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Librarian Mary Jones leads monthly discussions of classics. Participants should read each title before the discussion. At the end of each book discussion, 15 copies of the Penguin Classics paperback edition of the next title are distributed by lottery.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
3:30 p.m.Book Discussion: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.
The Riverside Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thursday, January 15, 2015
2 p.m.Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Lolita by V.Nabokov Location in Schwarzman Building subject to change
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
3:30 p.m.Book Discussion: A Tree Growns in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith.
The Riverside Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thursday, February 19, 2015
2 p.m.Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The House of Mirth by E. Wharton Location in Schwarzman Building subject to change
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
3:30 p.m.Book Discussion: The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.
The Riverside Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thursday, March 19, 2015
2 p.m.Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Location in Schwarzman Building is subject to change
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
3:30 p.m.Book Discussion: Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Riverside Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell. Identifies the qualities of successful people, maintaining that culture, family, and idiosyncratic factors can have a decisive impact on shaping high achievers,
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thursday, April 16, 2015
2 p.m.Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Natural by B. Malamud Location in Schwarzman Building is subject to change
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thursday, May 21, 2015
2 p.m.Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Mrs. Dalloway by V. Woolf Location in Schwarzman Building is subject to change
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thursday, June 18, 2015
2 p.m.Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Seize the Day by Saul Bellow Location in Schwarzman is subject to change
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults

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