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 either on Zoom or in the Creative Space (the blue room) at the Croton Free Library.
Registration: Please email Amy at email@example.com if you plan to attend, and she will update you on the location each month.
First Wednesday of the month, 10:00am-noon
- Oct. 12 - 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
- Sept. 7 - the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
- Aug. 3 - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- July 6 - 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.
Registration: For information and to sign up, contact Amy at 914-271-6612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
No registration required! Email email@example.com for more info.
Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm. New session begins Oct. 17.
Mother-Daughter Book Club
For girls in grades 5-8 and their moms (or favorite female grown-up)!
Join us on the first Monday of each month for a lively discussion and activities related to the book we choose each month.
This program meets in the Creative Space at the Library.
Registration: Free, but required! Please register each adult and child separately. You only need to register once to come to any meeting in the whole series, which runs until March.
Sign up today! And email Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Theory of Mind Book Club
For readers in grades 6-12.
The world looks different to all of us. From when and where we're from, to what we look like and what our abilities are... books tell a slightly different story to all of us. What brings some of us joy makes others uncomfortable or angry. Let's talk about that.
Registration: Free, but required! Sign up now: tinyurl.com/CroLibTheory
No advance reading required! Please contact Gillian at email@example.com for more info.
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm. New session begins Oct. 6.