Adult Recurring Events

Mystery Book Club

First Wednesday of the month

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Mystery Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. For information call Elizabeth Henderson at (434) 841-5328.

Second Tuesday Book Group

Second Tuesday of the month

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

New members welcomed; books available for loan in advance of the discussion. For book selection info call 203 488-1441, ext. 318 or click to see the current title. Group meets in the Lucy Hammer Room

Bestseller Book Club

Last Saturday of the month

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you ever thought about joining a book club? It’s a fun way to get connected, make new friends, and read more books! In the Bestseller Book Club, we’ll be reading and discussing newly released, highly rated books from a wide variety of genres.

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Every Wednesday

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in learning to speak Latin? Contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 for details. Class meets every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00pm.

Knitting Group

Every Wednesday

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Books & Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Last Wednesday of the month

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Each month, Books & Brews offers 2 titles to choose from, each with its own discussion group to take part in. See upcoming titles at the group’s meetup.com page.

We bring next month’s books to each meeting. Come out and grab one for next month’s group. You can also borrow one from the library (place a hold on our online catalog), or purchase your own copy. New members welcome. Read one of the titles and come out and join the fun!

Find us on meetup.com to connect with the group and RSVP to the meeting.

Books ‘n’ Brews will meet at Thimble Island Brewery.

Feel free to bring your own snacks. Thimble Islands offers a selection of craft beers (must be 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages), wine, soda, and water. No purchase necessary to take part in the book club. Come have some fun & get lit…erary at Books ‘n’ Brews!

How to Eat a Poem: A Weekly Poetry Discussion Group

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn to better understand and appreciate the wide world of poetry! Each week we’ll discuss a new chapter from the 8th edition of the book Sound and Sense: an Introduction to Poetry by Laurence Perrine. A best-selling introduction to poetry for more than 50 years, Perrine’s book succinctly covers the basics with detailed chapters on the elements of poetry, unique materials on evaluating poetry, exemplary selections, and exercises and study questions that guide understanding. With an emphasis on teaching students to read, understand, and evaluate poetry, this group will be your guide to discovering how and what a poem means, and hopefully gain a new appreciation for the art form.

Registration required to receive meeting link. Click here to register. Digital copies of Sound and Sense are available through Open Library. Click here to create an account and download a copy of the book.

Hatha Yoga

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Join Kripalu certified Yoga instructor Joanne DeVito for our weekly virtual  yoga class! All experience levels welcome. Yoga mat required, yoga strap, block, and a light throw recommended.

Registration is required to receive a link to this online event. Click here to register.

 

Imagine Your Story: A Virtual Fiction Writing Workshop

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Award-winning novelist, Susan Strecker, will host a three-part workshop on June 30th, July 7th, & 14th from 10:30am – 12:30pm. Topics covered will include eight tips and tricks for writing a novel, the essential elements of successful books, & the importance of hooking the reader. Writers of all experience & ability levels are welcome. Registration required. Please note: by registering on this page, you are registering for all three sessions.

Registration is required to receive a link to this online event. Click here to register.