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The Adelphi University Libraries Book Club

A book discussion group for Adelphi University faculty and staff.


About the Book Club

Welcome to the Adelphi University Libraries Book Club! We are so happy to have you with us! Our vision for this book club was born out of two extremely passionate and creative forces, who just happened to love reading, putting their heads together and wanting to create a forum where different people of different positions within the library could come together once a month to forget the troubles of their day to day lives and enter into a world where they could have enlightening, enriching, and meaningful conversation about a variety of different topics all centered around selected readings. A forum for people to not only get to know one another but to learn from each other. Hopefully, you will take a little time and join us each month for our book club with the hope being that you we will leave each month’s session feeling just a little better and little more relaxed than you were when you came. We hope to see you each month!

Dates & Details

Spring Book Club Dates:

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig - January 28, 2019, 1pm

Location: Kelly Room, Swirbul Library 

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer- April 17, 2019, 1pm

Location: Hay Lab, Swirbul Library 

"Uncommon Type," by Tom Hanks - June 12, 2019, 1pm

Location: Kelly Room, Swirbul Library


Fall Book Club Dates:

"The Secret of Clouds," by Alyson Richman - November 13, 2019, 1 -2 pm

Location: Nexus Building, Room 154 (light refreshments will be served)


Winter 2020 Book Club Dates:

"Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine," by Gail Honeyman - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 , 1-2 PM

Location: Kelly Room, Swirbul Library

Spring 2020

"Light from Other Stars," by Erika Swyler (NOTE: This is the Long Island Reads 2020 book selection)

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM 

Location: Kelly Room, Swirbul Library

Book Club FAQs

Q: Can I attend if haven't read the book? 

A: Yes.

Q: Can I attend if I don't work in the library? 

A: Yes, all AU faculty and staff are welcome! Please email User Services to let them know of your interest in joining our group. 

Q: Can I attend if I didn't say I was coming? 

A: Yes.

Q: Can I attend if I just want to be a listener and not participate? 

A: Yes.

Q: Can I attend if I work on a different campus/telecommute/am off campus that day? 

A: Yes. Please contact us to arrange virtual participation. 

Q: Can I bring my lunch? 

A: Absolutely!

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