Book Discussions/Events

Book discussion, author talks, Friend's book sales, Foundation events that are free and open to public.

Books & Brownies @THPS

Teens: write book reviews - get brownies!

That's right - free delicious brownies for book loving teens. Write reviews of your favorite books (or movies or music) for our teen reviews page. Or warn other teens about things that weren't any good. Bring reviews already written or take turns recording a review to be transcribed later. For each review you do you get a free brownie.

Want to know what we mean by a review? Find examples on the teen reviews page.

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Book Into Film: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil @Central

Book Into Film is a library series meeting approximately every other month, where you are invited to read the book on your own, watch the film with others at the library, and stay after the screening for a discussion of both book and film. 

This time, it's New York reporter John Berendt's nonfiction account of a murder, featuring Savannah's colorful inhabitants and architecture, which became Clint Eastwood's movie starring Kevin Spacey.  The library has print and e-book editions you can check out.  Which version tells the tale better? 

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The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution @North

“Relax,” writes author Mary DeMocker, “this isn’t another light bulb list. It’s not another overwhelming pile of parental ‘to dos’ designed to shrink your family’s carbon footprint through eco-superheroism.” Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution.

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Deborah Landau & Matthew Zapruder @THPS

Join Matthew Zapruder and Deborah Landau for an afternoon of conversation and poetry. 

Professor Deborah Landau is director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She is the author of Soft Targets, The Uses of the Body and The Last Usable Hour both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press; and Orchidelirium, selected for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. For many years she co-directed the KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Series and co-hosted the video interview program Open Book on
In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Now What? Managing Transition without Falling into a Pit of Despair @North

The only constant in life is change. When we lose or leave our jobs, a relationship ends, our health suffers, or other major life change occurs, we often enter a period of darkness and pain. At this event, participants will learn specific tools to make the most of their transition, including staying in a positive mind frame and taking active steps to create an even better situation than before.

This event is for:

• Anyone who would like to make a change in their work/retirement activities, relationships, health, or where they live

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