Syracuse Public Library — Book Clubs Announce March Picks
SYRACUSE — Syracuse Public Library has two book clubs, one for adult and the other for young adult readers. The adult book club will read “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman in March. Set in a peaceful retirement village, the novel features four unlikely friends who meet weekly to discuss unsolved crimes.
Together, they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, Thursday Murder Club members suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
As the bodies pile up, can this unorthodox, but brilliant gang catch the killer before it’s too late?
Discussions will occur at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the downstairs meeting room and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, via Zoom. Pick up a copy of the book at the library or access it digitally through the Libby app. For information about the adult book club or to receive a Zoom invitation, contact Becky Brower at [email protected]
Meanwhile, the young adult book club has selected “Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson for March. As the Revolutionary War begins, 13-year-old Isabel wages her own fight … for freedom.
Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel.
When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion.
Pick up copies at the library. Digital e-books are available on Libby and Hoopla. The discussion occurs from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Rosalyn Jones Room.
Email Michelle Parker, [email protected], or Amber Weber, [email protected], with questions.
LEGO Club Returns
LEGO Club returns to the children’s department at 4 p.m. Monday, March 6. The Syracuse Public Library will put out its LEGO tubs with everything young builders could need or want. Emilia Layne will also have building challenges each week. Come, have fun and make friends at 4 p.m. every Monday.
Decluttering Support Group
Seeking to reduce the items in your house and need a little encouragement? Join the Decluttering Support Group at noon Thursday, March 9, in the library’s downstairs meeting. The group offers a nonjudgmental space and resources to realize your dreams of a simplified life.