Charlie? He’s been dumped with his TV-obsessed grandparents. Lonely and curious, Charlie heads into the village of Castle-on-the-Hudson, where a frightened old woman gives him a desperate message-in sign language. When she suddenly disappears, Charlie is determined to find answers.

Discover the surprising ways people listen in debut author Karen Kane’s page-turning mystery filled with humor, intrigue, and heartwarming friendships.   -Amazon Books

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June Book Discussion Group-When Breath Becomes Air

Join us June 12th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
When Breath Becomes Air

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

Ask at the front desk for a copy of this moving memoir or email us at baynelibrary@einetwork.net to reserve your copy. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming book discussions:

7/10/18 When She Woke by Hilary Jordan
8/7/18 Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
9/11/18 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
10/9/18 American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
11/12/18 White Houses by Amy Bloom
12/11/18 Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

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Virtual Senior Academy

If you are 55 years of age and have access to a computer, the Internet, and a webcam you can join the Virtual Senior Academy!

Virtual Senior Academy

The Virtual Senior Academy offers interactive group classes on a wide variety of topics. Their easy to use platform is great for computer novices and pros alike! Learn more!

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