Two Scarsdale Public Library book groups for adults are scheduled to meet on Wednesdays in June at 1 p.m. With construction underway at Olmsted Road, the sessions will be held at other locations.
Not Your Kids Book Club for Adults, the monthly session for adults interested in what young adults are reading, will discuss Posted by John David Anderson.
“Written with understated humor and fine-tuned perception, Frost’s first-person narrative offers a riveting story as well as an uncomfortably realistic picture of middle school social dynamics.” –Booklist
Nancy’s Book Group, led by Nancy Zachary, will come together on June 19th to discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean. “Exquisitely written, consistently entertaining . . . A loving tribute not just to a place or an institution but to an idea . . . What makes The Library Book so enjoyable is the sense of discovery that propels it, the buoyancy when Orlean is surprised or moved by what she finds. . . . Her depiction of the Central Library fire on April 29, 1986, is so rich with specifics that it’s like a blast of heat erupting from the page. . . . The Library Book is about the fire and the mystery of how it started—but in some ways that’s the least of it. It’s also a history of libraries, and of a particular library, as well as the personal story of Orlean and her mother, who was losing her memory to dementia while Orlean was retrieving her own memories by writing this book”—Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times.
The group will meet at the Mid-Westchester JCC, 999 Wilmot Road. Registration is required. Please call the Reference Desk at 914-722-1302.