Adult Services

Learning opportunities abound at the library!

You can register for all events on our online calendar, by choosing "Calendar of Events" on our menu, or click HERE.

Contact Grace Engelbrecht, Adult Services Librarian, at grace.engelbrecht@libraryweb.org or (585) 392-8350.

Book Clubs

Bestsellers Book Club

In bestsellers book club, we will discuss newer and popular titles of all genres and interests. Titles will be decided in advance by the group. Adult book clubs are open to ages 18+.

In Person-1st Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm in the library

Virtual-1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm on Zoom

Next meetings: Tues. July 5th, 2022

Title: The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

Summary: "Working at the local library, Aleisha reads every book on a secret list she found, which transports her from the painful realities she's facing at home, and decides to pass the list on to a lonely widower desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter."

Copies are available at the library!

Non-Fiction Book Club

This club is for adults (ages 18+) who want to expand their horizons and knowledge through non-fiction books. Each selection is for the group to read independently and discuss together.

Meetings: the 3rd Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November)

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 20th, 1:00 pm in person

Title: The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us by Meg Lowman

Summary: "Biologist, botanist, and conservationist Meg Lowman-aka "Canopy Meg"-takes us on an adventure into the "eighth continent" of the world's treetops, along her journey as a tree scientist, and into climate action"-- Provided by publisher.

As a graduate student exploring the rain forests of Australia, Lowman sewed a harness from an old seat belt, gathered hundreds of feet of rope, and found a tool belt for her pencils and rulers. Up she went, into the trees., in order to be a better monitor. Over the years she planned one of the first treetop walkways, and helped create more of these bridges through the eighth continent all over the world. Here she launches us into the life and work of an ecologist and conservationist, and offers hope, specific plans, and recommendations for actions that will make an immediate and lasting impact against climate change." -- adapted from jacket

Copies are available now!


Sweet & Spicy: Romance Book Club

It is for adults (ages 18+) who enjoy all types of romance. Selections will range in content and genre. Each selection is for the group to read independently and discuss together. Please register online.

Meetings: the 3rd Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December)

Next Meeting: Wed. August 17th, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Title: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Summary: "Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.

Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.

Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.

Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations."

Copies available at the library now!


Upcoming Events

Movie Madness

When: Thursday, July 7th, 2:00-4:00pm

An eager expectant father finds his world is torn asunder when his wife inexplicably passes away after giving birth. He must then reconcile his challenging past with his grief if he is to be the father he always dreamed of being. Based on the novel by Matt Logelin. (PG-13, 1hr, 49mins).

Watch TRAILER

Registration appreciated, but not required.

Crafternoon: Foam Lighthouses

When: Friday, July 8th, 2:00-3:00pm

Create one decorative lighthouse, great for the summer season. All supplies provided. Please register.

Author Visit: Valerie Dimino

When: Tuesday, July 12th, 6:30-8:00pm

The Man Behind the Curtain, published in 2022, co-authored by Jessica Renee and Valerie Dimino.

Jessica Renee was 11 years old when her stepfather began routinely raping and sexually assaulting her. Only when she was 15 and her boyfriend asked the right questions did the truth come to light—a terrible truth that her mother chose not to believe. Backed by a church community that believed a woman’s duty was to support her husband above all else, Jessica’s mother and countless other family and friends turned against her, labeling her a sinner even as her rapist was convicted.

Throughout the long road to that conviction, Jessica often felt she didn’t have a voice, as she was continually questioned, criticized, and cast aside. She is ready to make her voice heard now and provide a guiding light for those who are still searching for hope.

Valerie Dimino has been passionate about writing since kindergarten, when she wrote and illustrated her first short story in marker. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in creative writing from SUNY Brockport and has 14 years of professional writing, editing, and marketing experience in higher education, performing arts, and medical informatics. She lives in Lakeville, New York, with her partner, Rich. This is her first book.

This event will include a reading, Q & A, and book signing. Copies of the book will available for sale. Val has generously offered to donate part of the proceeds to the library. Registration appreciated.

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