The Croton Library Book Club
For older teens & adults of all ages.
If you love reading thought-provoking, well-written literature, nonfiction, good popular fiction and even a little poetry — and you’re looking for like-minded adults to share this passion — the Croton Library Book Club is for you!
Join our welcoming group for lively and challenging discussions led by Reference Librarian Amy Melman.
This book club currently meets in person, on the front lawn of the Library.
Registration: If it looks like rain, Amy will email everyone around 8 that morning to announce it is moving to Zoom.
Please email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend — and so she can notify you in case of inclement weather!
First Wednesday of the month, 10:00am-noon
- July 5 - A Death in the Family by James Agee
- June 1 - Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
- May 4 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- April 6 - The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
- March 2 - The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
- Feb. 2 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
- Jan. 5 - The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
- Dec. 1 - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
- Nov. 3 - The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- Oct. 6 - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
- Sept. 1 - The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
- Aug. 4 - A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
- July 7 - John Adams by David McCullough
- June 2 - The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
- May 5 - For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
- April 7 - A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
- March 3 - Bossypants by Tina Fey
- Feb. 3 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- Jan. 6 - The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
Adults & Children’s Lit Book Club
For adults. New members welcome.
A club for adults who love children’s literature! In this group, led by Reference Librarian Amy Melman, we’ll read and discuss books on a K-6th grade level. Authors and illustrators welcome, too.
This book club currently meets on Zoom. It is currently on hiatus but will resume on Sept. 12, 2022!
Registration: For information and to sign up, contact Amy at 914-271-6612 or email@example.com.
Second Monday of the month, 10:00am-Noon
May 9 & June 13:
- Chapter book: Betsy-Tacy by Maude Hart Lovelace
- Children’s books: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes; John’s Turn by Mac Barnett; Just Help! How to Build a Better World by Sonia Sotomayor; Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris; A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
- Chapter book: Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Bloom
- Children’s books: Don’t Hug Doug : (he doesn’t like it) by Carrie Finison; The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin; Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
- Chapter book: No Talking by Andrew Clements
- Children’s books: I Am a Cat by Galia Bernstein; I’m Sticking by You by Smriti Prasadam-Halls; Rachenko Eggs by Patricia Polacco
- Chapter book: Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
- Children’s books: No Elephants by Jerry Smath; The Mitten by Jan Brett; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
- Chapter book: The Museum by Susan Verde
- Children’s books: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson; The Report Card by Andrew Clements; Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
- Chapter book: Frindle by Andrew Clements
- Children’s books: How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen; Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson; The Chanukkah Guest by Eric A. Kimmel; Night Tree by Eve Bunting
- Chapter book: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White
- Children’s books: Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman; Hello, Jimmy by Anna Walker; Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type by Dorinne Cronin
Oct. 18 (3rd Monday; closed for Columbus Day on 2nd Monday):
- Chapter book: The Long Secret by Louise Fitzhugh
- Children’s books: The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright and Jim Field; Only One You by Linda Kranz; The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
- Chapter book: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
- Children’s books: Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard; Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller; Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Short Story Group
For older teens & adults of all ages.
Curious about short stories, or already love them? Interested in a book club but don’t have time for a whole book? This group is for you!
Each week, we read and discuss a different short story by a contemporary writer and discuss it together. In the past, we’ve read stories by Alice Munro, Shirley Jackson, Ted Chiang, Celeste Ng, and many more.
Local author Melissa Sarno leads the group.
Registration: This group will start up again in Fall 2022! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.