Adult Services

Learning opportunities abound at the library!

You can register for all events on our online calendar, by choosing "Calendar of Events" on our menu, or click HERE.

Contact Grace Engelbrecht, Adult Services Librarian, at or (585) 392-8350.

Book Clubs

Bestsellers Book Club

In bestsellers book club, we will discuss newer and popular titles of all genres and interests. Titles will be decided in advance by the group. Adult book clubs are open to ages 18+.  

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm in the library

Next meetings: Tuesday, June 6th, 1:00pm

Title: The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis

Summary: "Eight months since losing her mother in the Spanish flu outbreak of 1919, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Carter's life has completely fallen apart. For the past six years, under the moniker Angelica, Lillian was one of the most sought-after artists' models in New York City, with statues based on her figure gracing landmarks from the Plaza Hotel to the Brooklyn Bridge. But with her mother gone, a grieving Lillian is rudderless and desperate--the work has dried up and a looming scandal has left her entirely without a safe haven. So when she stumbles upon an employment opportunity at the Frick mansion--a building that, ironically, bears her own visage--Lillian jumps at the chance. But the longer she works as a private secretary to the imperious and demanding Helen Frick, the daughter and heiress of industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick, the more deeply her life gets intertwined with that of the family--pulling her into a tangled web of romantic trysts, stolen jewels, and family drama that runs so deep, the stakes just may be life or death. Nearly fifty years later, mod English model Veronica Weber has her own chance to make her career--and with it, earn the money she needs to support her family back home--within the walls of the former Frick residence, now converted into one of New York City's most impressive museums. But when she--along with a charming intern/budding art curator named Joshua--is dismissed from the Vogue shoot taking place at the Frick Collection, she chances upon a series of hidden messages in the museum: messages that will lead her and Joshua on a hunt that could not only solve Veronica's financial woes, but could finally reveal the truth behind a decades-old murder in the infamous Frick family"-- Provided by publisher. 

Copies are available now!

So Little Time & Tots Book Club

This book club is geared towards parents with young kids who are looking for an easy going way to be in book club. Meetings are held at Mamaste Cafe (1235 Hilton Parma Corners Rd, Hilton, NY 14468). Coffee and play area coupons are provided by Mamaste Cafe for this book club.  Enjoy a laid back book discussion while kids play in the play area.  

Meetings: Monthly (look for an upcoming change to day and time!)

Next meeting: Thursday, June 15th, 2:00pm at Mamaste Cafe & Play

Title: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Summary: "A by-the-book literary agent must decide if happily ever after is worth changing her whole life for in this insightful, delightful new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. Nora Stephens' life is books--she's read them all--and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby. Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters' trip away--with visions of a small town transformation for Nora who she's convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they've met many times and it's never been cute. If Nora knows she's not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he's nobody's hero, but as they are thrown together again and again--in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow--what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they've written about themselves"-- Provided by publisher. 

Register IN the library to pick up a book!

Non-Fiction Book Club

This club is for adults (ages 18+) who want to expand their horizons and knowledge through non-fiction books. Each selection is for the group to read independently and discuss together. 

Meetings: the 2nd Wednesday of every other month  (January, March, May, July, September, November)

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 12th, 1:00 pm in person

Title: Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Faro by Rachel Slade

Summary: "On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish—until now.

Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves—whose conversations were captured by the ship’s data recorder—journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final twenty-four hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officers’ anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out Captain Michael Davidson’s increasingly bizarre commands, which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America's aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shipping—a cut-throat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming."

Copies are available now!

Sweet & Spicy: Romance Book Club

It is for adults (ages 18+) who enjoy all types of romance. Selections will range in content and genre. Each selection is for the group to read independently and discuss together.  Please register online.

Meetings: the 3rd Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December)

Next Meeting: Wed. June 21st, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Title: Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Summary: "After being kicked off a baking competition show by judge Dominic De Vere, successful London baker Sylvie Fairchild returns to "Operation Cake" as a judge, setting off an intense rivalry and maybe a bit of romance."

Copies are on their way!

Upcoming Events

Book Chat

When: Thursday, June 8th, 6:30-7:30pm

Join Parma Staff in our Reading Lounge to discuss your favorite books and what you're currently reading.  

Come and talk all things books!  

No registration.

Crafternoon: Painted Garden Stakes

When: Friday, June 9th, 2:00-3:30pm

Make 2 garden or yard stakes using large paint sticks. All supplies provided!

Registration is required. 

Busy Books Workshop

When: Saturday, June 10th, 10:30am-12:30pm

This workshop is for caregivers to make a busy book, sometimes called a quiet book, for their child. Busy books are a great way to keep kids engaged in play and education, especially during travel.

All supplies will be provided and page ideas will be shared, too! Kids are welcome to participate. 

Please register.

Tech Time: Google Suite

When: Monday, June 12th, 1:00-2:00pm

Grace will present on the apps and tools available to you if you have a Google account or Gmail. This will be an overview on all tools; we will not be able to dive in deep to how to use each one at this time. Please come with questions and bring your device if you'd like to practice during the class. 

Registration appreciated. 

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