November 25, 2022

Book Clubs Announce September Picks at Syracuse Public Library –

Press release

SYRACUSE — Did you know that the Syracuse Public Library now has two book clubs? These clubs include its long-standing adult book club and its new young adult book club.

The Adult Book Club will be reading “Let’s Pretend It Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir” by Jenny Lawson in September in conjunction with Banned Book Week, September 18-24. In this memoir, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey, recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her horribly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

Discussions will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13 via Zoom and at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 in the ground floor meeting room. Copies of the book are available at the SPL. For those with devices, Libby offers digital copies of e-books or audiobooks. For more information on the Adult Book Club or to receive a Zoom invite, contact Becky Brower at [email protected]

The young adult book club will read “Pan’s Labyrinth: The Faun’s Labyrinth” by Cornelia Funke and Guillermo del Toro. Based on del Toro’s critically acclaimed film, this haunting tale takes readers into a grim, magical, war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like rogue fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, brave rebels and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.

Teens, young adults and new adults can join the group to discuss the book at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28. Readers can consult copies in the library. The Libby and Hoopla apps also offer digital copies of e-books and audiobooks. For more information, contact Amber Weber at [email protected]

YA video game

Young adults can attend the library’s monthly video game program from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 1. Play Nintendo Switch from the library with other players and enjoy the snacks provided.

Closure of the library

The Syracuse Public Library will close on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day.