Book Event

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Starting April 1st - Online Book Club – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

We are thrilled to announce we will be beginning our first online Book club with Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly starting April 1st. We are also very excited that the author will be joining us on Thursday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. to talk about her book!

To join our online book group, please follow these simple steps:

1. If you are not a member of Goodreads you must create an account at

(After joining you will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address – please do so in order to participate in the discussion by clicking the link provided.)

2. Log into Goodreads and click on Community on top and Choose Groups.

3. In the search box type: EMPL Online Book Discussion.

4. Click Join and type in your library barcode when requested. Once we approve your membership please read the rules of the group.

5. Starting April 1st questions will be posted to promote discussion. At least two questions will be posted a week until the author visit.

Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk. Please read the book and join us.

If you have any questions, please contact Janine Walsh at or at 794-2570 ext 262.

Monday, March 27, 2017

March 30th at 12:30 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: 1984 by George Orwell

Join us on March 30 at 12:30 p.m. as we discuss 1984 by George Orwell. The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision, written in 1948, of the world we were becoming, is more timely than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia”- a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words.

For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236