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Books and Beyond

At this new book club we will discuss books on topics related to our times and examine how possibly we can make a difference.

September 2022: The Opioid Epidemic

For September we have a unique opportunity.  On Tuesday, September 27, Author Sam Quiones will be Zooming with book clubs across Syracuse to talk about his book. Due to space issues we can only host 8 individuals. Registration Required We will still meet on our regular night to discuss the book among ourselves. 

August 2022: Gun Safety

July 2022

On July 28 Books and Beyond will discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.  In preparation please read " The Gates of Europe" to understand the history of the region and Ukraine's relationship with Russia.

June 2022

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March 2022

February 2022 - The Black Friend : On Being a Better White Person - We offer this discussion

January 2022

For 2022 we will kick off the year looking at discrimination against people based on their age.  Readers can choose between two books as listed below.  One looks at discrimination against the elderly and the other about unfavorable attitudes toward youth.  We look forward to a lively discussion. 

 

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

For this discussion we will be joined by Dr. Richard Price. Richard is the author of the blog "Adventures in Censorship"  

Please take a few minutes to peruse his blog Adventures in Censorship

August 2021

Hard copies of this book are available at the Information Desk for pick up during library hours.  There is also a copy on Libby. 

July 2021

This title is currently available in hard copy* and a limited number will be available at the Information @ LPL Desk. Stop in to pick one up or call 315-457-0310 to have a copy placed downstairs with Grab It & Go appointment.

Participants are asked to also read these two articles:

 Human Rights Organization

Harvard Business Review

*A digital copy of the eBook is also available through OverDrive.

June 2021

On June 24, Books & Beyond will be discussing Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. To attend the event, click here to register.

This title is currently available in hard copy* and a limited number will be available at the Information @ LPL Desk. Call 315-457-0310 to have a copy placed downstairs with Grab It & Go appointment.

*A digital copy of the eBook is also available through Libby and OverDrive.

May 2021

On May 27, Books & Beyond will be discussing Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji. To attend the online event, click here to register.

This title is currently available in hard copy* and a limited number will be available at the Information @ LPL Desk. Call 315-457-0310 to have a copy placed downstairs with Grab It & Go appointment.

*A digital copy of the eBook is also available through Libby and OverDrive.

April 2021

We will be launching our Books & Beyond Book Club on April 29, where we will discuss The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. This title is available in regular print, audiobook, as well as electronically through Overdrive. A small number of the item will be available upon request by visiting the Information Desk @LPL.

February 2022

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