Book Event

Monday, April 26, 2021

Tails & Tales - Adult Summer Reading Club

 


THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING CLUB RETURNS

BE A PART OF THIS FABULOUS PROGRAM

REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 8, 2021

CHECK OUT OUR SUMMER READING CLUB BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR RECOMMENDED TITLES WE’RE SURE YOU’LL LOVE!

Welcome to the 2021 Adult Summer Reading Club, Tails and Tales. Our theme this year honors the wonderful comfort of animals, both wild and domesticated, that helped us get through the Covid pandemic. If you had a cat to cuddle, a dog to walk, or even a fish to feed, it brightened your day and gave purpose to your life. And, as you know, most animals have a tail and a tale. Do you have a pet pic you would like to share, especially if it also contains books? Does your fur baby have a tale? Please send your pictures and/or a story about your pet to us at readers@eastmeadow.info so we can celebrate them this summer. 

We start our summer with a whale of a project, with the first part on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m., and finishing up on Thursday, June 24th (same time). Librarian Janine Walsh will lead us in a crocheting craft, “a whale of a coaster.” Kits will be made and available for pick-up, so that we can learn to crochet a whale coaster for that cool summer beverage of your choice. 

Our June Mystery Club title is Dog On It by Spencer Quinn featuring the P.I. team of Chet and Bernie. Even if you are not one of our regular mystery readers, we urge you to join us Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm to get a taste of the Chet and Bernie mystery series. Spencer Quinn aka Peter Abrahams will be the featured author at our End of Summer Party in August, and has a new mystery in the series debuting in July. 

Other summer programs include a visit with the plant man who will tell us what to plant to draw wildlife into our gardens, baking with a back story-learning to make desserts that come with a tale, an animal-centric trivia contest, and of course, book discussions. 

Our programs once again, will be online and primarily zoomed. Sign-up and registration begin June 8th, and can be done at our summer reading club website. Our tentative calendar is located on that webpage as well. We will have little gift bags once a week, randomly drawn from the submitted reviews-each patron can win one during the summer. Our fantastic bibliography will also be on the webpage where you will find our recommended books-some available now, and some coming out during the course of the summer…both in e-book and print book.   

We hope that you will enjoy our summer tale!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

April 13 @ 7 PM - Evening Discussion/LI Reads - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Join us on April 13 at 7:00 pm as we discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Separated by their embrace of different racial identities, two mixed-race identical twins reevaluate their choices as one raises a black daughter in their southern hometown while the other passes for white with a husband who is unaware of her heritage.

Zoom Meeting – Register online by clicking on this link, or call us at 794-2570 ask for Programming. You will be emailed the Zoom link the morning of the program.

The eBook version of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.

Discussion guide for The Vanishing Half.

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

March 23 @ 7 PM - Mystery Book Club - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Join us on March 23 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. After working with bestselling crime writer Alan Conway for years, editor Susan Ryeland is intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus P√ľnd, who solves mysteries in sleepy English villages. His traditional formula has proved hugely successful, so successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway’s latest tale involves a murder at Pye Hall, with dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects. But the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

Zoom Meeting – Register online by clicking on this link, or call us at 794-2570 ask for Programming. You will be emailed the Zoom link the morning of the program.

The eBook version of Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Feb 23 @ 7 PM - Evening Book Discussion: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Join us on February 23 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco where she runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is fairly comfortable. And then one day a man enters the shop and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy-two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite, charming, and unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the leader of the newest drug cartel that has taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca make their way north toward the United States and discover that everyone is running from something.
 
Zoom Meeting - Register online by clicking on this link, or call us at 794-2570 ask for Programming. You will receive the link the day of the program.

The eBook version of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.


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

Friday, January 15, 2021

Feb 2 @ 7 PM - Read 'N Share

Read ‘N Share – Read a good book recently? Talk about it with other book lovers! 

Welcome to the Read ‘n Share book club where avid adult readers can informally share the books they have read and enjoyed.


Zoom Meeting – Register online by clicking on this link, or call us at 794-2570 ask for Programming. You will receive the link the day of the program.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Jan 14 @ 7 PM - Mystery Book Club - Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Join us on January 14 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. When she stumbles across the ad, she's looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss--a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten--by the luxurious "smart" home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn't know is that she's stepping into a nightmare--one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder. She knows she's made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn't always ideal. She's not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she's not guilty--at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

Zoom Meeting - Register online by clicking on this link, or call us at 794-2570 ask for Programming. You will receive the link the day of the program.

The eBook version of The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.

The Turn of the Key was inspired by the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. One of the best film adaptations of this work is The Innocents (1961) starring Deborah Kerr. We will include this movie in our discussion and compare it to The Turn of the Key. The Innocents can be watched for free on Youtube by clicking on this link.

If you are interested in reading The Turn of the Screw, the eBook can accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.

Discussion guide for The Turn of the Key.

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

December 16 @ 7 PM - Evening Book Discussion: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Join us on December 16 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts. This book reimagines the story behind the creation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, whose hardscrabble life on the Dakota prairie inspires her husband’s masterpiece and her advocacy of an exploited Judy Garland.

Zoom Meeting – Register online by clicking on this link, or call us at 794-2570 ask for Programming. You will receive the link the day of the program.


The eBook version of Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.

Discussion guide for Finding Dorothy.

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