Book Groups

Unless stated otherwise, all book clubs are currently meeting online. You can register for the Zoom information for clubs by going to our calendar.

All are welcome to attend any of our book clubs. The library sets aside copies for most of book club’s titles by the circulation desk. If you have any questions, please call the Reference Desk at (845) 634-4997 x125.


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New members are welcome. This group usually meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:15 PM.

June 8: Sugar Run by Mesha Maren

July 13: The River by Peter Heller

Aug. 10: A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum


Contact Joe Barbieri  at [email protected]

Talk about local history selections!

This group is temporarily on hiatus. 

He Said/She Said (Memoirs)

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This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. New members always welcome! Led by a New City Library librarian. 

June 7: The Last Girl by Nadia Murad

July 6*: All Over but the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg

August 2: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro

*date changed due to July 4

Investigating Mysteries

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This group meets the 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. 

Contact: Librarian Nancy Moskowitz at 845-634-4997, ext. 140 or [email protected]

June 28: Little Comfort by Edwin Hill

July 26: The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

August 23: The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

Rise and Read

For early risers! Join us as we gather at 10 AM, every fourth Thursday morning to read a wide variety of books.

Meet Outside on the patio!

June 24: The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

July 22: We All Fall Down by Michael T. Harvey

August 26: It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefehld

Teen Book Discussions

Contact: Teen Librarian Mary Phillips at 634-4997 x137 or [email protected] 

June 23: The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang.   Registration 6/14
June 30: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. Registration 6/21
July 7: Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham. Registration 6/30
July 14: Scythe by Neal  Shusterman Registration. Registration 7/5
July 28: Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Registration 7/14
August 4: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Registration 7/26
August 11: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Registration 8/2
August 25: One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus. Registration  8/16

Facts (Non-Fiction)

Meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at 2:00 PM

June 16: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

July 21: First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans by Thomas Ricks

August: No meeting