Keeler Library Book Club Selections for May 2021




"Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are"-Mason Cooley.

Bagels & Books

May, 6th at 10:30 am by Zoom

This book group reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction mostly selected by participants. This is the final book of a series entitled Perspectives on Family Life led by Professor and author, Heather Ostman.

 Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue details the lives of an immigrant family from Cameroon and their struggles to survive in New York. This critically acclaimed debut novel won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was named by The New York Times and The Washington Post as one of the notable books of 2016. It was also named the best book of 2016 by NPR, Kirkus ReviewsThe San Francisco Chronicle, and The Guardian.

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Roman á Chef Book Group


May 26th, at 7:00 pm


This is a book club for those who love food and cooking. Jama Hansonbrook leads it.


The May book is


Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan


Look through the book, try out a few recipes, and come talk about favorites and failures.


Share your food pics here.


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History and Biography


Book Group and Author Talk


May 18th, at 7:30 pm


The name says it all, for readers captivated by the study of history. It is led by our director Carolyn Reznick.


The May History & Biography Book Group will take place simultaneously as an author talk by Professor David Nasaw on his book, The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War.


Americans tend to see the end of the war as a glorious time when everyone could go home and resume their lives. The truth was more complex. In Europe, the end of the war brought chaos, not closure, with hundreds of thousands of refugees filling the roads, hoping to return to homes that, in many cases, no longer existed. They were “the displaced, deserters, war criminals and their intended victims who had managed to resist, to escape, all walking as one limping mass through the carnage,”


Professor Nasaw has had an outstanding career as a historian and is now emeritus from CUNY. We are grateful for the generous donation of his time.


This program is open to everyone, not only those who come to the History & Biography Book Group.


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