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 grace.engelbrecht@libraryweb.org 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 the library

Next meetings: Tuesday, March 7th, 1:00pm

Title: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls


Summary: "Sallie Kincaid is the daughter of the charismatic Duke Kincaid. Born into comfort and privilege, Sallie remembers little about her mother who died in a violent argument with the Duke. By the time she is just eight years old, Duke has remarried and had a son, Eddie. While Sallie is sharp-witted and resourceful, Eddie is timid and cerebral. When Sallie tries to teach young Eddie to be more like their father, her daredevil coaching leads to an accident, and Sallie is cast out. 

Nine years later, she's determined to reclaim her place in the family. Sallie confronts the secrets and scandals that hide in the shadows and comes into her own as a bold, sometimes reckless bootlegger"-- Back cover 

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: 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00pm

Next meeting: Thursday, March 21st, 2:00pm at Mamaste Cafe & Play

Title: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

Summary: In every person's story, there is something to hide...

The tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning--it just happens that one is a murderer.

Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling read with The Woman in the Library, an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

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, March 13th, 1:00 pm in person

Title: Come Fly The World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke

Summary: "Required to have a college degree, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3″ and 5′9", between 105 and 140 pounds, and under twenty-six years old at the time of hire. Cooke’s intimate storytelling weaves together the real-life stories of a memorable cast of characters, from small-town girl Lynne Totten, a science major who decided life in a lab was not for her, to Hazel Bowie, one of the relatively few Black stewardesses of the era, as they embraced the liberation of their new jet-set life.

Cooke brings to light the story of Pan Am stewardesses’ role in the Vietnam War, as the airline added runs from Saigon to Hong Kong for planeloads of weary young soldiers straight from the battlefields who were off for five days of R&R, and then flown back to war. Finally, with Operation Babylift—the dramatic evacuation of two thousand children during the fall of Saigon—the book’s special cast of stewardesses unites to play an extraordinary role on the world stage."-- Provided by publisher. 

Copies are available!

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: Wednesday, February 21st, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Title: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Summary: "England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.

Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring... or could he?

Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke...." 

Copies are available!

Only Murders in the Library Book Club

It is for adults (ages 18+) who enjoy all types of mysteries of all content (cozy mysteries, procedural mysteries, thriller mysteries, and true crime non-fiction). . Each selection is for the group to read independently and discuss together. 

Meetings: the last Wednesday of every month 

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 28th, 6:30pm

Title: The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

Summary: "A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel. In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect--a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion. Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases--a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea's surprise, Beth says yes. They meet regularly at Beth's mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she's not looking, and she could swear she's seen a small girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn't right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?"-- Provided by publisher. 

Copies are available!

Upcoming Events

Adult Craft: Water Bottle Love Bug

When: Tuesday, February 20th, 6:00-6:30pm

Please register to reserve a kit starting 2/1/24. This is a take 'n' make craft. 

You will need a 8oz water bottle, the accessories are provided. 

Kits can be picked up starting 2/14. Optional Zoom tutorial on 2/20. 

Bullet Journal Club

When: Tuesday, February 27th, 6:30-7:30pm

This club will meet the last Tuesday of each month.

For each gathering, we will have markers, colored pencils, washi tape, and stencils to use to set up your journal or next month's pages. Feel free to bring your own supplies! Page ideas will be available, too!

Join each monthly to socialize and be creative! No registration. 

Cooking for Two-ONLINE

When: Wednesday, February 28th, 7:00-8:00pm

Are you cooking for two and finding it challenging? Do you need a fresh start? During this program, you will learn strategies to plan and prepare nutrient-dense meals for two and make eating healthy meals a priority. This lesson will involve a breakdown of MyPlate to ensure you are including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy every day.

Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. Register to receive a Zoom link.

Go Green at Home: Mini Greenhouses & Winter Sowing

When: Thursday, February 29th, 6:30-7:30pm

Don't have a greenhouse?  Come Build Your Own Mini-Greenhouse to Start Plants in the Winter with Color Hilton-Parma Green. All ages. 

Registration appreciated. 

(This is a repeat of the December event). 

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