All Hail to the Bloomingdale Branch
This is a prelude to a paean I would like to compose to our beloved New York Public Library. It functions in a way that is easy to take for granted. But whether you are an avid reader or researcher, this system has a depth and breadth that is simply unmatched in our civic lives.
Today, I am here just to communicate two bookish offerings.
First, Book Swap Nite is this Wednesday, April 6th at 6 p.m. The branch invites us all to bring new or gently used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVD (children's materials are also welcome) to swap or just compe chat with other readers. The more people who come, the more books there will be to trade.
Second is the Bloomingdale Book Discussion Group with meets fourth Thursdays of most months at 5:45 p.m. in the 2nd floor auditorium.
Upcoming discussion group selections are:
- Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver on April 28th
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins on May 26th
- Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee on June 23rd
- Undocumented by Dan-el Padilla-Peralta on July 28th
- Under the Wide & Starry Sky by Nancy Horan on August 25th
It's organized like a book group, so participants should read the books in advance.
Please call (212) 222-8030 for information. The branch is located at 150 West 100th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
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